Swimming pools

Lane hire and full pool hire are available at all pools.

COVID-19 update – Alert Level 2

Opening hours

Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Freyberg Pool and Fitness Centre, Keith Spry Pool, Karori Pool and Tawa Pool are now open for lane swimming only. SwimWell swim school is open for some programmes. 

Opening hours timetable: Public swimming times during Alert Level 2 (105KB PDF)

  • We are only open for lane swimming at this time. This is so we can ensure spacing between swimmers. 
  • Recreational swimming is not available.  We will continue to review and open for recreation swimming as soon as we are able to safely. 
  • Public swims, club swims and swimming lessons will all take place separately for the time being so we stay under the ‘100 person in a facility’ limit. 
  • All spas, saunas, steam rooms and kids play/spray pools remain closed.

Contact tracing

  • You must enrol your details at reception to allow us to contact trace. We will be using our bookings and membership system for this. We may occasionally use the Rippl app at our facilities too.
  • Please be mindful that there may be delays at reception while we make sure every customer is recorded in our system for contact tracing purposes. 

Health and safety

  • Payment via contactless methods only (Paywave Eftpos).
  • Maintain your distance from other swimmers and avoid resting at the end of the lane at the same time. Staff will be patrolling lanes more than usual to make sure social distancing measures are in place. 
  • We will have an increased cleaning routine to help ensure your health and safety.

Help us reduce congestion and wait times

  • Please keep swim sessions short and try to swim during off-peak hours to ensure any wait times are minimal.
  • Please get changed and showered at home and only use changing rooms if you really need to.

Indoor pools

In Wellington, there are five Council-run indoor pools that are open all year.

Outdoor pools

In Wellington, there are two Council-run outdoor pools that are open during the summer.

Pool charges

Charges for swimming, spectators, fitness classes, and spas and saunas at the Council's pools.

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