Swim Heretaunga Pool

Open year round, Swim Heretaunga Pool is a two-pool, heated indoor complex located adjacent to the Flaxmere Community Centre in the heart of the Flaxmere Village.

About Swim Heretaunga Pool

Aquatics Hastings

Swim Heretaunga Pool offers a range of options to suit your interests including an excellent Learn to Swim & Competitive Swimming programme. The complex features a 25-metre training pool and 15 metre learn to swim pool. Swim Heretaunga features dedicated lanes for recreational swimming and is also home to the Heretaunga Sundevils Swimming club.

If you prefer to work out with others, our AquaFit classes cater for all fitness levels.

There’s always fun to be had at Swim Heretaunga Pool with giant inflatables for the kids to play on during school holidays.

Swim Heretaunga is a base for Regional Swim and Canoe Polo meets.

Open hours

Pool Opening Hours

  • Monday – Thursday 6am – 8pm
  • Friday 9am – 8pm
  • Saturday 7am – 3pm
  • Sunday 9am – 1pm

Please note: We are closed on Sunday 29 October

Opening hours are subject to change due to event bookings.

Inflatables 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Public Holidays

  • Closed Good Friday
  • Easter Saturday 9am – 3:30pm
  • Easter Sunday 10am – 3:30pm
  • Easter Monday 10am – 3:30pm
  • Anzac Day 10am – 3:30pm
  • Hawke’s Bay Anniversary 10:00am – 3:30pm
  • Labour Day 10:00am – 3:30pm

Learn To Swim & Competitive Swimming 

  • Monday to Friday 3.30pm – 7pm*
  • Saturday 8am – 12pm*
    *Lanes and pool space may be limited during this time

Fitness and Fitness Plus

Smooth Movers – no instructor provided, normal pool entry applies, anyone welcome.

  • Monday – Thursday 8.15am – 9am

Aquafit Classes

Aquapump – qualified instructor provided, $4.50 concession tickets available

  • Monday and Wednesday 7pm – 7:45pm

Triathlon Training

  • Tuesday & Thursday 5.30am-6.45am (coaching available)

Masters Swimming

  • Sunday 9am – 10am

Parent and Child Sessions

  • Saturday 8am – 8:30am


Casual rates:

Child under 5 years $1.00

Pensioner / Child 5-17 years $3.00

Adult $4.00

AquaFit Classes (with instructor) $5.50

Aqua Card rates:

Child under 5 years $1.00

Pensioner / Child 5-17 years $2.50

Adult $3.50

       Adult Flaxrock swim/gym  $3.00

AquaFit Classes (with instructor) $5.00

Save time and money and apply for an Aqua Card

A qualified coach assisted training session available for $5


Activities and services

  • Recreational swimming
  • Learn to swim
  • Pool party bookings
  • Meeting room hire
  • Dedicated lanes for lap swimming
  • Competitive swimming
  • AquaFit
  • Lane and/or pool hire
  • Triathlon
  • Masters
  • Free car parking

More info

Swansea Road, Flaxmere

Contact us on phone +64 6 879 7676 or email fionamh@hdc.govt.nz