What's on at the Pools


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​To keep up to date with the latest notices and news from our Pools you can filter Central Otago District Council's Facebook page posts with the hashtags #codcpools,  #centralotagoswimschool, #molyneuxaquaticcentre and #cromwellswimcentre.


Swim Lesson Timetables

Phone 03 440 0680 or 021 490 264, or email centralswimschool@codc.govt.nz or pop in to the pools to book a spot. ​​​​​​​​

Holiday Lesson Programme - 14-18 January 2019

All levels will be covered at both pools. Book now for some fun and learning. Spaces are limited.

Term 1 2019

​Please note:

  • Term 1 baby swim lessons will not start until 25 February at Molyneux Aquatic Centre due to pool booking and the Swim Skills Programme. 
  • Monday and Wednesday Baby Swim Lessons at Cromwell Swim Centre will not start until 20 February due to the Term 1 Swim Skills Programme.
  • Tuesday and Thursday Term 1 Lessons at Cromwell Swim Centre will not start until 4pm due to the teaching team having to return from swim skills teaching in Ranfurly.

Holiday Programmes

Each school holidays our pools design holiday programmes to entertain and delight children. Staff organise activities, games and races with prizes up for grabs; water toys, giant pool inflatables and a Tarzan rope add to the fun and complement the mushroom shower and water gun fixtures. 

Holiday programme schedules will be posted up here once confirmed in the lead-up to each break.​​​


Safe Boating Programme

Would you like to learn safe boating practices for when you are out on the lakes and waterways of Central Otago?

Participate with your organisation or as an individual in the safe boating programme. Cost on application for the 2 1/2 hour session.​

Contact the Central Otago Swim School on 03 440 0680 / 021 490 264 or email us at centralswimschool@codc.govt.nz for further information or to make a booking.


Get  A​​​qua​ Fit!​

Molyneux Aquatic Centre offers a Water Workout on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.00am-9.45am.

Cromwell Swim Centre also has Aqua Fitness on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6.00pm;Tuesdays, Wednesdays,​ Thursdays and Fridays at 9.00am.​

Movement in water (30 minute class for older mature adults returning to exercise) is held at 10.00am on Thursdays.​

No classes run during school holiday periods. 

These classes cost an extra $4.50 on top of pool entry to participate in.

Water workout /Aqua Fitness and aqua jogging are a popular way to keep fit. The low-impact forms of exercise, in which the participant wears a floatation belt, offers the fat burning and endurance building benefits you would get from other forms of land-based aerobic activity. The main advantage of exercising in water is that it offers resistance in all directions due to the cushioning effect that water provides. It is particularly beneficial to the elderly, overweight or those with concerns such as arthritis.​​


​Have a Pool Party 

​If you've got a child's birthday coming up consider throwing them a pool party at our pools. It's a hassle free way to entertain little mermaids and pirates, giving you a venue where they can splash around, burn off energy and being noisy doesn't matter. You can relax and enjoy the children's fun with minimal fuss.

At just $3.30 a head per child (normal entry fee) it's a pretty cost-effective option for a 'priceless' day's fun and laughter.

Talk to pool staff about your plans for the day and they can help make it happen.

​Birthday pool parties are best suited for 5 to 12-year-olds. Please note our pool supervision rules with regards to children under 8 years of age. 



Page reviewed: 08 Jan 2019 8:59am