Fulton Swim School has been teaching swimming lessons from our purpose-built facilities all over the country since 2005! Since then, we’ve helped countless students to gain confidence in the water and fall in love with swimming. When it comes to finding the swim school with the best swimming lessons to suit you, and your little ones, it’s safe to say that we know a thing or two about what to look for. 

Us Kiwis have always had a keen eye for a good deal but now, maybe more than ever before, families in and around New Plymouth are watching their expenses. If you’re looking for a swim school in New Plymouth, you’re likely weighing up the pros and cons of each school, and of course, the price. So we thought we’d help with your search! 

Swimming Lessons in New Plymouth: Compare Prices and Find the Best Swim School

Our goal is, and always has been, to make learning to swim, and gaining confidence around the water, as fun and easy as it can be. The dedicated Fulton Swim School team are passionate about teaching Kiwis water safety, and we don’t want the daunting task of researching local swim schools to put anyone off enrolling in swimming lessons and enjoying Ngamotu Beach this coming summer!

We’ve gone ahead and done all of the hard work for you - we’ve compared the prices of swimming lessons in New Plymouth so that you can easily see which school’s swimming lessons are the best bang for your buck!

Let’s compare prices:

The price of swimming lessons is a great place to start when it comes to choosing a swim school. However, it is worth noting that most swim schools will offer classes for school-aged children, but not all swim schools will offer classes for babies, toddlers, and adults. If you’re looking to start your little one in swimming lessons before they get to school, or you’d like to start swimming lessons yourself, you may find that you’re a little bit more limited for options. 

Don’t let that hold you back! There are still plenty of great swimming schools out there that offer classes to people of ALL ages - just have a look for yourself:

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*It’s worth noting that these prices are correct at the time of publishing, but may be subject to changes and promotional offers. We’ll do our best to keep this updated, but feel free to do your own research into the swim schools around New Plymouth!

Other factors to consider

Finding the right swim school is about more than the dollar value! When it comes to choosing a swimming school, class sizes matter. 

For example, at Fulton Swim School, all of our learn to swim classes have an optimum ratio of 4, and a maximum of 5, students to 1 teacher. This is below the industry standard and enables our teachers to focus on their students, keep the lessons fun, and help students progress quickly. Ultimately, you know your child best, if you think they would benefit from smaller class sizes, that might help you narrow down which swimming lessons in New Plymouth would suit your wee one.

Along the same lines, if you know that your child will do better in a less stimulating environment, you might favour a private pool over a public one. Your child may find that taking classes in a public pool is still very distracting, even if their class is small, because there will always be crowds around. Choosing a private swimming school means fewer distractions and more focused learning time! 

You might also like to weigh up the location of each swim school. Fulton Swim School New Plymouth is located conveniently just off Borral Ave, so it’s easy to get to no matter where in New Plymouth you live!

The best swimming lessons in New Plymouth for your family 

After considering location, swimming lesson prices and class sizes, you may be struggling to choose from all of your options…

It’s always a good idea to check the reviews of your local swim schools to see what other families think. Generally, you’ll find reviews either on Google, or on the swim school’s website. Here’s what Jana B had to say about her daughter’s experience learning to swim at Fulton Swim School:

“We couldn't be happier with the standard of training and the overall feel of the club. Their systems work and their communication with parents is excellent. We will not be moving anywhere anytime soon.”

Ultimately, the best swim school for your family is wherever you feel most comfortable. Most swim schools will let you pop in for a walk around, and some might even offer trial classes. 

At Fulton Swim School, we encourage you to come visit us! Bring your little one to our New Plymouth swim school when you’re next in the neighbourhood, have a look around, get to know our lovely, friendly team and ask us any questions you might have. We’re very proud of our dedicated learn-to-swim pools and facilities and we’d love to meet you! 

Why Fulton Swim School

At Fulton Swim School, our facilities are purpose-built to help Kiwis grow their confidence in the water! All of the pools at our facilities are heated to 32 degrees Celsius, and have been designed with children in mind. 

Our classes run throughout the year (yes! Even over the school holidays), because we know that there’s no right or wrong time to start, and attending lessons year-round is the key to continual improvement. This also means that you can book in at any stage of the year and pull out at any stage, so you are not locked in for a term of lessons, and you don’t have to wait until the start of the next term to enrol.

We also have a makeup token system and we’re proud to be one of the few extracurricular activities that offers the chance to make up for a missed lesson. We have unlimited makeups, and there’s no expiry date (subject to our Ts & Cs). 

Basically, we know that life happens, and sometimes it’s not possible to make it to every lesson. That’s okay! We want you to be able to get the most out of every lesson you pay for, so if you can’t make it one week, just use your makeup token to book another lesson at a time that suits your family and we’ll make sure you don’t pay anything extra.

You can view your makeup tokens, and track your child’s progress at any time of the day or night, through our Fulton Swim School app. Our amazing app shows student achievements and allows you to manage bookings, so everything you need is at your fingertips! 

Our Fulton Swim School family love to celebrate success! To celebrate when swimmers achieve goals and reach milestones, we award ribbons, digital certificates, lots of smiles and high fives, and we encourage children to ring the achievement bell so that everyone can applaud their hard work! 

We care about what we do, and we want all of our students to get the most out of their time at our swim school. If you have any questions or concerns, our teachers set aside a few minutes at the end of every lesson to discuss your child’s progress in person.

You’ll find Fulton Swim Schools offering classes all over the North Island. We’re proud to have established ourselves as one of the best swim schools around, and we’d love for you to join the Fulton family