Who we are
Little Makos is a Swim school that has been delivering programmes for children aged 6 months - 12 years old for the past 9 years. We are entering our 10th year in business and fundamentally believe that learning to swim is one of the most important life skills that children can receive. We offer classes at all levels of ability from the Water Babies classes where parents are in the water with their children right through to those who are able to swim all 4 of the strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and Butterfly). We do also offer Adult Learn to swim classes through the swim school by arrangement.
We believe that we offer a safe and conducive environment for teaching your children to swim, they know when they are attend that they are just coming for their lesson time and because of the small number of classes at the pool means there is less distraction so your child can focus during their lessons.
We have well trained instructors who focus on each child individually even within a group situation to make sure that we are aiming the lessons where they need to be for each child. We have a strong & flexible curriculum which has proven to be successful in teaching many children within the community to swim.
We are a community partnership between Berhampore School and Harbour City Waterpolo Club
We run a variety of Learn to Swim programmes including:
Classes run from Monday - Sunday in term time (usually a 10 week term) - You select when your child can attend. Learn to Swim classes are aimed at all swimming abilities from the non-confident beginner through to the advanced swimmer who needs technique correction before moving to competitive swim squads.
Our dedicated staff are focused towards building confidence in the water and teaching your child to swim.
Little Makos Swim School operates out of Berhampore School Aquatic Centre situated in Britomart Street, Berhampore in Wellington.
Our pool is a beautiful 17m long pool by 4.5m wide facility - The facility has a retractable roof so on those great summer days we are still able to have the feel of an outdoor pool but in winter we can be indoor. This is an ideal teaching facility as it is a quiet, sheltered pool heated to between 30 - 33 degrees celsius in summer and up to 33 degrees in winter.
Our facilities include:
The teaching pool 17m x 7m heated to between 30 - 32 degrees celsius
Hot gas Showers - for after your child's swim
Changing Facilities - include women's and men's changing areas with toilets and benches. There is also a baby changing table in each of the changing rooms for even our youngest swimmers.
Free Parking - There is ample parking with no time limits on either Britomart or Stanley Streets, Berhampore. You must park outside of school grounds during school times. The small carpark directly next to the pool is for instructors only.