The Fulton Swim School team have been helping Kiwis learn to swim since way back in 2005. So, we’re experts when it comes to finding the right swimming lessons for you, and your family, and we’re passionate about helping all of our students to reach their swimming goals! 

We think that every New Zealander should have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons so that they can learn to swim, and feel confident around the water. But we know that many families all over the country are keeping a close eye on what they spend these days. If you’re looking for the swim school in Tauranga, you’re probably looking for the best school, and the best value for money.

Tauranga Swim Schools: Where is Best to Learn to Swim?

The Fulton Swim School team are on a mission to teach Kiwis the valuable life skill that is water safety. Our goal is to make learning to swim, and gaining confidence around the water, as enjoyable and easy as we can. 

We don’t want finding the right swimming school to feel like just another task that needs to be checked off your to-do list, so we thought we’d lend a hand! We’ve compared the prices of swimming lessons in Tauranga so that you can determine which one is right for you and start getting excited to attend swimming lessons!

Let’s compare prices:

Not all swim schools are set up for babies, toddlers, or adults. So, if you’d like to start your baby or toddler in swimming lessons, or you’d like to start swimming lessons yourself, you may find that you’re a little limited for options.

No worries! There are still plenty of great swimming schools out there that offer classes to people of ALL ages:

*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 Tauranga!

Other factors to consider

When choosing a swimming school, it’s essential to find classes that fit within your budget, but it’s just as important to find a school that will happily accommodate the needs of your child, because every child is different! For example, we know that big groups can make it hard for some children to focus on their lessons. 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. 

Our teacher to student ratio is below the industry standard and enables our teachers to focus on their students, ensure the lessons are enjoyable, and 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 are the right fit for your family.

Likewise, if you know that your child will do better in a less stimulating environment, you might like to find a private pool instead of a public one. Your child may find that taking classes in a public pool can still be 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 - ideal! 

The best swimming lessons for your family 

When you’re looking for the right Tauranga swim school for your family, it’s always a good idea to check the reviews to see what other families think. Here’s what one of our Fulton Swim School parents had to say about their children’s experience learning to swim at our facilities:

“Our two children started with Fulton earlier this year and have been really enjoying it, both are progressing well and we are amazed at the extra confidence they show after each lesson, the teachers do an amazing job interacting with the kids.”

With so many great swim schools around Tauranga, it’s hard to know which one will be the best place for your child to learn to swim. 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 offer trial classes, so get amongst it and see which swim school you and your children like best!

At Fulton Swim School, we encourage you to come visit us! Bring your little one to one of our facilities at any time during our open hours, have a look around, get to know the Fulton team and ask us any questions you might have - 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 teaching children to swim in mind. 

Our classes run throughout the year (including school holidays), because we believe that there’s no right or wrong time to start, and attending lessons year-round is the key to continual improvement. Year-round classes mean 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 start learning to swim.

As if that wasn’t good enough, we also have a makeup token system! We’re proud to be one of the few extracurricular activities that offers the chance to make up for a missed lesson. We offer unlimited makeups and there’s no expiry date (subject to our Ts & Cs) because we want you to be able to get the most out of every lesson you pay for! 

We know it’s a little unconventional! Afterall, it’s not like your landlord will refund your rent if you go away on holiday, and it’s not like the supermarket will give you more fresh produce if you don’t eat what you bought before it goes off, but we don’t want your child’s swimming lessons to be another financial stress - we want you to get your money’s worth and we want the next generation of Kiwis to love spending time in the water!

You can view your makeup tokens, and track your child’s progress at any time of the day or night, through our app. Our incredible Fulton Swim School app shows student achievements and allows you to manage bookings with the touch of a fingertip! Our teachers also set aside a few minutes at the end of every lesson to discuss your child’s progress in person, and to answer any questions you might have.

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

With classes all over the North Island, including Tauranga, and a genuine passion for what we do, you can probably imagine how we’ve established ourselves as one of the best swim schools around. We’d love to welcome you to the Fulton family, so why not visit your local Fulton Swim School today?