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

Darfield Swimming Pool

Opening from Saturday 16 November for summer

Ross Street, Darfield | Pool Manager - Christina Clarkson, phone (03) 318 8109

To contact the pool, please phone 027 250 4524

This pool is a fully lifeguarded pool and operates Show Weekend 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

Children under 8 years of age must be actively supervised by an adult.

Pool hours

During school term:
Monday–Friday 3.30–7pm
Saturday–Sunday 1–7pm

During school holidays and any public holidays:
Everyday 1–7pm

Darfield Pool Party Fun Day

Sunday 17 November, 1–4pm
Inflatables in the main pool. Free sausage sizzle.
Pool will remain open until 7pm on this day.

Swimming lessons and lane swimming

Swimming lessons: 6–17 January
Morning lane swimming: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7–8am
Midday lane swimming: 12–1.30pm
Aqua-aerobics: To be advised.
Swim Club: Tuesday 14 January–Saturday 29 February

Please enquire at Darfield Pool for booking.


Thanks to Darfield Four Square for their ongoing support! 

Leeston Learners Pool

Chervier Street, Leeston | Management Committee

This pool is NOT lifeguarded and operates from December to end of March.

During the swimming season the pool is open daily from 10am–7pm.  Family swim access keys for the season can be purchased from the Leeston Service Centre/Library for $25.

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

This pool is currently closed and will open early December.

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

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

Sheffield Memorial Pool

Opening from Saturday 16 November for summer

SH73 West Coast Road , Sheffield | Management Committee

Pool cell - 027 590 9948

Operates mid-November to end of March (weather dependent)

This pool is lifeguarded.

Pool hours

During school term:
Monday–Friday 3.15–7pm
Saturday–Sunday 1–7pm

During school holidays and any public holidays:
Everyday 1–7pm

2 outdoor pools: Lane pool 21m x 9m  Depth 1.0m – 2.3m, and paddling pool 6m x 2m
Diving board and a new change facility on site.

Family season passes for $70 can be purchased from Rachel - 318 3061 or 027 613 4716.  Casual swims are $2, payable to the lifeguard staff upon entry.

Children under 10 years of age must be actively supervised by an adult.

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

Southbridge Pool

Southbridge-PoolHigh Street, Southbridge | Management Committee

Opening from Saturday 16 November for summer

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

School term opening hours
Wednesday–Friday 3.30–7pm and weekends 1–7pm.  (The pool is closed Mondays and Tuesdays for Swim Club use during Feb and March.)
School holidays
1–7pm daily

2 outdoor pools: Lane pool 25m x 13m Depth 0.9-1.8m, and paddling pool 5m x 6.7m.
Hydroslide - minimum age 8 years.
New change facility.

Children under 8 years of age must be actively supervised by an adult.

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