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Turtle swim school -
a new, fun and vibrant swim school in Papamoa, Tauranga welcomes you!

Turtle Swim School is a summer swim school run out of a heated pool in Papamoa Beach, Tauranga.

Helene Aitchison’s passion for learn to swim lead to her starting Turtle Swim School - where children are taught in a positive and friendly environment, using a range of songs, games and toys, and encouraged and rewarded to ensure they grow their confidence in and around water.


Lessons range from Babies, up to school age children who are competent swimmers and need help with their technique. 


Specializing in 1:1's for children and adults.  Helene has taught learn to swim and keep fit adults.  

Helene has 17 years experience as a swimming instructor and teaches with a holistic approach.



“I want to make a real difference in our diverse community and want to give parents an affordable option so they can have peace of mind when their kids are around water in New Zealand,” says Helene


Mission - Being passionate, educating and working with the diversity of people in the community.


"Super proud of how he is doing - even today when he banged his leg on the concrete when he was kicking... six months ago he would of been out of the pool looking for Mum and begging to go home. So well done you, you are fantastic with the kids"

Next session begins Term 1 2019

Lessons are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Starting on the 29th of January finishing on the 11th of April 2019

April School Holidays 2019


23rd April - 27th April (Lesson on Anzac day/No lesson on Easter Monday) Tuesday-Saturday


Term 2 2019

Two lessons a week for 4 weeks.

Starting on the 29th of April finishing on the 23rd of May.