Swimming (Millennium)

Homeschool Swimming Programme @AUT Millennium

Started in 2012 by a homeschooling mum, and coordinated by a local homeschooling mum, this excellent ‘Learn to Swim’ and swimming development programme runs weekly on a Monday at AUT Millennium and the Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Center. These superb facilities are situated on Auckland’s North Shore at 17 Antares Place, Mairangi Bay.

The Homeschool Swimming Programme runs all year round for 8 weeks each term, and provides lessons for (school aged 5-19 years) home educated students. We cater for absolute beginners, intermediate through to advanced swimmers. Most levels swim for 30 minutes each Monday. Our Pre-Development and Development Swimming Squads are for those swimmers who have achieved beyond level 6/7 and wish to maintain and improve technique whilst increasing speed, stamina, and overall endurance. They swim for 45 minutes each week.

HS Swim levels

Progress & Assessment: At the end of each term a detailed assessment sheet – applicable to the child’s level, is given to each swimmer (and swimming certificate updated). This helps child and parent to see their term progress and understand areas they need to work on. Instructors also offer verbal feedback and encouragement throughout the term. You will find the Programme Supervisors, Lina or Liz are usually on pool-deck on Mondays and are very knowledgeable, helpful and encouraging. Our swimming programme’s Levels of Achievement are shown above.

This is an excellent swimming programme which we are very fortunate to have. It is designed for your child’s success – the key to this is regular participation and commitment. Many of our families choose to swim all year round, other swim for two or three terms annually. New Swimmers please complete and submit the pre-assessment form (see link below). Returning Swimmers please complete and submit the registration form (see like below). It is important to note that we do not take new or returning swimmers during term time (i.e.: once the 8 week swimming term has commenced); new swimmer assessments are completed at the end of each term in preparation for the following term.

New Swimmer Assessments: All swimmers, prior to placement, are assessed in the NAC complex; this usually takes place once a term for the following term’s programme – around week 6 or 7 of the swimming term. Assessments are booked and organised by the Homeschool Programme Coordinator, but are conducted by qualified Millennium staff. There is no charge for this service but please do be respectful and turn up for your appointment. *Before an assessment can happen, you must complete a ‘new swimmer pre-assessment form’. You will be contacted with a booking time in due course.

It is important to note that swim times and lanes are allocated by programme coordinators and depend largely on your child’s age and ability. (We assess swimmers to ensure accurate lane placement.) We do try very hard to accommodate larger families with similar swim times to avoid long waits. Placement is at the discretion of the Programme Coordinator and Millennium’s Programme Manager. We manage around 70 to 110 homeschool swimming students each term – and do try to place everyone.

Fees & Admin:  Term fees are payable in full upon confirmation of placement. Fees are payable to the Homeschool Coordinator – details will be given to you. Please see ‘registration and information’ for term fees, and helpful information for other details.

As this programme is run under the ‘schools programme’ and subsidised by the MOE’s LEOTC scheme, a ‘school coordinator’ takes all registrations and payments. Therefore it is important that ALL initial enquiries come via the ‘(home)school coordinator’ Sharon Dove – she takes care of all admin – it’s a big job! Thanks Sharon!! (:
Please do not contact Millennium directly, thank you.

Want to Swim? Time to register?!

Simply complete the applicable registration form using the blue buttons below.
Click ‘returning swimmers’ if you have taken part in this programme before, or ‘new swimmers’ if you haven’t.
Note: If you have participated in this programme before, but two terms or more have passed, a new swimming assessment may be required. We can discuss this.
You will be contacted towards the end of term and prior to the new term with confirmation of your placement and payment information.

button - returning swimmer registration and info

button - new swimmer registration and preassessment

Other Helpful Information…

  • 2019 – 2020 DATES for the Homeschool Swimming (& Sports) Programme can be viewed here
  • Homeschool Swimming & Sports Programme general information sheet can be viewed here
  • Millennium Pool Rules (incl. casual swimming) can be viewed herePolicy re: children 10yrs & under view here.
  • Millennium Car-parking Information can be viewed here.

Got Questions? Want to know more?!

If you have questions please use the contact form below, thank you.
The Homeschool Programme Coordinator (Sharon Dove) will get back to you shortly.


HASCA promotes and supports this programme – it is excellent! The programme coordinator, Sharon is a local homeschooling parent and a HASCA committee member. She runs this programme to provide affordable swimming lessons to homeschooling families and provide daytime learn to swim opportunities. We welcome you to support this programme through your participation, thank you.

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