Phone: 03 260 2220 | Email: | Waitaha Aquatic Centre, 25 Charente Way, Yaldhurst

Welcome to

Canterbury Swim School

Canterbury Swim School is a leading provider of swim lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities in Christchurch.


Waitaha Aquatic Centre,
25 Charente Way, Yaldhurst

6 lane, 25m lap pool,
Heated to 27degrees

4 lane, 10m teaching pool,
Heated to 32degrees

We cater for everyone,
all ages and abilities.

What We Offer

Canterbury Swim School offer something for everyone

Swimming Lessons, Casual Swimmers, Masters Club, Holiday Programme, Baby & Pre-schooler & something for the oldies.

Swimming Lessons

Canterbury Swim School provides high quality, affordable swimming lessons with consistent and experienced tutors.

Casual Swimmers

Casual swimming is available for all ages; Just want to have a swim for exercise or fun? Come along to our pools.

Masters Club

Receive top quality coaching at our masterclasses. Train with a great group of swimmers, improve your aerobic base and technique.

Holiday Programme

We run school holiday programmes to keep kids active and add a splash of fun into their holiday break.


We offer pre-schooler swimming lessons for children aged 2 years and over.

Mellow Mondays

A fantastic way to exercise; For those 60+ come and join us on Mondays to move and mellow out in the water.

Swimming Classes

We have lessons 7 days per week for all levels of ability. Contact us today to book your place – we’d love to have you join us!

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Pool Hours

We are open for casual swimming and lessons. Click below to see all our pool hours.

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Swim Club

Waitaha Swim Club is based at our Waitaha Aquatic Centre and caters for emergent competitive swimmers through to nationally competitive squads.

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Practice your swimming for free!

All swimmers enrolled in our weekly programme are able to have a free practice whenever we have our practice lanes open – you can come as many times as you want. This is a great chance to brush up on skills learned during the week!

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Free introductory lesson for under 3s

We offer a free introductory lesson if your child is under 3 years of age. Read more here or give us a call or email us at to find out more.

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Quality Swim School – Gold Status

Canterbury Swim School has been recognised as a Gold Status Quality Swim School by Swimming New Zealand, the highest standard possible. A Quality Swim School is the industry benchmark for defined best practice standards in the swim teaching industry.

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