From 1 September 2017 until April 2018, all pre-schoolers can swim for free during school hours at any Christchurch City Council pool.

Mum swimming with pre-schooler The Council's Annual Plan 2017/18 aims to make swimming more accessible for pre-schoolers and those with Green Prescriptions(external link).

Pre-schoolers and one caregiver accompanying them will get free access to any Christchurch City Council pool from 9am to 3pm on school days. Weekends, public holidays and school holidays are excluded from the trial.


Pre-schoolers and one caregiver accompanying a pre-schooler and Green Prescription holders(external link)


9am to 3pm on school days from 1 September 2017 to 13 April 2018.


Council swimming pools