Swimming and Water Safety for Children

Swim Tangaroa provides Swimming and Water Safety programs for Pepi (Infants), Tamaiti (Preschoolers) and Tamariki (School age children).

The Whiteside Pool Swim Tangaroa program is designed to encourage and assist our whanau/families to develop Swimming and Water Safety skills through participating in a variety of fun and safe activities in the water.

We have named levels after the sea life that lives and thrives within Tangaroa. As your child grows and develops new aquatic and water safety skills, they too will grow and thrive within our program.

Key Learning Areas

  • Entries and exits
  • Floating and sculling
  • Movement, propulsion and stroke development
  • Personal survival
  • Underwater skills
  • Rescue and emergency
  • Water safety knowledge


These areas are combined and presented as activities to enhance student development.

Swim Tangaroa encourage the use of Te Reo Maori within our lessons. Although lessons are predominantly taught in English, our experienced teachers are provided with new Kupu/words and phrases to use throughout lessons.

“Kaua e whakama ki te korero Maori, Ahakoa he iti, he Taonga” - “Don’t be shy to speak Te reo Maori, even a little is a gift”.

Our Swim Tangaroa Whanau are committed to giving the skill of learning to swim as we know this to be a skill of life!

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