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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.

Level 2 Operation

With the announcement of New Zealand moving into Level 2 at 11.59pm on the 7th September we will be re-implementing restrictions within our facility. The health and wellbeing of our customers, team and community is our number 1 priority.


To ensure our team members and customers are kept safe, we have introduced social distancing in our pools.

This means we have to offer a limited access and session times. You’ll still be able to get your daily swim.  We will be offering 1 hour swim sessions per person, with a maximum of 1 person per lane.  We will be having lane walking in the 25m Lap pool from 7am to 10am weekdays, 9am to 11am Saturday and 10am to 11am Sunday, with swimming only available after this time. 

You will required to wear a mask when you enter the facility until just before entering the pool, and as soon as you exit the water.  No mask, no swim.

We are unable to offer birthday parties, group and family gatherings or BBQ facilities.  We will be offering the two lap pools only, with no access to slides, spas, kids pool, playground etc.  The lap pools are strictly for lane swimming/walking only, with no leisure play available at this time.

We have closed our changing rooms, so please arrive in your swimming attire and leave the same way.  We will have toilet facilities available, on a one in one out basis.  


We will be taking details of all customers entering the complex.  Our friendly receptionist will be asking you a few questions EVERY time you enter. 

To help with social distancing, you will notice we have marked our floors to help you keep safe.  Please use these markers at all times.

Although our offices will be open, we will not be taking face to face queries.  Correspondence will be limited to phone and email.


We  have always had strict sanitation, handwashing, and health and wellness policies for our employees. Hygiene champions are dedicated to each shift, ensuring sanitising all contact surfaces.  Extra cleaning and sanitising will be carried out during the day to keep both our staff and our valued customers safe.  We have several sanitising stations throughout the complex, so please ensure you use these upon entry and exit of facility.  Most importantly, if you are feeling unwell please stay at home.


We have Paywave.  Please use this option whenever possible.

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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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QR Code Scan

You can now register your visits with us

We have a QR Code on the front doors.  Please scan this with your smart phone and fill in the very short registration form.  You only need to fill this form out one time. 

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Spray Park

The Spray Park is now closed for the Winter season.

This will reopen on 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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Public Swimming Lanes

There will be no bookings in the Old Pool from 4.30pm on Sundays.

We will be keeping this space available for lane swimming only. From 4.00pm - 5.00pm there will be 5 lanes available to the public every Sunday.  The Masters Swimming Club have two lanes from 5pm - 6pm with the rest of the pool being available for public use.

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