University Pools


Consisting of an Olympic sized main pool and a circular dive pool, the University of Waikato pools are located via Gate 4, Hillcrest Road. These pools are available for causal use and can be booked for school and community sports events and training.

Main Pool

The main pool is 50m in length and is 15.3m wide (can contain six lanes). It is 0.9m deep (shallow end) to 1.4m (deep end). Generally, three lane ropes are placed in the main pool during public hours.

Dive Pool

The circular dive pool is 4.3m deep with a diameter of 11.3m.


To make a booking, please check the availability below, fill out the University of Waikato Pool Hire Agreement and email You will receive a response within seven working days.


For General Pool Enquires, please call the pool office: 07 - 838 - 4335 (between 12pm - 6pm daily from 1 December - 31 March Annually).

For Pool Booking Enquires (or from 1 April - 30 November annually), contact: 07 - 838 -4463 or

Opening Hours

  • 1 December – 31 March
  • Monday – Sunday, 12.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Closed 25 – 27 December and 1 – 3 January



University of Waikato Student (with valid ID) $3.00
University of Waikato Staff / Alumni (with valid ID) $4.00
Adult (over 16s) $5.00
Under 16s / Over 60s $3.00
Under 5s* (Under 2s require a swimming nappy $2.00) Free
UniRec Member (with valid ID) $4.00
Family Pass (two adults, two children) $14.00
Spectators $1.00

Pre-Pay Concession (10 Swim)

University of Waikato Student $23.00
University of Waikato Staff / Alumni / UniRec Member $33.00
Adult (over 16s) $43.00
Under 16s / Over 60s $23.00

Pool Hire

50m Pool $50/hr + $1.50 per swimmer
Dive Pool $35/hr + $1.50 per swimmer
1x Lane (50m) $10/hr +$1.50 per swimmer
Lifeguard $35/hr