Join Us!

Our squad programmes are for school age children and older who can swim comfortably in a 25 meter pool.

We also offer the rare opportunity to swim and train in Papatoetoe's 50m outdoor pool during the Summer season.

The qualified coaches will work on the fundamentals of competitive swimming, including proper technique in the four competitive strokes, dive starts and turns, racing skills, and structured practices.

In particular at the Junior and Intermediate squad levels, endurance training is introduced, as well as in house competition nights. Swimmers in these squads can attend up to three sessions per week from 6:45 – 8:00pm.


Papatoetoe Centennial Pools, Sutton Crescent, Papatoetoe

Training Days and Times:

Papatoetoe Swimming Club trains Monday - Saturday, except Public Holidays.


Junior and Intermediate Squads
6:45 - 8:00pm  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Senior Squad
6:00 - 8:00pm  Monday - Thursday
5:30 - 7:00am  Monday - Wednesday - Friday
6:30 - 9:00am  Saturday

Swimmers are allocated a class following an initial assessment.

Swimming Meets:

Competitions are held at local, regional and national levels, and are conducted under the rules of Swimming NZ. When entering a competition a fee per swim is charged by the Club or Region holding the meet.


Brian Sorensen - Senior coach
Courtenay Funaki - Intermediate Development Coach
asmine Chan - Junior Development Coach


New members will need suitable swimwear, goggles and a swim cap. Alternatively, new swimmers/existing swimmers can purchase items via our uniform section.

What does the programme teach my child? 

Each practice session begins is structured to build on previous lessons and are designed to increase strength, improve balance and flexibility. As a member of the programme your child will:

1. Learn advanced stroke drills and skills.
2. Improvement of swimming technique.
3. Improve endurance in swimming.
4. Participating in competitive swimming meets.
5. Development of mental stamina and confidence in the water.

If you would like to inquire about joining our club, feel free to contact:

Terii Ahovelo

Club Treasurer and Admin