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Piha SLSC is involved in delivering innovative pool programmes to our members to increase ability, confidence and inclusion whilst all aiming to decrease the drowning statistics in New Zealand.

Piha Ngā Wāhine o te Wai (Piha Women of the Water)

The first programme, the Piha Ngā Wāhine o te Wai is an innovative programme devised to tackle a number of issues but primarily focusing on bringing women and rangitahi back into the water. The goal is to create a fun, supportive, inclusive environment for all wāhine, so we can grow confidence, swim ability, fitness level, and connect and engage with wāhine in our club that are not currently engaged in water activities.

Piha SLSC Women POOL swim programme:

When:        Thursday 2 May to Thursday 4 July 2024

Time:          7.30pm - 8.30pm weekly (Thursday)

Where:       Kelston Girls Pool

Age:            18+ Piha SLSC 

Cost:           $59 includes 10 weeks coaching.   $36 Wahine T Shirt (optional).

Goals: Swim better from whatever your starting level; first strokes to stamina. Learn a range of strokes, skills, and technques - freestyle to dolphin. Diving for skills and bombs for fun. Practice tows with the manequin. Learn life saving techniques in the safety of the pool. Have a lot of fun, get fit, and do it with the ladies. Positively impact NZ's drowning stats.

Registrations on hold until we confirm coaches. Please stay tuned!

Piha Ngā Tāne o te Wai (Piha Men of the Water)

Now in its 4th term, the successful Piha Ngā Tāne o te Wai men's swim programme is providing fun and fitness for our Piha men. 

With swimmers from every ability, including those who are entirely new to the water - we are seeing real change in both ability and confidence.  Our three swim coaches cater to beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers.  They provide a mix of swim technique, pool/surf lifesaving skills, and some hard swimming amongst friends. 

Last term we took a deep dive into a variety of swim techniques to mix it up.  From the experience of swimming and towing a "patient" fully clothed, to mastering the art of tube rescues, and even some water polo shenanigans!  And for our aquatic athletes driven by the clock, the (optional) timed 100m and 400m swims were the perfect way to track how much faster they've become over the term. 

So, if you've been toying with the idea of dipping your toes into something new, consider this your sign. Get in touch with the co-ordinators Ben Carroll and Tim Stirrup at for more info, or just come along to the first session to give it a go.  For those that know they are keen, just head to the link below to register:

​​​​​​​PIHA SLSC Men (Tane) POOL swim programme:

When:        Monday 29 April to Monday 1 July 2024 (not King’s Birthday weekend)                 

Time:          8.00 - 9.00pm weekly (Monday)

Where:       Kelston Girls Pool

Age:            18+

Cost:           $69 includes 9 weeks swim coaching.  $35  Tāne T shirt (optional).                                      

Register here

Piha ngā Wahine o te Moana (Piha Women of the Ocean)

Pilot programme completed in April 2024.


Goals: Build confidence in the ocean through education, practice and fun!  Education: Reading waves, rips, holes , life guarding. Wetsuit etiquette. Get to know Piha, names of rocks, ledges and landmarks around our beach. Plan for a keyhole swim, always ocean permitting. Topics applicable to swimming & life such as stress management techniques. First aid.


Any payment queries please contact the General Manager at

If you wish to join one of these programmes, or support through sponsorship, please email the team. We would love to get you involved!