The Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre offers swimming lessons, water safety, aqua fun days and swimming carnivals for schools.

We cater for kinder groups, primary and secondary schools, across all ages and levels, from beginner to squads. Whether you’re looking for a venue for your swimming carnival, an integrated component of your PE program, a fun excursion or end of year event for your students, we can tailor a program suitable for your school's needs. Call our reception to find out more.


Our programs are flexible to suit your needs. Choose from a range of program lengths, teacher/student ratios, structures and activities, all run by nationally qualified instructors. Custom programs can include:

Swimming lessons  Water familiarisation, stroke development, and water safety skills 
Pyjama day Personal survival and water safety. Can include clothed swim, PFD/lifejacket experience, aquatic rescues suited to age and ability, beach and waterways education
Water safety incursions  We can come to you and provide classroom presentations and activities relating to water safety, or come to us for water safety session in or out of the pool.
Aqua fun day A great day of fun and excitement encompassing water activities, inflatable obstacle course, water slide and aqua playground
Swimming carnivals Just for fun or as trials for SSV interschool competitions. Carnivals can include a range of competitive and novelty events. We can facilitate with pool bookings, lifeguards, and equipment including; tables and chairs.


Our indoor and outdoor pools are fully-equipped to host your next school's program:

Indoor pool Outdoor pool
  • Shallow warm water pool with variable depths
  • 25 metre pool (8 lanes)
  • Water slide and playground
  • Schools only change rooms
  • 25 metre pool (8 lanes)
  • Bleachers – ideal for school carnivals
  • Shaded seating areas
  • Superb open landscape surrounds

Contact and bookings

For more information or to organise a meeting with our program coordinator, please contact us.

We're committed to providing access to all students

At the YMCA we are committed to providing every student with equal opportunity to participate in all programs. We can assist students with medical conditions and special needs, and may also be able to assist with subsidised access to families with financial hardship.


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