Freyberg Pool and Fitness Centre upgrade

We’re upgrading Freyberg Pool and Fitness Centre to make it an even better place to swim and work out.

About the project

The project will start on Monday 19 December and will be completed in two stages. The Club Active fitness centre will reopen on Wednesday 25 January, but the pool will remain closed until late February 2023.

Stage one: Monday 19 December 2022 – late January 2023

  • The whole facility will be closed
  • Programmed maintenance of pool and plant will be completed
  • The changing rooms will be refurbished
  • The entrance area and reception will be made more functional.

Stage two: Late January – late February 2023

  • Club Active fitness centre will reopen
  • The pool area will remain closed
  • Both spa pools will be replaced
  • The sauna and steam rooms will be upgraded
  • A replacement lift will also be fitted, date to be confirmed.

The pool will reopen in late February. There may be minor disruption to our normal operations, up until March 2023 while final work is completed.

Impact for swim members and casual swim customers

While Freyberg is closed Thorndon Pool will be open for the summer season. Swim members can put their membership on hold for this period if they wish. Please contact us to find out more.

Impact for Club Active members

If you are a Club Active member there are still plenty of things you can do with your membership while Freyberg is closed. Visit the Club Active website to find out more.


Every five to six years we close our pool facilities to carry out routine maintenance work on the pool and plant. We are taking this opportunity to make improvements to the facility.

More information

Amy Carter, Community Pools Manager.