Ngā ara kauhoe
Dive into a different type of workout.
Swimming works out your whole body, making you stronger, improving your heart health, and giving you more stamina. Plus, it's gentle on your body no matter your age or fitness level.
Whether you're a seasoned swimmer seeking to improve your technique or a beginner ready to take the plunge, our lifeguards are here to offer guidance, support, and ensure your safety at all times.
Benefits of swimming
- Builds muscle strength
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Reduces impact on joints
- Enhances overall endurance
- Relieves stress and encourages mindfulness
Standard pool entry fee applies. Plan your visit by checking the peak times for each centre.
PriceAdult single pool entry *#$6.70Child single pool entry (under 16 years or secondary student cardholders) *#$3.80Pool membersFreeGym & Pool membersFree
* A 25% discount is available for Community Services and Super Gold cardholders for casual entry and multi-visit passes.
# A 50% discount is available for Hāpai Access and KiwiAble Leisure card holders for casual entry and multi-visit passes.
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Closed | Opens at 5.30amJellie Park
295 Ilam Road, Burnside, Christchurch
With a fully equipped gym, indoor pools, outdoor summer pools and hydroslides, Learn to Swim lessons and a variety of group exercise classes, Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre in Burnside has something for everyone.
Closed | Opens at 5.30amGraham Condon
3 Sisson Drive, Papanui
Graham Condon offers the Papanui community refreshing pools, learn to swim classes, group fitness classes, fully-equipped gym, inflatable obstacles course sessions and multi-purpose indoor sports courts.
Closed | Opens at 5.30amPioneer
75 Lyttelton Street, Somerfield
With a range of pools, gym equipment, dynamic group fitness classes, multi sensory experience centre and indoor stadium, Pioneer caters to individuals of all fitness levels and interests.
Closed | Opens at 5.30amTaiora QEII
193 Travis Road, New Brighton
Taiora QEII has a range of pools, steam room, sauna, hydroslide, inflatable obstacles course sessions, gym equipment and group fitness classes to suit all fitness levels.
Closed | Opens at 5.30amTe Pou Toetoe Linwood Pool
141 Smith Street, Linwood
Te Pou Toetoe Linwood Pool is a place for community gathering, recreation and wellbeing. Work out and have fun at the same time.
Closed | Open 11.30am 18/11/23Norman Kirk Memorial Summer Pool
54 Oxford Street, Lyttelton
Lyttelton's very own public swimming pool is enjoyed by the community over the summer months.
Closed | Open 11.30am 19/11/23Te Hāpua Halswell Summer Pool
339 Halswell Road, Halswell
Te Hapua Halswell Pool, nestled within the heart of the Halswell community, provides an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.
Closed | Open 7.00am 18/11/23Templeton Summer Pool
62 Kirk Road, Templeton
Templeton Summer Pool provides an inviting atmosphere for whānau, friends, and individuals seeking respite from the summer heat.
Closed | Open 11.30am 18/11/23Waltham Summer Pool
30 Waltham Road, Sydenham
Whether you're in the mood for a refreshing dip or a leisurely afternoon by the water, Waltham Summer Pool offers the perfect retreat.
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Book a single lane or whole pool for school swimming sports, end of year fun days, sports event, team training or recovery sessions.
Adult swimming lessonsCasual: $14.00 per week
Learn important safety skills to keep you safe in the water. We offer a range of classes for all ages and abilities, all delivered by qualified instructors.
Aqua HIITCasual: $12.00 Multi pass: $108.00
A high-intensity 35-minute pool workout including drills, intervals and circuits with dynamic power moves designed to provide a challenging class to improve strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.
Move & Mingle AquaCasual: $5.80
A water-based recreation programme for those over 60 who want to be active and socialise together at Te Pou Toetoe Linwood Pool.
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