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Spotlight on Quality Swim Schools - BAYswim, Tauranga

Everyone is welcome at BAYswim with lessons available for babies, pre-schoolers, school aged children and adults. Enthusiasm, encouragement, positive praise, comfortable learning targets and skill based progress underpin the teaching philosophies at this swim school.

Sean Tretheway heads BAYswim, he definitely knows a bit about swimming; Sean swum for New Zealand at the Sydney 2000 Paralympics. Sean is passionate about swimming and getting more people learning, participating and competing.  His two trusty sidekicks Lisa and Lauren assist him in running the two swim school sites in Tauranga; at the Baywave pool in Mt Maunganui and Greeton pool in Tauranga. BAYswim also has a strong link with Greeton Amateur Swim Club and actively promotes swim club for the children who have learnt to swim with them.

All of the swim instructors hold the Assistant Swim Teacher Award as a minimum qualification and then go onto specialise with different modules from Swimming New Zealand’s New Zealand Certificate in Swim Teaching, plus they also do loads of in-house training. Training is definitely something that BAYswim see as a strength in all of their instructors.

It’s not just about learn to swim lessons at BAYswim, they also run:
Schools water safety lessons
Schools in pools lessons
Preschool lesson groups
Community visits
Offer a free trial aquababes lesson once a month

As a Quality Swim School BAYswim is also:
A State Kiwi Swim Safe swim school
Have just received training to deliver Active Movement in Water Workshops

Recently Swimming New Zealand and BAYswim worked together with Te Aku Ki Papamoa School. Whilst waiting for lessons at the pool Erin Fowler, Swim Safe Advisor ran dryland swimming lessons and water safety scenarios to enhance learning in the pool. We look forward to working with and supporting Sean and the team at BAYswim. Keep up the great work and we wish you all the best for the future.