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The Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre is an indoor heated aquatic facility open year-round with a 6-lane 25 metre main pool, a learners pool with a waterfall into the toddlers pool.
This aquatic facility was rebuilt after suffering significant damage in the February 2011 earthquake and reopened in August 2013.
Programmes and activities available include:
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our users we have the following pool guidelines:
16 Jan 2017 Update: Bumper boats are currently unavailable while they are being serviced. We hope to have them back up and running soon!
Bumper boats (pdf, 178.4 KB) are available at Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre Fridays from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm and Sundays from 1 pm to 3 pm. The cost for unlimited rides is $5.00 plus pool admission. Bumper boats have a weigh limit of 70kgs and have a minimum age of 8 years old.
Over the next couple of months
there are school swimming sports being hosted, that close the facilities
through the day. For the days and times of these closures, please check
the School Swimming Sports link under Related Information.
Monday - Thursday: 6 am – 3.30 pm, then 6 pm – 9 pm (see sessional times below)
Friday: 6 am - 9 pm
Saturday- Sunday: 7.30 am – 7 pm
Public Holidays: 10 am – 7 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday - Thursday: 3.30 pm – 6 pm
Note there is no lane or recreation swimming available at these times and sessional WaiSwim hours only occur during the school terms.
9 Cass Street, Kaiapoi
Phone: 03 375 5041
The main pool is 25 m long and comprises of six lanes. Each lane is 2.2 m wide allowing for plenty of room for lane swimmers. The pool has a shallow end of 1 m and a deep end of 1.45 m which allows for a wide range of aquatic activities including Aquarobics, lane swimming, recreational swimming and more. The pool is heated to a pleasant 28-29o. The pool can be entered on one side by a ramp, which allows easy access for those with mobility issues.
The learners pool is 12 m long and 6 m wide, and has a depth of 0.75 m at the shallow end and 0.9 m at the deep end. This pool operates at a temperature of around 32o, making it a fantastic place for children learning to swim within our structured programmes. The pool's design and location also allows it to double as additional recreational space at key times. A waterfall flows from the learners pool down into the toddlers pool, which has a beach area and provides an excellent place for parents with smaller children.