Who will be crowned the Christchurch City Council Manu Champion of 2023? Head down to Jellie Park to find out.

Will it be you? Enter on the day to go up against our semi-final winners.

We have four competition categories: Under 13s, 13 to 18 years, open female and adult.

The top three queens or kings of the manu will be awarded an official trophy, t-shirt and prizes – thanks to our partner Streets.


  • 1st prize – a three-month pool membership.
  • 2nd prize – a 20-visit pool pass membership.
  • 3rd prize – a 10-visit pool pass.

We have spot prizes to give out on the day too: ice creams, pool passes and slide passes.

Thanks to Streets, we’ve got free ice blocks to give away – sweet.

Pack your togs, towel and sunscreen and gather your mates - show us what you’ve got – we’ll see you there.

General pool admission price applies. Please check our pool status page before you come.

Children aged 5 to 10 years (inclusive) are required to complete a deep water swim test before using the deep end of the main pool or the manu pool.

Children between the ages of five and seven (inclusive) must be actively supervised by a responsible caregiver over the age of 16 years who is to be within the pool area at all times and able to provide immediate assistance.