The 50m pool is open. We're able to open by recycling water from our outside pools, therefore not using the city's main water supply. We're limiting the use of showers as they are on the water supply.
Gisborne's public swimming pool complex - The Olympic Pool is located on Centennial Marine Drive.
We're building a new pool complex to replace the Olympic Pool on the site next door. Read more about Kiwa Pools, opening date still being worked through
Pool is using onsite water, we aren't using the city's main water supply. But we're limiting the use of showers, because it's running from the city's water supply.
Pools and facilities open
- 50m indoor heated - 7 lane pool
- toddlers pool at the end of the 50m pool
- 33m outdoor pool
- 98m hydro-slide
- outdoor toddlers' pool with slide
- dive pool with diving boards
- indoor hot pool - bookings required, max of 1 hour per booking between 6am - 6.15pm
- BBQ facilities - limited availability
- Playground - being removed and replaced ready for opening of Kiwa Pools
For booking and information
Phone 867 6220 or email email@example.com
Summer hours are from 1 September to 30 April
|Monday - Sunday||6am - 8pm|
|Public Holidays||8am - 6pm|
|Winter hours - 1 May to 31 August||Opening hours|
|Monday - Friday||6am - 8pm|
|Saturday and Sunday||8am - 6pm|
|Public Holidays||8am - 6pm|
Costs - entry fee
|Description||Fees - casual||Fees - Swipe cardholders|
|Child, student (with ID), senior citizen (65+)||$3.50||$3.30|
|Under 2yrs - swimmer nappy required||Free||Free|
|Aqua fitness class - general||$5.00||$5.00|
|Hot pool only||$5.70||$5.30|
|Swim and hot pool - day pass||Fee + $3.50||Fee + $3.50|
Special admission fees for registered members of Comet swim club.
- $3.70 to purchase a swipe card
- swipe cards are for regular pool users
- swipe cards that are not used for more than 6 months become invalid
- invalid swipe cards cannot be reactivated and will be deleted from the system - there are no refunds on fund
|Adult swim - 20 visits||$75|
|Child, student, senior citizen swim - 20 visits||$52|
|Senior citizen 65+ - 10 aqua fitness sessions||$50|
|BBQ - private all day hire||$60.30|
|Security lockers - padlock hire||$3.40|
|Towel / Togs||$3.40|
|Kayak (in pool only) - per hour||$10.20|
|Flippers- / Aqua jogging belt||$2.40|
What's happening at the pool
1974 - opening of the Gisborne Olympic Pool Complex
1983 - 98m hydroslide added
1992 - BBQ and entertainment areas developed
1994 - toddlers pool slide added
1995 - main pool - canopy structure – commencement of all year use
1996 - spa and hot pools installed
1997 - ‘bulkhead’ pool divider installed in main pool
1999 - alterations to administration block
2002 - new children's playground installed
2002 - major repairs to fix leaks in 50m pool
2007 - added accommodation (8 bunk bed cabins)
2007 - Gisborne earthquake caused some damage to outdoor pools
2008 - Accredited with ‘PoolSafe’ status
2009 - leaking pools repaired (earthquake damage)
2009 - installed 4 designated BBQ areas
2010 - installed new 400kW wood chip boiler for pool water heating (replacing gas boiler)
2010 - Whanau Fun Day event attended to by 2000+ people
2011 - PoolAlone initiated (dealing with unsupervised children at the pool complex)
2012 - renovation of pool canopy structure
2014 - upgraded filtration system to improve water quality. Shade sails and canopy installed.
The Gisborne Olympic Pool Complex is a true community pool; many great fundraising efforts were held in the community and donations were made by various trusts and groups, which greatly assisted Council to establish this facility in 1974.
Like many other public pools in New Zealand, our facility was build in the early 1970s as an outdoor facility, to be used for the summer season only and shut down in winter.
Over the years, the demands for aquatic activities grew and new facilities were added.
Today, over 150,000 visits to the facility are recorded every year.