Fairfield Swim Club is a large friendly swimming club catering to swimmers of all ages and abilities. We are affiliated with Swimming Waikato and we train at the Fairfield College Outdoor Heated Pool during Summer, and in Winter we relocate to Waterworld Te Rapa.
We offer a wide variety of lessons and training regimes for swimmers of ALL ages and competency levels. From Learn to Swim right up to competitive swimming at the highest levels (national and international competition). We also cater for athletes focusing on multi-discipline events such as triathlon.
The Fairfield Swimming Club is accredited by Swimming New Zealand as a Quality Swim School.
The club runs a learn-to-swim programme based on the Swimming New Zealand swimsafe programme.
Swimmers attend twice per week for a half-hour lesson.
Once swimmers have completed the Level 3 of the swimsafe programme, the swimmer is able to move on to an improver’s programme called the Junior Programme.
Swimmers who then want to take their swimming more seriously and to a higher competitive level cfan then join squad training
So from Learn to Swim right through to Competitive swimming at the Highest Level Fairfield Swim Club can offer it All
Ken Nixon Head Coach
The club runs a variety of programmes for swimmers of different abilities and different levels of commitment. Full pathway overview here or see attachment below
Learn to Swim: Gives swimmers confidence in the water, basic swimming technique, and the ability to swim up to 15m with confidence. 2 x 30 minute lessons per week
Junior Programme: Builds on the skills learned in the Learn to Swim programme; working on improving technical strokes, increasing fitness, ability to swim 50m with confidence, and introduction to competitive swimming 2 x 45 minute sessions per week.
Junior coaching: Focus on technical swimming, building up aerobic capacity and starting to represent the club at local and regional swim meets. Up to five 1-hour sessions per week. Swimmers are generally aged 9 to 12 years of age.
Age Group Squad: For swimmers who have attained, or are close to attaining, qualifying times for the DivII national competition. Squad swimmers are expected to be committed to training and to competing on a regular basis. Up to five 1.5 hour sessions per week (including at least one morning training session). Swimmers are generally aged 12 to 16 years of age. Entry at the discretion of the Head Coach.
National Development Squad: For swimmers who have attained, qualifying times for the DivII national competition or are close to attaining, National Age Groups. Squad swimmers are expected to be committed to training and to competing on a regular basis. Up to seven 2 hour sessions per week (including three morning training session). Swimmers are generally aged 12 to 16 years of age. Entry at the discretion of the Head Coach.
National Gold & Silver Squad: For swimmers who have attained, or are close to attaining, National Age Groups or Opens qualifying times. A high level of commitment is expected. Up to nine two-hour sessions per week. Swimmers are generally aged 14 years of age and above. Entry at the discretion of the Head Coach.
MultiSport: A programme for older teenagers and adults who have some swimming ability but who wish to focus on the fitness aspect of swimming and not the competitive aspect. Swimmers work their own personal abilities and are guided by a coach. Up to 5 sessions per week.