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A boil water is in place for businesses and properties across Queenstown following a number of confirmed local cases of illness caused by the protozoa, cryptosporidium. This affects properties serviced by the Council-managed water supply to Queenstown CBD, Fernhill, Sunshine Bay and Queenstown Hill. Read more here.

QLDC Sport and Recreation operates three aquatic facilities on behalf of our local community.

We offer a variety of aquatic programmes at these facilities including Aquafit, Tri Squad and Ante-Natal Fitness.

You'll find a timetable showing which lanes are free and which are booked by clubs and groups throughout each day on the webpage for each facility, along with a full list of daily activities over school holidays.

Learn to Swim

Our learn-to-swim programmes cover all ages and are operated by QLDC Swim School, endorsed by the New Zealand Swim Teachers and Coaches Association (NZSCTA) as a gold quality swim school.

Community Pools

In addition, Council also provides grants to assist with the operation of the following community pools:

Glenorchy Community Pool, Cantire Street (open Labour weekend until Easter weekend)

Hawea Community Pool, Hawea Flat School, Camp Hill Road (open Labour weekend until early March; weather permitting).

Our Supervision Policy

We're recruiting!

Watch the video below to hear members of our team telling you what it's like to be a lifeguard or swim school instructor at council pools in Queenstown and Wānaka. We're recruiting now so head over to our dedicated jobs website  once you've enjoyed the video: