Our HAVE-A-GO program is all about providing an opportunity for kids to connect with their local swimming club and to help create a 'region of swimmers'

Our Have-A-Go Swimming days are designed to cater for all different levels of swimming ability and to ensure all participants have a fun swimming experience.

With the amazing support of our ‘Have-A-Go’ sponsors, BlueFloat Energy and Elemental Group, all participants will receive a Swimming Waikato Sports Bag filled with a set of Arena Jnr Goggles, Swimming Waikato Cap, and lots of other goodies, to get your swimming journey underway!


  • It is free to enter 
  • See our upcoming Have-a-Go events below.
  • Waikato & South Auckland locations available 
  • Please feel free to get in touch with any queries!

2024 locations and dates- TBC

Bookings Open - Early 2024

Why Swimming?

  • Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental death in children, so being able to swim is an essential life-saving skill.

  • Swimming keeps your child’s heart and lungs healthy, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina and even improves balance and posture


  • Swimming provides challenges and rewards accomplishments, which helps children to become self-confident and believe in their abilities.


  • Opens the door to a world of aquatic opportunities (water-polo, surfing-lifesaving, diving, triathlon, surfing and many more..)


Q. My child has never competed in a swimming race, is that okay?
A. Absolutely! Our goal is to offer a supportive environment as kids give racing a go for the first time.

Q. Does my child need to be part of a Club to attend?
A. No. The only requirement we have is that kids are able to swim 25m without assistance.

Q. Will I be able to speak to someone about joining a club?
A. All Carnivals will be supported by one of our Member Swimming Clubs and will be on-hand to not only support your child but also provide any help with supporting ‘You Next Strokes’ in swimming.

Q. Can my child join a Swimming Waikato club and chose not to compete?
A. You bet they can. Our clubs usually offer plenty of swimming options which support all swimming goals (Fitness, Competitive, Social, Skill Development).

Q. Is there a cost to participate?
A. Not a cent. Our Carnivals are generously supported by Blue Float Energy & Elemental Group

Q. Where can I learn more about my local swimming club?
A. Please find a list of all Swimming Waikato Member Clubs (Waikato & South Auckland) – Click

Q. Who can I speak to if I want more information?
A. [email protected]


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    About BlueFloat Energy 

    BlueFloat Energy is developing offshore wind projects in various regions of the world, where it can implement its vision: to accelerate global deployment of offshore wind as a key enabler for the energy transition and economic growth. Founded by renewable energy professionals, BlueFloat Energy brings together remarkable team expertise in the design, development, financing, construction and execution of offshore wind projects. 

    For more information please visit: http://bluefloat.com        

    About Elemental Group

    Elemental Group is an international energy developer and consultancy headquartered in New Plymouth, dedicated to providing better energy outcomes for our clients.  We deliver world class solutions for a world in energy transition, ranging from remote Pacific Island communities to major cities. We aim to create enduring benefits for people and place.  We are diverse, smart, hard-working and innovative, with services across science, engineering, environment, project management and finance. 

    For more information please visit: https://elementalgroup.com