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Find out everything that is happening at the Napier Aquatic Centre from special deals and the latest information on learn to swim classes and pool closures.

Revised Opening Hours

Napier Aquatic Centre’s closing time is now 7pm on weekdays (previously 9pm). For customers who want to do individual lane swimming or water-walking, lanes will be made available to the public from 5pm to 7pm on weekdays from Tuesday 24 May.

The revised opening hours are required to allow us to recruit and train new lifeguards. The safety of our customers is our main consideration and we apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. We anticipate that opening hours will return to 9pm on weekdays in three to four weeks. We’ll keep you updated on our Facebook page and website. There is no change to weekend opening hours.

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A Vaccine Pass is no longer required at the Napier Aquatic Centre.

Customers will still be required to wear a mask when you enter the facility, but these can be removed once you are past reception.

Capacity for the Ivan Wilson complex will be limited to 200 people, with an additional 50 people in the Old Pool during the Orange Traffic Light setting.



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New Adult to Child Policy

As of July 1st 2021 we will have new ratio rules

 1 Adult to 2 X Under 5's

1 Adult to  4 X 5-10 year olds

1 Adult to 1 X Under 5 plus 3 X 5 - 10 year old

Children under 5 must be within arms length of a caregiver over the age of 16 at all times.  Children under 8 must be actively supervised by a caregiver of the age of 16 at all times.  Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver over the age of 16 at all times.

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New rules around eating in the facility

We no longer permit eating inside the facility.

We will be asking all customers to consume  food in the outdoor area.

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Spray Park

The Spray Park is now closed for the Winter season.

We will be reopening the Spray Park at Labour Weekend


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SuperGold card holders

SuperGold card holders can enter our facility for the subsidized entry of $1!

superswimAs of the 1st of September, SuperGold card holders can enter our facility for the subsidized entry of $1!
To get this deal you must show your SuperGold card upon entry. Please check our website for open hours and lane space availability. Excludes aqua fitness.
We’d like to thank the generosity of two of our amazing customers who have made this subsidized entry fee possible.


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Underwater Hockey Lane Space

On Tuesday evenings we have Underwater Hockey. They use the deep end of the Ivan Wilson pool.

Underwater Hockey is on from 7.30pm - 8.30pm, Tuesday evenings, in the deep end of the  Ivan Wilson Pool.  During this time the shallower end of the pool is still available, but no full lanes can be used.  For lane swimming during this time, the Old Pool is available.

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