Preschool 1

is where children learn to float independently on their back and tummy ...



water confidence, front and back float, basic propulsion ...


stroking and kicking, rhythmic breathing drills for freestyle ...

Breather and Improver

developing and practising freestyle drills ...

Advanced Improver

developing freestyle, backstroke and butterfly style and stamina ...

Our teachers


Owner and head teacher.


Studying sports science.


Primary school teacher 

Empowering children to go beyond the edge of what they think they can achieve

Returning swimmer from past terms?  Let us know half way through the term before the one you want to enrol in. That way we have time to look for a place before we offer them to new people.

SwimWright teaches children from three years and older at Wilford School pool in Petone, seven days a week during term time.

Wilford's pool has a state-of-the-art filtration system due to a recent plant refurbishment thanks to Pelorus Trust.  

There's one lesson in the pool at a time. The water is 33 to 34 degrees.  There are no lessons in school holidays.

You can read more about  the skill levels here. Once your child reaches the 45-minute Advanced Improver 3 grade they're ready to move on to competitive squads and clubs if they want, and they're strong enough swimmers to take on any aquatic sport such as water polo or underwater hockey. 

We do not offer private lessons.

The cost for all classes is $160 for a ten week term.


Enrol at SwimWright

We are sorry that we are unlikely to be able to offer a place in Term 1.  We will contact our currently wait listed people shortly to offer what places there are.

At present we are unable to take any more people onto our wait list.  We will review this in February or March and update our website.

The swimWright programme