Squad Swimming

Your swimmer will continue their progress and development in our Squads which focus on technique and endurance.  Our Squads run all year round.  book an assessment to see which of the 5 squad levels you fit into.   Lessons are all based in the main 25m pool, and our qualified tutors will ensure each swimmer receives individual attention every lesson. 


Level 1 Squads - Orca

Our Orca Squad is a skill based programme working on all four strokes with an endurance component.  All sessions are in the 25m pool.  Orca Squad members train once a week and each session is 45 minutes.  Choose one of the following days:

Monday 3:30pm - 4:15pm


Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:15pm


Saturday 10:00-10:45am

Level 2 Squads - Prep

Based in the 25m pool our Prep Squad swimmers continue to build their skills and endurance and lay the platform to move into competitive swimming or surf life saving.  Our Prep Squad runs twice a week, and each session is one hour long.  Our Prep Squad swims on the following days:

Tuesday 3:30pm - 4:30pm


Thursday 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Level 3 Squads - HSI Seahorses

Once your swimmer has progressed through the Hampden Street Swim School squads - they will be ready to further their swimming by starting on the pathway into competitive swimming with the Hampden Swimming Institute.  To become part of the Hampden Swimming Institute you will need to join Nelson South Swimming Club.  Club membership is paid directly to Nelson South Swimming Club.  Squad fees are paid directly to Hampden Swimming Institute.

Full information here.



    Not sure which squad is right for your swimmer?


    Further information:

    Term 4 2024 - Starting Monday 21st October

    Term 1 2025 - Starting Monday 3rd  February


    Squad Levels:

    Orca Squad (one session per week)

    Monday 3:30-4:15pm, Wednesday 3:30-4:15pm or Saturday morning 10:00-10:45am


    Prep Squad (two sessions per week)

    All swimmers attend Tuesday AND Thursday 3:30-4:30pm


    Course Dates and Costs here