School Swimming

St Paul’s Collegiate School’s swimming programme is offered in Term 1 and 2.

They will train between two times per week in the 25m heated swimming pool, located onsite at St Paul’s. This is carried out in conjunction with the St Paul’s Swim Club and the club’s coaching staff.

The swimming programme provides swim lessons for all levels including competition-focused training, preparing for the Waikato and New Zealand secondary schools' swimming events.

Swimming lessons are also available for students who would like to maintain their fitness or who require conditioning training for multi-sport and open water events through the club.

At the start of each term students are provided with a tailored programme in order to meet their skill level and athletic goals for the year. Students are categorised into three levels:

  • Elite: Swimmers who train extensively to compete at a regional, national or international level and who will train all-year-round.
  • A squad: Swimmers who want to compete and train for the Waikato secondary schools' championships and multi-sport or open water events to meet qualifying standards.
  • B squad: Swimmers who want to improve their overall swimming ability and confidence in the water in order to compete confidently during PE lessons and inter-house competitions.

School squads train on Tuesday and Thursday from 3.30-4.30pm through Term 1 and Term 4. Selected individuals can train through term 2 and term 3 at the club by arrangement.

There is a cost of $150 per student, per term, for coaching. Additional charges for secondary school competitions such as fee entry, travel, competition and accommodation expenses are dispersed to students' accounts.

St Paul’s Swim Club

St Paul’s Swim Club is a non-profit organisation and operates from the heated pool at St Paul’s Collegiate School. The Club caters to swimmers of all abilities and ages from its Learn to Swim programme through to training squads for competitive swimming.

Learn to Swim Programme

Held every term, 30-minute lessons, twice a week, Monday-Friday.

Learn to Swim for swimmers 5-7 years of age
- Red: Learning water confidence using basic freestyle with breathing, backstroke and diving. For children 5-7 years
- Blue: Freestyle with breathing, basic backstroke and breaststroke, diving and butterfly. For children 5-7 years

Junior Coaching for swimmers 7-12 years of age
- Bronze: Swimmers should be competent in freestyle, breathing bi-laterally, competent backstroke, breaststroke and basic butterfly, and can swim 25m in each stroke
- Silver: Working on technique in all four strokes, able to swim 50m competently, working on dives and turns
- Gold: Refining technique in all strokes and competently swimming 100m

Once swimmers have developed their skills, they can move onto the competitive training squads at the coach’s discretion or join HIT60.

Learn to swim $215 – per term (10weeks) 2x lessons per week
Junior Coaching $215 – as above

Junior A $125 monthly
Junior B $105 monthly
Junior C $95 monthly

National $155 monthly
National Potential $140 monthly
Hit60 $125 monthly
Tri/Multisport $215 per term


Graham Smith – Head Coach

Joy-Farai Mika – Teacher in Charge

Vicki Taylor – Swim Club Co-ordindator

Find out more on St Paul’s Swim Club website