A list of all the swimming pools in the Selwyn District, their location and contact details

The Council manages the Selwyn Aquatic Centre, and the following community pools.

Grab your friends, family, togs and jandals and enjoy the outdoor pools this summer.

Darfield Swimming Pool

Ross Street, Darfield | 027 250 4524

This pool is a fully lifeguarded pool and operates Show Weekend (12 November 2022) to mid-March (weather dependent).

  • 1 outdoor:  25m x 9m x 1.0-1.85m
  • 2 indoor: Learner’s pool and paddling pool
    All three pools are heated

Pool hours

Monday–Friday: 3.30–7pm (during school term)
Monday–Sunday: 1–7pm (during school holidays, weekends and public holidays)
Morning lane swimming: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7–8am
Midday lane swimming: Monday to Friday 12–1pm (during school term)

Pool closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Pool closes at 6pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Swimming lessons and lane swimming

Swimming lessons: Mondays 14 November–19 December, Daily 2–13 January (Block 1),  Daily 16–27 January (Block 2),  Mondays 30 January–6 March
Aqua Aerobics: Monday and Thursday 12.15pm, Monday 6.15pm.

To register for swimming lessons visit selwyn.govt.nz/swimschoolregistration

There are a variety of admission prices, information on these and activities are available at the pool.

Children under 5 years of age must be within arm's reach of a caregiver 16 years or over. Children under 8 years of age must be actively supervised by a caregiver.


Sheffield Memorial Pool

SH73 West Coast Road,  Sheffield | 027 590 9948 

This pool is a fully lifeguarded pool and operates Show Weekend (12 November 2022) to mid-March (weather dependent).

2 outdoor pools:

  • Lane pool 21m x 9m  Depth 1.0m – 2.3m
  • Paddling pool 6m x 2m
    Diving board and new change facilities on site.

Pool hours

Monday–Friday: 3.30–7pm (during school term)
Monday–Sunday: 1–5pm (during school holidays, weekends and public holidays)

Pool closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and 2 January.

For information on family season passes, please call Rachel - 318 3061 or 027 613 4716.

There are a variety of admission prices, and information on these and activities are available at the pool.


Children under 5 years of age must be within arm's reach of a caregiver 16 years or over. Children under 10 years of age must be actively supervised by a caregiver.


Southbridge Pool

Southbridge-PoolHigh Street, Southbridge | 027 294 1544

This is a heated, fully lifeguarded pool and operates Show Weekend (12 November 2022) to mid-March (weather dependent).

2 outdoor pools:

  • Lane pool 25m x 13m Depth 0.9-1.8m
  • Paddling pool 5m x 6.7m
  • Hydroslide - minimum age 8 years.
    New change facility.

Pool hours

Monday–Friday: 3.30–7pm (during school term)
Monday–Sunday: 1–7pm (during school holidays, weekends and public holidays)

Pool closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Pool closes at 6pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays for Swim Club use during February and March.)

There are a variety of admission prices, and information on these and activities are available at the pool.

Children under 5 years of age must be within arm's reach of a caregiver 16 years or over. Children under 8 years of age must be actively supervised by a caregiver.


Leeston Learners Pool

Chervier Street, Leeston

This pool is NOT lifeguarded and operates from December (10 December 2022) to end of March.

During the swimming season the pool is open daily from 10am–7pm (weather permitting).

This pool is suitable for families with primary and pre-school children only.

1 outdoor pool:  13m x 5m  Depth 0.8m to 1.0m.

Family swim access keys for the season can be purchased from the Leeston Library and Service Centre. Seasonal swimming costs $25, with an additional $10 per card for the season. Replacement cards are $10.

Children under 14 years of age must be actively supervised by an adult.