Deep Water Running

  • Participants: 35
  • $ Please see costs below
  • Age: 16+


What we do in this class

AUT Millennium’s Deep Water Running sessions have been specifically designed to help improve aerobic fitness and running technique in a non-weight bearing environment.

It is biomechanically the closest cross-training method to actual running, providing a fantastic aerobic training stimulus. Deep water running is perfect for those who wish to supplement their training, continue training whilst injured* or to improve or maintain their aerobic fitness.

The AUT Millennium DWR sessions are designed and led by Kiri Price, who has been based at AUT Millennium since 2009. Kiri is a qualified and experienced running coach, personal trainer, swim teacher and aqua instructor. She has completed over 160 marathons herself and has successfully used DWR in not only her own running career, but also with many clients in assisting them to reach their athletic goals. Learn more about Kiri’s journey here

*If you are currently injured or have a medical condition, please discuss participating in a Deep Water Running session with your health care provider prior to attending to ensure this form of exercise is suitable for you.

Class Times

  • Monday


  • Tuesday

    9:30am – 10:30am

    5:30pm – 6:30pm

    6:30pm – 7:30pm

  • Wednesday

    9:30am – 10:30am

    10:45am – 11:30am*

  • Thursday

    9:30am – 10:30am

    5:30pm – 6:30pm

  • Friday

    9:30am – 10:30am

Pool: Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre

The Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre is New Zealand’s home of aquatic sport. Adult Learn to Swim takes place the the facility’s 50m pool and is opposite the main AUT Millennium complex.

Kiri Price

Kiri Price

DWR Instructor


  • FREE for AUT Millennium Gym members
  • $5 for Pool-only Memberships
  • $12 casual for non-members
  • $100 for a 10-visit concession card
  • Payable at National Aquatic Centre reception

* Wednesday 10.45am sessions are lower intensity, suitable for beginners, recovery and rehabilitation.

Individual DWR Sessions:

One-on-one sessions are available. Cost is $100 for a 60 minute session, and these can be booked directly with Kiri – [email protected] Group sessions available by appointment.