Waitaha Aquatic Centre, while privately owned, is also open for casual lane swimming.

Casual swimming hours

During the school term:

Casual swimming is available at the following times:

Monday – Thursday:         6.00am – 3.30pm; 6.45pm –  8.00pm

Friday:                                        6.00am – 3.30pm

Saturday & Sunday:           9.00am – 1.30pm main pool;    12.00 – 1.30pm small pool

No casual swimming is available in either pool weekdays during the school term between 3.30-6.45pm

Public holidays

We are closed on Public Holidays and Public Holiday weekends.

School bookings

Sometimes we have schools booked in with us. At these times the small pool will be unavailable, however limited space is available in the main pool unless otherwise stated.

We currently have the following bookings:


19-23 November 09.15am – 2.30pm

26-30 November 09.30am – 2.15pm

03-07 December 09.30am – 2.15pm

10-13 December 12.45pm – 2.15pm


every Thursday 2.30-3.00pm


Unaccompanied children

Unaccompanied children are unable to swim at our complex.

Children’s safety is paramount; our policy is all children under 14 years of age must be accompanied and actively supervised by a parent/caregiver aged over 16 years at all times.

All children in the water under the age of 7 must be actively supervised and within arm’s reach of a parent/caregiver at all times.