Friday, February 17, 2012

The Newmarket Olympic Pools

The Olympic boasts an amazing 50 metre Olympic size pool. The main pool is maintained at a warm 28 degrees and is set up as lane swimming with slow, medium and fast lanes suitable for swimming for all abilities.

Originally the Olympic Pool was opened in 1940 by the Newmarket Borough Council, and had the distinction of being NZ’s first 50 metre swimming pool.  In 1950 it was the venue for the Empire Games, and in 1957 produced the first world swimming record for a New Zealander when Philippa Gould broke the record for the 200 metre backstroke.

> Entry cost for students: $6.50
> How to get there: 1 stage bus ride $1.80 (see map below)

Take your own togs (swimsuit) and towel.
More information:

The entrance on Broadway in Newmarket

You can use the 50m swimming pool, sauna and steam room with you ticket.

How to get there...

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