Council operates a range of learn to swim programmes at its pools. Aquatic Facilities Customer Relations Manager Brent Harvey says bookings are now open for Learn to Swim and SwimBegin holiday lessons. Term One lessons at Coastlands Aquatic Centre and Ōtaki Pool run from 26 January to 28
March 2015 and at Waikanae Pool from 26 January to 21 March 2015.
“Swimming lessons at Coastlands Aquatic Centre are held in the purpose built PAK’nSAVE Programmes Pool” he says. “The water temperature of 32°c, plus the pool’s ranging depth, provides the perfect environment to learn to swim. More advanced lessons are in the main pool.”
At Waikanae and Ōtaki pools, which are also heated, younger children have their lessons in the toddlers’ pool. Older children are taught in the main pools, where platforms can be used.