Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool

Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool is a place for community gathering, recreation and wellbeing. Work out and have fun at the same time.

Plan your visit

The spread of COVID-19 may temporarily affect the opening hours of some of our facilities. Check the current facility status before you toro-visit.

Bookings are essential for group fitness and adult kautāhoe-swimming lessons. Secure your spot. No booking is required to use the hōpua-pool and fitness centre.

Ngā mihi. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Swimmers in the pool

Become a Recreation and Sport Centre member

Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool welcomes people of all ages, cultures and abilities to enjoy better physical and social health for a stronger Christchurch.

Check out the kids’ water play deck, the aqua fitness classes, or just relax in the family spa while watching the giant splashes in the manu pool.

If you’d rather stay dry, we have group fitness classes in the Weka room. 

Women’s swimming sessions

The facility is exclusive for women every Wednesday from 3pm to 9.30pm to encourage all women and girls to feel more confident in our pools. Windows will be covered for privacy. Learn more.

Address: 141 Smith Street, Linwood

Phone: 03 941 6888

Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

Facebook: facebook.com/ChChRecSport (external link)

Post: PO Box 73052, Christchurch 8154

Bus: The Orbiter, No: 5, 80, 140, 155

The last entry to the pool is 15 minutes before closing. Please be ready to leave the facility by the closing time.

  Monday and Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday Weekends and public holidays
Women's Wednesdays Not available 3pm to 9.30pm Not available Not available
Pools 5.30am to 9.30pm 5.30am to 2.30pm 5.30am to 9.30pm 7am to 8pm
Manu Pool 8am to 8pm 8am to 8pm 8am to 8pm 8am to 8pm
Multi-purpose room and meeting room 5.30am to 9.30pm 5.30am to 2.30pm 5.30am to 9.30pm 7am to 8pm

Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool offers everything from family fun, manu pool, lane swimming and Womens Wednesdays sessions(external link) in the well-equipped indoor pools as well as a multi-purpose room.

Free wireless internet

Wi-Fi is available while you are at  Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool. Talk to customer services at the centre for details.

Onsite car park

Free onsite car parking is available at Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool, we have four mobility car parks available.

Bicycle stands

To increase your fitness, bike to Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool. There are free bike stands available. Make sure you have your own bike lock to secure your bike.

Lockers

Lockers are available in the pool area for use.  

Outdoor courts

  • 1  basketball
  • 2 tennis courts
  • 1 multi-purpose court with power and water

Weka room

The Weka room is a multi-purpose room that is available for hire at Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool when classes are not being held. The room can be used for many activities such as community meetings, birthday parties or other recreational activities. Bookings are required.

Bob Todd room

The Bob Todd room is a small meeting room which is located next to the Weka room and is also available for hire. The room is fitted with a flat-screen TV, whiteboard and seating for up to nine people. Bookings are required.

Bookings

For enquiries about availability and to make a room booking:

  • email rsebookings@ccc.govt.nz with the facility and space you wish to book, times, numbers attending and contact details.
  • phone 03 941 6446

At Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool, we offer loads of fun in our indoor pools and swimming lessons for all ages. From babies to adult learners, we help you make the most of the water throughout the year.

PoolsKids playing in the pool

  • A learn-to-swim pool
  • A six-lane 25-metre multi-use pool
  • Toddler pool and wet deck with water toys
  • Family spa
  • Deep water manu pool

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.

All pools have entry ramps for wheelchairs.  The spa is also wheelchair accessible. Wet wheelchairs are available at the pool, please ask one of our friendly lifeguards.

Pool status

At least two lanes are usually available for general swimming, including for Aqua Fit classes and Swimsmart lessons. Class and lesson times can vary from term to term. Contact us on 03 941 8999 to check pool availability.

Manu poolKids diving into the pool

New Zealand’s first-ever purpose-built all-season indoor manu pool. 

  • A specialty deep water pool for bombing and manus.
  • You must be 5 years or older to use the manu pool.

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.

Move and Mingle - Aqua

A recreational programme for those over 60 who want to be active and socialise together at Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool. 

Enjoy aqua jogging, swimming or gentle water-based exercises in the pool, followed by a chance to catch up over a cup of tea in the community room.  Learn more(external link).

Inflatable obstacle course

The inflatable obstacle course will be in the pool on Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm and Sundays from 12.30pm to 3pm. Please check our pool status(external link) page before you come.

Inflatable obstacle course users between the age of five and 10 years old (inclusive) are required to complete a deep water swim test before going on the inflatable. Children under eight need to be supervised by a responsible caregiver over 16 years old.

Learn to swim

We offer swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. As well as the Swimsmart programme, private lessons can be arranged.

Supervision of children in the pool

  • Children under five years old must be within arm’s reach and under constant supervision by a responsible caregiver aged 16 or older in the pool at all times who is wearing an orange wristband.
  • Children between the ages of five and seven (inclusive) must be wearing a purple wristband and actively supervised by a responsible caregiver aged 16 or older who is to be within the pool area at all times and able to provide immediate assistance.
  • Children under 12 years old need to be accompanied by a responsible caregiver 16 years or older at our facilities unless the child is attending a supervised programme or activity such as a club event or Swimsmart lessons.
  • Find out more(external link)

We are trialling a new way of displaying pool availability information. You can provide feedback by emailing rsebookings@ccc.govt.nz

Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool has a six-lane pool. Depending on availability and demand at Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool, lanes will be allocated to aqua jogging, lane swimming and leisure activities. When there are deep lanes available at off-peak times, there will be a minimum of one lane dedicated to aqua jogging.

Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool is exclusive for women every Wednesday from 3pm to 9.30pm for women’s swimming sessions to encourage all women and girls to feel more confident in our pools. Windows will be covered for privacy. Learn more(external link).

Please call 03 941 6446 or email rsebookings@ccc.govt.nz for more up to date information or to hire pool space. 

Typical peak times during school terms

At peak times, lane space may be booked for aqua classes, swim education classes and other bookings. Lanes will be available for leisure and lane swimming, but the pool is likely to be busier during the following times. 

  Morning Afternoon
Monday 8.30am to 2.30pm 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 2.30pm 3.30pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am to 2.30pm Women’s swim session 3pm to 9.30pm
Thursday 9.30am to 2.30pm 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Friday 8.30am to 2.30pm 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm Check the facility status page(external link)(external link) for inflatable session times.
Sunday Check facility status page(external link)(external link) for inflatable session times.

Aqua classes

Please see the group fitness and aqua timetable below.

The Weka multi-purpose room is 148m2 square meters and has an adjacent kitchen for use.

Classes that feature in this room are: 

The Weka room can hold up to 80 people and is for hire to the community when a class isn't being held.

Bookings

For enquiries about availability and to make a booking:

  • email rsebookings@ccc.govt.nz with the facility and space you wish to book, times, numbers attending and contact details.
  • phone 03 941 6446

Have a look at our group fitness and aqua classes. The timetable below shows the full schedule available at Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool.