Fulton Swim School has been offering swimming lessons to Kiwis of all ages, in dedicated swim schools all over the North Island since 2005! These days, with so many swim schools in the Wellington region, finding the right swimming classes for your family might feel overwhelming. 

We think that all New Zealanders should have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons and gain confidence in the water. If you’re looking for the swim school around Wellington with the perfect swimming lessons for your family, you’re probably wondering which one offers the best value for money. These days, it certainly doesn’t hurt to shop around, so why don’t you sit back, relax, and let us help you find the best Wellington swim school? 

Which Wellington Swim Schools Offer the Best Value for Money?

We don’t want finding the right swimming school to feel daunting, we believe that learning to swim should be fun and exciting, so we’ve gone ahead and done the research for you! We’ve shopped around, made a few calls, and compared the prices of swimming lessons in Wellington so that you can get excited about enrolling in a swim school! 

So, which Wellington swim school will you take to like a duck to water? 

Let’s compare prices:

Firstly, let’s start off by comparing the cost of a single lesson. We’ve done our best to give you a good overview of what swim schools cost but, while most swim schools offer classes for different age ranges, not all swim schools have lessons for babies, toddlers, and adults

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. That’s okay! There are still plenty of great swimming schools out there that offer classes to people of ALL ages, as you’ll see:

*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 near you!

Other factors to consider

Finding the swim school with the best value for money is about more than just the cost of lessons! 

When choosing a swimming school, class sizes matter. 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 keep a close eye on each of their students, keeping them happy, safe, and honing their water skills quickly. Ultimately, you know your child best, if you think they would benefit from smaller class sizes, that might help you narrow down which swim school would suit best.

Likewise, if you know that your child will do better in a less stimulating environment, you might like to enrol in lessons in a private pool rather than a public one. Taking classes in a public pool can still be very distracting, even if the class is small, because there will always be people standing, walking or swimming nearby. Choosing a private swimming school helps to minimise the distractions for your little one so that they can make the most out of their classes! 

The best Wellington swim school for your family 

If you’re unsure which swim school is best for you, it’s always a good idea to check the reviews of your local swim schools to see what other families think. Here’s what one of our student’s parents had to say about the lessons at Fulton Swim School:

“Before starting lessons with Fulton's my daughter had a fear of submerging any part of her face under water and had little confidence in the water. Watching her water confidence develop over the lessons has been magical. She loves diving under the water now. She started fully submerging just after a few lessons, she was over the moon about it. I am so very pleased we started the lessons with Fulton's, as the teachers there really care.”

Ultimately, the best swim school for your family is wherever you feel most comfortable, and you can’t know that until you’re there in person. Most swim schools will let you pop in for a walk around or a trial class, so don’t be shy! We encourage families to visit, so feel free to pop into the Fulton Swim School in Upper Hutt, have a look around, get a feel for the facilities and ask us any questions you might have - we’d love to meet you! 

Why Fulton Swim School

At Fulton Swim School, our swim schools 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 so that all of our swimmers stay warm throughout their lessons. 

Our Upper Hutt pools are treated by a state of the art water treatment system so we don't need to use any unnecessary nasty chemicals. We do however use the minimum required amount of chlorine as per government regulations.

Our classes run year-round (except for a short break over Christmas), because there’s no right or wrong time to start swimming lessons, and attending lessons year-round is the key to continual improvement. Our class schedule means that you can book in at any stage of the year and pull out at any stage. You won’t be 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 offer unlimited makeup classes with 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! Offering this assurance that you’ll get EVERYTHING you pay for is one of the ways we’ve set ourselves apart from other swim schools and it’s one of the ways we show Kiwi families that our top priority is helping their little ones feel confident in the water. 

If your child is part of a sports team, you know that if you miss a game, there’s no way to add an extra game on at the end of the season - you pay for the games whether you attend or not. We don’t think that’s fair, so we offer the chance to make up for a missed swimming lesson at no additional cost.

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

We love to celebrate success at our swim schools, so when Fulton Swim School 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 spectators, and everyone in the pool, can applaud their accomplishments!

We offer classes all over the North Island, and have established ourselves as one of the best swim schools in New zealand because we care about each of the students we teach. So what are you waiting for? Join the Upper Hutt Fulton Swim School family today!