Pools & Swim School


27 ​May 2020: Central Otago Pools Under Alert Level 2
​• Council’s swim centres – Molyneux Aquatic Centre in Alexandra and Cromwell Swim Centre have reopened.

• Opening hours: Under Alert Level 2 our hours for both Molyneux Aquatic Centre and Cromwell Swim Centre will be 6am-10am and 2-6pm Monday- Friday and 9am-5pm at weekends. These reduced operating hours at level 2 cater for known busy times for lane swimmers and aqua joggers, while also allowing for most efficient and safe staff resourcing.

• Initially we will only be allowing lane swimming and aqua jogging, and will be using both the lane pool and the deep end of the therapeutic pool for this. So sorry families but no use of the pools for general play just yet. We will look to transition club and class activities when we can do so safely. 

Physical distancing: The maximum number allowed in the pools at each swim centre at any time is 34. If this cap is reached, staff will advise pool users who will be able to sit inside and wait and pool entry will be then on a one out, one in basis.

Pools will be operating in accordance with national Alert Level 2 requirements that may mean the use of some facilities will be limited – for example spa pools will be closed.​ 

• Depending on demand in order to comply with Level 2 restrictions we may be operating with limited changing facilities. We encourage, where possible, for pool users to consider popping their togs on under their clothes before heading to the pool.

Contactless Payment: Please come prepared to pay by eftpos/credit card or swim card.

Contact Tracing: All customers will be required to sign in with our contact tracing tool (please bring your phone if you have one as it makes it easier).

• Central Otago Swim School will restart from 2 June. Operating under Alert Level 2 restrictions means there will be limited numbers and it will be on a first-in, first served basis so get in touch with our team today if you’d like to get your child/children into classes. We’ve had a change to our enrolment process so we are asking parents to come into either of our pools – Molyneux Aquatic Centre in Alexandra or Cromwell Swim Centre – to enrol and pay. Any questions phone the team on 03 440 0680 or 021 490 264 or email: centralswimschool@codc.govt.nz​​

  • Aquafit Classes ​are returning from Wednesday 3 June at Molyneux Aquatic Centre in Alexandra and then running every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am until further notice. 

Page reviewed: 29 May 2020 12:22pm