Pioneer’s lane and leisure pools are closed for repairs and upgrading. The teach pool remains open for Swimsmart lessons. Pioneer multi-members can continue to use Jellie Park and Graham Condon aquatic facilities and Council's outdoor summer pools.

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Opening hours at Waltham Pool and at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre are being extended to provide more opportunity for swimmers over the summer. For the duration of the repairs taking place at Pioneer, both outdoor pools will be open 6am to 8pm daily. 

Aqua Fitness

A reduced Pioneer Aqua Fit timetable will operate temporarily at Waltham Pool. If you're an Aqua Fit concession card holder and you're unable to attend these classes, please see the Pioneer customer services team.


The teach pool at Pioneer is remaining open for lessons over the summer.  All parent-child, preschool and school-age lessons up to Sharks level will be held in the Teach Pool at Pioneer. There will also be a limited number of Tigersharks lessons held in the Teach Pool. 

Customers that usually have lessons in the lane pool (Tigersharks, Barracudas, Marlins and squads) have the following options:

Adult Swimsmart Lessons

  • Beginners, Breathers and Stroke Correction classes will be held in the Teach Pool.
  • Extension Squad lessons will be available at Jellie Park for the period of the closure.

We appreciate your patience while we carry out these repairs and upgrades.