We run Swimsmart lessons 48 weeks per year and also offer block courses for school-age children during school holidays. These daily lessons are a great way to accelerate learning and enhance swimming skills outside of the regular programme.

All Council facilities closed – COVID-19 updates

We’ve closed all of our Council facilities until further notice, to support the Government’s fight against COVID-19.

This includes pools and recreation centres, libraries, service centres, community facilities, the Christchurch Art Gallery and all our visitor’s centres in gardens and regional parks.

It’s important to proactively look after our mental and physical wellbeing. Whilst our centres are closed you can join us for workouts from the comfort of your living room. Join our daily Facebook live fitness classes.

All payments have been automatically frozen for all members (pool, fitness, multi, and Swimsmart) including direct debits. Expiry dates on concession cards will also be extended.

Please take care, be kind to yourself and others.

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More information

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Individual and shared lessons available on request.

Duration: 20 or 25-minute lessons

Cost: $66.50 for five lessons

To book: