University Pools - Open from 1 December 2023

Main Pool

Picture of a swimming 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.

We are located on the University campus off of Gate 4, Hillcrest Road.

Please be aware there are major roadworks on both Ruakura Road and Silverdale Road, please plan your trip appropriately. For  more info visit the Hamilton City Council website.

Dive Pool

Picture of a diving pool.

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

Pool Bookings

There is no need to book the pool. Just head on down to the pool facility and you can pay on arrival with either cash or EFTPOS. If you did want to book the pool for a private function you can enquiry by emailing

To stay up to date with latest information and any closures please like our Facebook page!

Opening Hours

1 December 2023 – 31 March 2024
Monday - Friday, 12- 6pm, Saturday - Sunday, 10am - 6pm
(pool may close for special events - updates available on our website and Facebook page)

Holiday hours

December 24 - 12.00 PM - 4.00 PM
December 25 - CLOSED
December 26 - CLOSED
December 31 - 12.00 PM - 4.00 PM
January 1 - CLOSED
January 2 - CLOSED

Pricing – Casual

University of Waikato Student (with valid ID)


University of Waikato Staff (with valid ID)


Adult (over 16s)


Under 16s / Over 60s


Under 5s* (Under 2s require a swimming nappy $2.00)


UniRec Member (with valid ID)


Family Pass (two adults, up to four children)





Pricing – Pre-pay Concession (10 Swim)

University of Waikato Student $35.00
University of Waikato Staff $43.00
Adult (over 16s) $56.00
Under 16s / Over 60s $30.00



  • General Pool Enquires, please call the pool office: 07 838 4335 (between 12pm - 6pm daily from 13 December - 31 March Annually).
  • Pool Booking Enquires (or from 1 April - 30 November annually), contact:

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Picture of the pool lifeguards.