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Quality Swim Schools

Quality Swim School (QSS), developed by Swimming New Zealand in partnership with Swimming Coaches and Teachers of New Zealand Inc.

There's no doubt about it - we all want to improve the image and services of learning to swim and swim schools in New

Zealand.  The advantages are significant: higher standards of swimming tuition, recognised, accountable standards for good industry practice, improved professional status for swim coaches and teachers, validated safe learn to swim methods and standards that deliver and demonstrate best practice in Learn to Swim provision.

Our customers will have peace of mind that their swim school conforms to a nationally recognised standard, providing them with good teaching practices in a safe environment.  The result will be a quality experience that benefits everyone and helps to keep everyone swimming for longer.

Quality Swim School is the industry bench mark for defined best practice standards in our swim teaching industry.

The Quality Swim School award mark

The Quality Swim School mark is developed as the national mark for swim school best practice. Only those swim schools who comply can be awarded and can carry the Quality Swim School mark. We will be encouraging consumers to search for swim schools with the Quality Swim School mark.
Contact Swimming New Zealand for more information on Quality Swim Schools opportunities to be involved with:

Who qualifies for Quality Swim School status?

Any swim school that completes the Quality Swim School self assessment survey will be contacted to complete the registration process. Any swim school interested in being involved but who do not meet the minimum requirements may apply to Swimming New Zealand for assistance.

Who can apply for Quality Swim School status?

Any organisation where swim teaching or coaching takes place:

  • Private Swim Schools
  • Swim Clubs
  • Local Council pools with Swim Schools
  • Military pools with Swim Schools


Requirements and Benefits

For the minimum requirements and the benefits of becoming Quality Swim Schools click here.

To Register

To apply to register to become a Quality Swim School please click here.