Fees & bookings

Check out the costs and book in your Dash Swim School classes or private lessons today.

Check out the costs and book in your Dash Swim School classes or private lessons today.

Dash group lessons

Our swim programme is aligned with primary school terms, which are usually 10 weeks, but can vary from 9–11 weeks. All group classes are $13.50 per lesson. You book and pay for a term's worth of lessons. The cost per term is usually $121.50 – $148.50, and needs to be paid before the term starts.

There is no swim school on public holidays, and your fees are adjusted accordingly. The cost for your term will be confirmed with you as part of booking. Contact us  (04) 237 1518 or [email protected] if you have any questions.

Returning customers rebooking lessons

Returning customers are able to book for the following term midway through the current term. Your instructor or the pool supervisor will let you know when bookings open. Contact us  (04) 237 1518 or [email protected] to confirm your place.

Week 1 of term Sign and return your swimming confirmation and pay all fees by your first lesson
Week 5 of current term Booking opens for existing customers to rebook same class, day and time for next term
Week 6 of current term Bookings open for new customers, and for existing customers who are changing class. Preferential rebooking for existing customers closes. If you book after this time, you are not guaranteed to have the same day or time for your lessons


Dash Automatically rolls over our Swimmers into the new term. This will reserve your space in your lesson to ensure that everyone will be enrolled into the same time and level as they were in the previous term. Please note that Teachers may change. Swimmers will not be re-enrolled if payment is not made in full.

If you wish to not be rolled over, please let us know.

*If full payment can not be made before the start of the first lesson a payment plan can be arranged.

Lesson times and cost

Cost per lesson Class Size School
Babies 13.50 Up to 10 Babies
Pre-school $13.50 Up to 4 Pre-school
School aged (up to Manta Ray) $13.50 Up to 5 School aged (up to Manta Ray)
Orca $13.50 Up to 6 Orca
Marlins $13.50 Up to 8 Marlins
Whales & Dashers $13.50 Up to 10 Whales & Dashers
Private 1 on 1 $40.00 1 Private 1 on 1
Private 2 on 1 $55.00 ($27.50 per swimmer) 2 Private 2 on 1
Private 3 on 1 $70.00 ($23.33 per swimmer) 3 Private 3 on 1
Special needs lessons $13.50 Up to 3 Special needs lessons
Adult Beginner $13.50 Up to 6 Adult Beginner
Swim Fit $13.50 Up to 10 Swim Fit
Teen Swimfit $13.50 Up to 10 Teen Swimfit

How to pay

We accept credit cards (Visa and MasterCard), in person at either Arena Aquatic Centre or Cannons Creek Pool, or credit card payments over the phone. Cash can be used at the Arena, but not at Cannons Creek Pool.

Internet/telephone banking or Automatic payments can be made directly: *

Our bank account is 03-0547-0240008-00.

Please include the name of the swimmer enrolled and DASH as a reference.

E.G. M Lloyd/DASH

Eftpos payments can be made:

Swimming lessons can be paid for at Cannons Creek Pool or Te Rauparaha Arena.

* poriruacity.govt.nz/contact/about-website/online-payments-terms-and-conditions

Booking enquiry

Please complete all mandatory fields with a

Child or person who will be taking the lesson
Level, day and time if you have a preference
We like to know if children can put their face in the water, are happy to put their head under, float, or have had any negative experiences. If you've been to other lessons then feel free to tell us about those as well.
Allergies, learning needs, medial conditions

Our programme aims to be fully inclusive to ensure all students, including disabled young people, receive a quality experience.  To support our instructors, we would appreciate you providing as much information on your child’s ability as possible.  This may include medical conditions, impairments/disabilities and any assistance your child may require.

We'll get back to you within a few days (as long as it's not the weekend or a public holiday), and let you know which classes we have available, and what the cost will be.

Recommended pages:

Check out our learn to swim page if you're not sure what class you should be in