Pool Redevelopment

We are now moved back into the front office and the courts/lounge are back up and running with the whole complex looking fantastic.  Over the coming months the Wharenui Sports Complex will begin Stage 2 of repairs, this time occurring inside the pool.  This work includes installing steel bracing around the inside of the pool so that the building meets earthquake standards and updating the changing rooms.  Work will begin on the 12th September and is scheduled to be complete by the 10th November.  The major disruption will be that both small pools will be closed during the school holidays (25th Sep 1.00pm onwards) while the steel framing is put up.  All three chancing areas will also be closed during various times in the next few months, for this we advise swimmers to get changed in the newly opened changing rooms in the Rec Centre.  These are located down the hall on the left opposite the stadium.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause during this exciting time.


We are also happy to announce that thanks to the Christchurch City Council we now have a free Wi-Fi connection! Simply find the connection and accept the terms and conditions and you are good to go! 




Installing Steel Frame

17th Sep - 20th Oct

PLEASE NOTE: Both smaller pools will be closed during the holidays for this work.
Male Changing Rooms

12th Sep - 30th Sep

These will be closed so please use new male changing rooms in the Rec Centre.
Female Changing Rooms 

3rd Oct - 21st Oct

These will be closed so please use new female changing rooms in the Rec Centre.
Family Changing Area

25th Oct - 10th Nov

This area will be closed so please use changing rooms poolside or in Rec Centre.




 Street artist Dcypher creating the Kiwiana-themed mural on the Wharenui Recreation Centre, which reopens on Friday. 

Swimming NZ National Squad 2018-2019 August 2nd 2018

Congratulations to Taiko Torepo-Ormsby & Thomas McGibbon on being named in the Swimming New Zealand National Sqaud for 2018-2019....


Congratulations - Taiko Torepe-Ormsby May 18th 2018

Taiko Torepe-Ormsby has been seleted to swim for the New Zealand Team who will compete at the 2018 Australian State Teams Swimming Championships in Caberra later this year (3rd - 5th October 2018).  We wish him and the rest of the NZ Team all the best....


Fantastic results for Josie in the pool December 22nd 2017

Massive congratulations to Josie who swam at the Special Olympics National Summer Games at the end of November. She swam in the 100 Individual medley, 100 Freestyle and 200 Freestyle.  It was the first time that she had swum a 200 event. She placed first in the medley, fourth in......


International Swimmers Update August 26th 2017

Wharenui had two swimmers swimming internationally over the last few weeks. Congratulations to Thomas Moot who swum 4/6 PB's including one 5th place finish at the 2017 Queensland Short Course Champs. 200 Fly ...


Records in Timaru! August 12th 2017

Wharenui swimmers breaking records as one New Zealand and four Canterbury records fall. ...


SCWC Squad Announcement July 28th 2017

SCWC name large contingent of Wharenui swimmers in junior squads...


Attention Former Wharenui Water Polo Players July 17th 2017

Would all NZ Water Polo players who were in Age Group or Open Players please contact Murry McGirr on this email muggsymcgirr@gmail.com...


New NZ Record! July 8th 2017

Massive congratulations to Taiko Torepe-Ormsby...


2017 NZ Juniors February 20th 2017

Wharenui among the medals in new Juniors Format....


2017 SCWC Junior Champs Wrap January 29th 2017

Juniors show how its done at Junior Champs....


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