Hilton Brown Swimming

AUCKLAND, HAMILTON, HAVELOCK NORTH & PALMERSTON NORTH: At Hilton Brown Swimming our aim is simple – to provide a fun, safe and caring environment for children to learn to swim. Working with proven teaching methods that have been continuously fine-tuned since the school started in 1973, our highly-trained instructors aim to ensure a successful and enjoyable learning experience for everyone.
AUCKLAND, HAMILTON, HAVELOCK NORTH & PALMERSTON NORTH: Hilton Brown offers kids swimming lessons for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Being comfortable in, under, on, and through the water, keeping swimming lessons fun and rewarding success – these all-important factors are the focus at Hilton Brown, New Zealand’s leading swim school.

Hilton Brown Swimming - Kids Swimming Lessons

Working with proven teaching methods that have been continuously fine-tuned since the Hilton Brown swim school started in 1973, our highly-trained instructors aim to ensure a successful and enjoyable learning experience for everyone.

A point of difference for our kids swim classes is a continual review progress that celebrates success and promotes children to the next level as soon as they’re ready to move up. This speeds their journey to becoming competent, technically-correct swimmers.

Every Hilton Brown instructor working with babies, toddlers and preschoolers has received special training to ensure lessons are safe and fun. Our unique teaching methods are the result of years of experience – we know what works!

Baby & toddler swimming lessons

Our Infants Swim Programme helps babies and toddlers to become confident in water.

The classes are 30-minutes and suitable for children aged 3 months to 3 years.

Initially babies and toddlers learn how to be happy in and under the water. As they progress they learn how to safely enter and exit the pool, kick, turn around, roll onto their backs to float and swim back to the side.

The emphasis is on basic water skills that prepare the way for learning how to swim.

Young kids learn better with their own age group, so we split our classes into two age groups:
  • Tadpoles:  3 months to 18 months
  • Frogs:  18 months to 3 years

Preschool swimming lessons

Our Preschool Swim Programme is suitable for kids aged 3 to 5 years and moves children through six levels of learning, from beginner to competent swimmer.

Once swimming lessons start, we review progress every month and promote kids who are ready to move up.

Children receive a certificate for completing a level. Most other swimming schools only assess children at the end of the school term.

Preschool swim classes have a ratio of four children to one teacher.

Coffee morning swimming lessons for you & bubs

Thinking of introducing your baby to swimming? Why not get some friends together and join us in the pool for a FREE demonstration lesson*, then relax and enjoy a coffee and some morning tea on us!
Get 5 or more friends together and book your very own lesson at a Hilton Brown Swimming pool near you.
Coffee mornings are free to anyone who hasn’t swum with us in the last 12 months and available at the following pools: One Tree Hill, Newmarket, Albany, Hamilton, Havelock North and Palmerston North.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Hilton Brown Swimming is in 6 locations:

  • Albany
  • Newmarket
  • One Tree Hill
  • Hamilton
  • Havelock North
  • Palmerston North
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