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

Selwyn District is operating at Orange Settings under the COVID-19 Protection Framework. At Orange Setting a vaccine pass is required to enter the Darfield, Southbridge and Sheffield pools. Vaccine passes are not required at this time for the remaining community pools. For full details see our COVID-19 page.

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

Darfield Swimming Pool

Ross Street, Darfield | 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 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.

Pool hours

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

During school holidays:
Everyday 1–7pm
Pool closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Swimming lessons and lane swimming

Swimming lessons: 4-18 January and 15-29 January
Morning lane swimming: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7–8am
Midday lane swimming: 12–1.30pm
Aqua-aerobics: Monday and Thursday 12:15pm, Monday 6:15pm.

Please enquire at Darfield Pool for bookings.

Leeston Learners Pool

Chervier Street, Leeston

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.

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.

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

Sheffield Memorial Pool

SH73 West Coast Road,  Sheffield | 027 590 9948 

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

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

Pool hours

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

During school holidays:
Everyday 1–7pm
Pool closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and 2nd January.

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

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

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.

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

Southbridge Pool

Southbridge-PoolHigh Street, Southbridge | 027 294 1544

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

School term opening hours
Monday–Friday 3.30–7pm (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays for Swim Club use during Feb and March.)
Weekends 1–7pm. 
School holidays
1–7pm daily
Pool closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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 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.

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