From floating to
fulfilling the olympic
dream …


Welcome to Swimgym

Swimgym is a quality Swim School as recognized by Swimming New Zealand and is also a member of the Swim Australia and an International Swim Schools Association member. All of our staff are Swimming New Zealand qualified, many hold international qualifications and we also hold regular in house training.


In the Swimgym programme the learner will move seamlessly from blowing bubbles, to swimming all strokes to … well the sky is the limit. You or your child will be well looked after from early learning through to where ever they want to finish.

We have locations in Howick, Lloyd Elsmore, Otara, Papatoetoe and Waiheke Island.


Our programmes

Stage 1


6 - 36 months

Floating on front & back
Confidence in water
Start to kick
Stage 2


3 - 5 years

Move around pool
Basic freestyle
Breathing skills
Stage 3

School Age

5+ years

Freestyle & backstroke
Breaststroke & Butterfly
Gliding & kicking
Stage 4 – Mini Squads

Mini Squads

Techincal efficiency
Distance development
Development of all 4 strokes

We also offer

Holiday Program

Swimgym offers holiday block course in each of the school holidays from pre school to mini squad level. Block courses are a great opportunity to boost a swimmer’s progress through an intensive course of lessons.

Adult Swimming

You can either learn in a 1-on-1 class or in a class with up to five adults scheduled at various times through
the week.


Including HPK Swim Club and Triathalon

Important dates

31 Jan - 13 Apr

TERM 1 9 – 11 Weeks (Dependant of which day swimming)


1 May - 9 Jul

TERM 2 10 Weeks

24 Jul - 1 Oct

TERM 3 10 Weeks

16 Oct - 22 Dec

TERM 4 10 Weeks

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Swimgym is the professional arm of the Howick Pakuranga (HPK) Swimming Club.

HPK consistently performs at the highest level both here in New Zealand and internationally. Our Squad structure is based around a long term athlete development plan however we also understand that athletes grow and develop at their own pace. Our goal is to ensure that every athlete leaves the HPK Swim squads at the end of their career with fond memories of great performances or great friendships.

Our primary training pool is the Pakuranga College Pool. We train here year round in the 8 lane 33 1/3m heated pool. We have primary use of the facility outside school hours.