How we teach

At SwimWell, we teach your child the skills they need to enjoy and stay safe in the water. They will also learn independence, perseverance, and pride in their achievements.

 Instructor with school-age child in the pool.

Every stage of the SwimWell programme incorporates the Water Skills for Life programme.

SwimWell is a gold-level Swimming New Zealand Quality Swim School. We maintain these high standards through training programmes and ongoing professional development opportunities.

SwimWell instructors

All instructors complete an Instructor Training and Induction Programme, hold the Swimming New Zealand Swim Teacher Award and a first aid qualification, and have undergone police vetting. The minimum age to become an instructor is 16 years old.

Feedback about an instructor

We welcome your feedback on our instructors at any time. Talk to a poolside supervisor, email, or pick up a feedback form at reception.

Getting feedback about your child's swimming

If you have questions about your child's swimming, you can speak with a poolside supervisor or a SwimWell team leader, or email

SwimWell team leaders

Karori Pool

Nicola Fredericks leads the Karori team. She has over 16 years' experience in teaching, personal training, and strength and conditioning. She brings enthusiasm and passion to the role, and encourages excellence in her staff and swimmers.

Keith Spry Pool, Johnsonville

Parrish Evans leads the Keith Spry team.

Tawa Pool

Jayne Freeman leads the Tawa team.

Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre (WRAC), Kilbirnie

Bridget Williams leads the WRAC team.