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 email


For General Pool Enquires, please call the pool office: 07 838 4335 (between 12pm - 6pm daily from 4 December - 31 March Annually).

For Pool Booking Enquires (or from 1 April - 30 November annually), contact: 07 837 9590 or

*We are currently experiencing issues with our bookings calendar. To check on availability please phone 07 838 4335

Opening Hours

  • 4 December – 31 March
  • Monday – Sunday, 12.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Closed 25 – 26 December and 1 – 2 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) Free
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 $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