Swimming Pool

Swimming is unique in that it is more than just a great sport; it is a vital life skill that every person in New Zealand should learn.

The development of a 25 metre heated pool at Hamilton Boys' High School will enable a greater number of the community's young people to have access to a swimming pool all year around. This will mean increased opportunities for learn to swim programmes, water survival lessons, the development of swim skills, and competitive swim training. This all year round 25 metre pool will be achieved by adding a divider into the current 33 1/3 yard pool, creating two separate pool spaces, and installing a gas heater to allow for year round swimming. The "two" pools will be available for use for local primary schools during school hours for the delivery of curriculum based swimming and outside of school hours by a swim club delivering learn to swim and competitive swimmer training.

As a sport, swimming in the Waikato is rapidly gaining strength with an increasing number of swimmers from the region competing and succeeding at regional, national and international events. Waikato swimmers were in the New Zealand teams at the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics, and the region is again represented in the team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July and August 2014.

Hamilton Boys' High School currently has a stable of these top regional swimmers competing at the national level. At the recent 2014 National Age Group Championships in Wellington seven HBHS students swum for their various Waikato club squads – Carter Edgecombe, Joshua Ion, Nathan Edwards, Leyton Bradford, Lochlainn McGall, James Litchfield, and Michael Woods.

The upgraded pool facility at HBHS will provide the opportunity for children to learn to swim, to make them safe in the water, and help develop the swim champions of tomorrow.

Who can use the Swimming Pool?

Hillcrest Swim Club, Marian School, Hamilton East School, Waikato Water Polo, and Hamilton Boys' High School are now making full use of the newly upgraded pool. Now, they can also make use of the recently opened Pavilion with changing rooms. This will now allow the public to use the swimming pool during the weekends and after school hours.

Hillcrest Swim Club will be running the pool outside of school hours. More information on the Hillcrest Swim Club can be found at http://www.hillcrest.swimming.org.nz

Swimming Pool & Pavilion Sponsors

Hamilton East Community Sports Complex would like to thank our major sponsors for their generous support towards the construction of the swimming pool and pavilion facilities.
Construction of the Swimming Pool & Pavilion is now complete.
Now open for schools in the area and public use.

Waiting for access through Beale Street to be confirmed.
Construction scheduled during late 2016
Waiting for access through Beale Street to be confirmed.
Construction scheduled during late 2016