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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.

Traffic light update

From Saturday 15 January we will be operating under the traffic light system (also known as the COVID-19 Protection Framework) under the orange setting, as a Vaccine Only Facility

Napier Aquatic Centre has reviewed its COVID-19 protocols and from Saturday 15 January 2022 will require the use of My Vaccine Passes. This means that everyone aged 12 years 3 months and over will need to present their My Vaccine Pass to a staff member to be verified before entering. 

Capacity for the Ivan Wilson complex will be limited to 150 people, with an additional 50 people in the Old Pool. 

To manage these limits while trying to ensure that no one misses out, we will be running three daily sessions.  These sessions will be:

  • 10am to 2pm – facility is available for all activities including leisure and play.
  • 2.30pm to close - – facility is available for all activities including leisure and play. 

During weekdays we will be running an additional session from 6am-10am. This early morning session will be limited to structured aquatic health & fitness activities such as lane swimming, water-walking, and Aqua Fitness sessions.

At the end of these sessions at 10am and 2pm we will be asking all customers in the facility to leave to create capacity for the next session.

From 10am the Ivan Wilson lane pool will be available, the outdoor splash pad will be open, and we will have the inflatable in the Old Pool between 11am to 1.30pm.

Unfortunately, the hydro slides will not be in operation due to the pumps being reconditioned.  We are working on returning this into operation as quickly as we can.

We no longer permit eating inside the facility.  We will be asking all customers to consume any food in the outdoor area. 

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

For more information on how the Centre will be operating under Orange of the traffic light system please see our FAQs here.

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Waterslide Maintenance

Our waterslides are currently unavailable

We are working hard to repair the pumps on our waterslides.


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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 open for the Summer season.

Our Spray Park is open daily from 10am.


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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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