Congratulations on taking the first step in ensuring your childs safety around water! SwimMagic Swim School annually provides Swimming Tuition to over 15,000 families throughout New Zealand and is proud to be the country's largest provider of learn to swim classes.

If at any stage you require more information on what SwimMagic has to offer your family, one of our team is waiting on the end of the phone for your call to arrange your free introductory lesson!

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Award for SwimMagic Instructor

Posted on 25 July 2017

At Community Leisure Management
AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Award 2017 - Lisa Stove (SwimMagic Richmond)   Lisa Stove the SwimMagic Coordinator at Richmond Aquatic Centre took out the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Award at the 2017 AUSTSWIM Aotearoa conference. This award recognises the excellence, commitment and innovation of an individual in the teaching of swimming and water safety in New Zealand. This award recognises the contribution this individual has had to the aquatic industry and the wealth of experience and knowledge they have. Lisa has worked in the swim school industry for over 20 years in a number of different roles including swim teaching, training staff and managing a large swim school. Her passion for swimming and water safety is infectious and the number of teachers she has inspired over the year is in the hundreds. We are extremely proud of Lisa, Craig Carter (CLM CEO) said “he is rapt that Lisa has been recognised for her years of delivering outstanding water safety/swim school lessons in the Nelson and Marlborough regions”. “Lisa truly is a Legend and has had a positive effect on 1000’s of families , so rapt that she has received national recognition”. SwimMagic also had the below instructors nominated for the AUSTSWIM awards which was outstanding to see how many passionate and industry leading instructors we have. Gemma Elsey (CLM The Bays, Auckland) Nicky Adams (CLM The Bays, Auckland) Julie Gunthorp (CLM The Bays, Auckland) Kirstie Nash (Massey Park, Auckland) Pare Tongaroa (Massey Park, Auckland) Lisa Stanley (Richmond, Nelson)

Swimming lessons in three different languages

Posted on 29 June 2016

At Community Leisure Management
CLM’s SwimMagic Swim School is offering lessons in three different languages at the Otahuhu Pool and Leisure Centre every Friday from 3.30pm – 6pm starting July 29th . This unparalleled initiative showcases the facilities vision and drive to fully represent the local Otahuhu Community. Facility Manager James Robertson says “We are excited to be able to offer our SwimMagic lessons in Te Reo Maori, Samoan and Tongan, as it means we can cater for our community as well as allow for more opportunities for our bilingual staff. We look forward to delivering the programme and making our community safer in and around water.”
For more information on this programme please contact Otahuhu Pool and Leisure Centre Manager – James Robertson, jar@clmnz.co.nz CLM Marketing Manager - Tom Mann tom.mann@clmnz.co.nz. -  027 7028 462

SwimMagic Teaching Vital Water Safety Sessions These Holidays.

Posted on 19 January 2016

At Richmond Aquatic Centre
Nelson holiday program teaches vital water safety lessons A school holiday programme in Nelson is teaching kids about how to be safe in the water to help prevent accidents and drownings in the region.  Treading water, swimming in lifejackets and learning about river safety are mixed in with kayaking, snorkelling and playing flipper ball during the week long programme.  SwimMagic co-ordinator Lisa Stove said the aim of the Wet and Wild Challenge was to teach kids a range of water skills and how to stay safe in different situations.   ALDEN WILLIAMS/FAIRFAX NZ Ben Houston, 11, leaps into the deep end at the Wet & Wild Challenge at the Richmond aquatic Centre on Monday Stove is passionate about educating kids on water safety and having them pass that knowledge onto others. The programme had been developed in conjunction with Water Safety New Zealand and Stove said she wanted it to make an impact in the community and reduce the number of accidents that occurred in the water, especially during summer.  "We are giving them really hard messages," he said. "If a skipper tells you to get on that boat and there is no lifejacket for you, you are not to get on it, saying those sort of things." The kids also get a chance to put their swimming skills to the test by completing the aquatic part of the police test which involves a timed 50 metre swim, treading water for five minutes and picking up a simulated body, which is a bucket full of bricks, off the floor of the pool. "My role in co-ordinating the swim school is making sure that we are teaching some life skills rather than just how to learn to swim," she said.  Xanthe Wardle, 13, said she had been learning about how to correctly wear a lifejacket and was putting it to the test by jumping into the wave pool at the Richmond Aquatic Centre.  "If its too big, it pulls up easily and it will come up over your head," she said. "We did huddles and one of those snake things incase we were stuck in an ocean." Wardle was also looking forward to the snorkelling and treading water, but the best part of the first day had been "doing bombs". The Wet and Wild challenge is funded by the break-away school holiday programme by Sport Southland. It is free for kids aged 11 to 17 years old and the week long course and after this week, will run for another two weeks at the Richmond Aquatic Centre. View this aricle online here Atricle from Stuff NZ:
Last updated 09:54, January 12 2016  

Refugees Learn to Swim with SwimMagic

Posted on 08 June 2015

At Richmond Aquatic Centre
Chin Refugees living in Nelson are learning to Swim here at the Richmond Aquatic Centre. Parents and their teenagers have taken to the water here at the Aquatic Centre to build water confidence and basic skills to keep them safe in and around the water with the project aiming to connect with the Refugee Community's needs. Sponsored by Port Nelson the Red Cross has nominated a number of Refugees to participate in Water Safety and Learn to Swim Lessons provided by the staff here at SwimMagic.  None of the swimmers have had any prior experience in swimming and many have never been in a Swimming Pool. SwimMagic is proud to be assisting the Refugee Community and families to have more awareness of water safety and learning to swim through our SwimMagic Programme. 

Kids Get Head Start with SwimMagic Lessons

Posted on 12 August 2014

At Richmond Aquatic Centre
Most of us will remember trips to the swimming pool during school time, but not many will be able to remember doing the same when we were just four years old and still at pre-school. Well, children from the Richmond Early Learning Centre have been getting their weekly “school time” swimming lessons in a year early, partnering-up with the ASB Aquatic and Fitness Centre’s SwimMagic programme. Lisa Stove, the Nelson region coordinator for Swim Magic, says Water Safety New Zealand statistics show that there are still huge numbers of intermediate-age children who can’t swim 200m, and she hopes getting them in early will go a long way to improving those statistics. Most of the schools in the region have regular swimming lessons at the facility, but this is the first time that children from early childhood education have joined up. “Our catchphrase is that it takes a long time for a child to learn their ABCs, well it takes just as long to learn to swim to save yourself,” says Lisa. “We just want to start their water confidence early. There’s no best age to start swimming, it’s just as early as possible, it’s all about water familiarisation.” Waimea Weekly - 6th August 2014 

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