Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will officially open the facility at 11.30am, after which invited guests will be able to go for a swim to test out the waters. The pool will open to the public the following day, on Sunday 1 March from 6am - 9pm.
Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says, “Learning to swim is essential to enjoying many of New Zealand’s delights such as kayaking and scuba diving. Swimming itself is excellent exercise and the renovated pool and changing rooms will welcome everyone – beginners and athletes alike.”
These renovations are the first major improvements since the complex opened in 1982. Enhancements include new changing rooms, a dedicated teaching and children’s pool, all covered by a new roof.
“Keith Spry has provided a long standing service for the Johnsonville community and these renovations have resulted in a facility the community can be proud of. I am very excited to see the community enjoying the new pool”, says, Matt Kilgour, Manager Keith Spry Pool.
Two new classes called Move and Improve and Masters Swimming will be added to the timetable along with the regular and highly popular Learn to Swim, Aqua Fit and school swimming. Opening hours will be 6am – 9pm each day and 10am – 6pm on public holidays.