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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 over 18 years experience as a swimming instructor and teaches with a holistic approach.


Helene has also recently won the 2019 Aust Swim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety.



"My 5 year old has had a fear of water since breaking his leg at the age of 2. We heard great things about Turtle Swim School, so we booked our 5 year old into 2 full week intensive swimming classes, followed by 2 private 1:1 lessons. At the beginning of classes it was difficult to get our son in the pool our son was fully submerging himself into water happily and in a result is water confident and has found a new hobby. Helene is amazing. She has a warm and inviting nature, not to mention a whole lot of patience! She has a wonderful approach with children and develops trust with them in no time. I highly recommend Turtle Swim School to anyone looking for water safety / water confidence and swimming lessons for their little ones and even the bath at home. By the end of the private lessons "

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

Term 4 2019

Lessons start up again at the beginning of Term 4 2019.  Starting on Monday 14th of October 2019

To avoid disappointment contact Helene now and book your child's space.  Turtleswimschool@gmail.com