Tamaiti (Preschool 3 - 5 years)

Swimming Lessons for Children

Your children will love visiting Franklin Pool & Leisure for fun and educational swimming lessons. Our lessons teach areas of learning that are combined and presented as activities to enhance student development.

The skills and knowledge learnt through the Swim Tangaroa program provides a level of protection and aims to provide children with solid foundation skills in swimming, survival and basic rescue.

Children wishing to extend their swimming and become a competitive swimmer, we can assist you and can provide you with contact details. 


Designed for children aged 3 to 5 years, Tamaiti is the water confidence component of the Swim Tangaroa program. Tamaiti is fundamental to the development of basic foundation skills in swimming, survival and water safety, as is a positive attitude towards learning these essential skills.

Tamaiti guides children through fun and safe activities, gradually building upon their breathing, floating and movement skills; supporting and encouraging independence.

The Tamaiti program progresses from initial parental participation to children developing trust and learning through interacting independently with the teacher.

Tamaiti has three awards (levels) for children to progress through as they build confidence and develop new skills.

Level 1 - Pipi (Shellfish)
Level 2 - Pa Tangaroa (Starfish)
Level 3 - Paua (Shellfish)

Join Children Swim Tangaroa Program

To express your interest please click the Enrol button below. We look forward to having you in the water with us soon!

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