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.

COVID-19 updates

All Recreation and Sport Centres are open under Alert Level 2. We’ll be operating at reduced capacity and with increased safety measures. 

Bookings are essential for group fitness, Tumbletimes, pickleball and adult swimming lessons. Secure your spot. No booking is required to use the pool and fitness centre. 

All Swimsmart lessons will be back up and running under Alert Level 2. The normal booking process applies for pre-school gymnastics and the Southern Centre. 

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 multipurpose room.

Kids playing in the pool

Facilities

  • Six-lane 25-metre multi-use pool.
  • Deepwater manu pool.
  • Learn-to-swim pool.
  • Toddler pool and wet deck with water toys.
  • Family spa.
  • Large multi-purpose room with kitchen.
  • Small meeting room.
  • Outdoor gathering space including picnic tables.
  • Outdoor courts: 2 tennis courts and 1 basketball court.
  • Multi-use court with power and water.
     

Kids diving into the pool

Manu 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.
  • Manu competition - coming soon.
     

Women-only sessions

We're also making the facility women-only 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.
 

Book a class

Address: 141 Smith Street, Linwood

Phone: 03 941 6888

Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

Post: PO Box 73052, Christchurch 8154

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

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

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

Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool offers everything from family fun, manu pool, lane swimming and women-only sessions 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. 

Family spa

Relax and unwind in our poolside family spa, access is included in pool admission fees. 

Outdoor courts

Available for hire:

  • 1  basketball
  • 2 tennis courts
  • 1 multi-purpose court 

Multi-purpose room

The Multi-purpose room 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.

Meeting room

A meeting room is located next to the Multi-purpose room and is also available for hire. The room is fitted with a flat-screen TV, whiteboard and seating for up to 9 people. Bookings are required.

Bookings

For enquiries about availability and to make a court or room booking:

  • email rsubookings@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.

Pools

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

Learn to swim

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

Alert Level 2 information

The lanes listed below are single lanes.

If there are less than 4 single lanes available, under Alert Level 2 we are only allowed to have 1 person per lane.

If there are 4 or more lanes available, we will create at least one larger double lane that allows up to 6 people in the lane.

Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool has an 6-lane pool. Lane availability is subject to change, for further enquiries please phone 03 941 6446. To check the pool availability of our other pools, please phone 03 941 8999.

Women-only sessions*

We're also making the facility women-only every Wednesday from 3pm to 9.30pm, to help encourage all women and girls to feel more confident in our pools. Windows will be covered for privacy and all staff poolside will be female. Learn more.

Number of lanes available for public use

Morning Fri 15 Sat 16 Sun 17 Mon 18 Tue 19 Wed 20 Thur 21 Fri 22
5.30am 6 0 0 6 6 6 6 6
6.00am 6 0 0 6 6 6 6 6
6.30am 6 0 0 6 6 6 6 6
7.00am 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7.30am 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
8.00am 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
8.30am 6 6 6 4 6 4 6 4
9.00am 6 6 6 4 6 4 6 4
9.30am 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
10.00am 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4
10.30am 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4
11.00am 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 3
11.30am 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 3
Afternoon Fri 15 Sat 16 Sun 17 Mon 18 Tue 19 Wed 20 Thur 21 Fri 22
12.00pm 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 3
12.30pm 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 3
1.00pm 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 3
1.30pm 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 3
2.00pm 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 3
2.30pm 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
3.00pm 6 6 6 6 6 6* 6 6
3.30pm 6 6 6 6 6 6* 6 6
4.00pm 6 6 6 6 6 6* 6 6
4.30pm 6 6 6 5 6 6* 6 5
5.00pm 6 6 6 4 5 6* 5 4
5.30pm 6 6 6 5 4 4* 4 5
6.00pm 6 6 6 5 4 4* 4 5
6.30pm 6 6 6 6 4 6* 6 6
7.00pm 6 6 6 6 4 4* 6 6
7.30pm 6 6 6 6 6 4* 6 6
8.00pm 6 0 0 6 6 6* 6 6
8.30pm 6 0 0 6 6 6* 6 6
9.00pm 6 0 0 6 6 6* 6 6

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

Classes that feature in this room are: 

  • Tumbletimes
  • Move and Mingle
  • Zumba
  • Stretch & Release
  • Hit Zone
  • Core Zone

The Multi-purpose 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 rsubookings@ccc.govt.nz with the facility and space you wish to book, times, numbers attending and contact details.
  • phone 03 941 6446.

Group fitness and aqua classes start at Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool on Monday 18 October 2021.

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