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 dash@poriruacity.govt.nz 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 dash@poriruacity.govt.nz 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

Auto-enrolment:

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

Lesson Cost per lesson Class size Time
Babies $13.50 Up to 8 30 minutes
Pre-School $13.50 Up to 4 30 minutes
School aged (up to Orca) $13.50 Up to 5 30 minutes
Marlines and Whales $13.50 Up to 6 45 minutes
Dashers $13.50 Up to 8 1 hour
Private 1 on 1 $30.00 1 30 minutes
Private 2 on 1 $40.00 ($20.00 per Swimmer) 2 30 minutes
Private 3 on 1 $45.00 ($15.00 per Swimmer) 3 30 minutes
Special needs lesson $10.00 Up to 3 30 minutes
Adults $13.50 Up to 6 1 hour
Teen Swimfit $13.50 Up to 6 1 hour


How to pay

We accept credit cards (Visa and MasterCard), or cash, in person at either Arena Aquatic Centre or Cannons Creek Pool, or credit card payments over the phone.

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, Cash 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

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

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