Swimming pools

COVID-19 update – Alert Level 2

Contact tracing is a requirement at all our facilities at Level 2. Customers can either use the NZ COVID Tracer app or alternatively we will collect your details at reception. Existing members details will be collected via our normal bookings and membership system.  

Wellington Community Pools (Tawa, Karori, Keith Spry, Thorndon, Freyberg) timetable during Alert Level 2 (516KB PDF)


  • SwimWell classes and club swimming are running as per normal. Please continue to check our Facebook page and website for more updates.  
  • Please limit the number of people coming to the pools, ideally one spectator per swimmer.  


  • There will be times when some pools are closed for recreational swimming to maintain facility limits where existing bookings, SwimWell classes and/or club swimming are scheduled.  Please check our website or Facebook pages for more information. 
  • Cash will be accepted, but contactless payment is highly recommended.  
  • Saunas and steam rooms will be closed under Level 2.  
  • Larger spas at Karori pool and Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre will continue to operate but numbers will be limited to ensure physical distancing.   
  • Spas at the other pools are closed.   
  • Drinking fountains will be available for bottle filling only.  

Staying safe  

  • Please keep at least 1m physical distancing when you’re in the facility.  
  • We will have an increased cleaning routine to help ensure your health and safety.  
  • Please get changed/showered at home and only use changing rooms if you really need to.  
  • If you are feeling unwell, please stay home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or contact your local GP for advice.