Te Huruhi Community Swimming Pool!
With the Summer Holidays coming to an end; our schedule is changing accordingly. Please check the pages on this site for updated times and Follow Us on our Face Book Page for all up to date news, classes and information. Any last minute closure announcements will also be posted to our FB page – which will be mainly due to weather.
Our heated pool is LOCATED at Te Huruhi Primary School – 11 Donald Bruce Road, Surfdale, Waiheke Island.
Currently Te Huruhi Primary School is in the final stages of it’s new build! This said – there are a few diggers still moving around meaning our entrance is not 100% complete. For now, please enter the school from the main car park and follow the blue arrows to the pool entrance.
A huge ‘SHOUT OUT & Thank you!’ to some amazing supporters of the Waiheke Community Pool over the last two months…
Waiheke RSA – for generously sponsoring our Stunning Lifeguard Chair. Locally made by a very talented Stainless Steel expert – we had the benefit of working into the design an umbrella holder (to protect our lifeguards from the elements) and a drink bottle holder. Looking down and over the pool has provided added security to all our facility users and is a true asset for our current pool and future pool facility!
Waiheke Bayleys – for sponsoring our banner, located at the beginning of Donald Bruce Road, advertising the Te Huruhi Community Pool OPEN – and the stand-up Flag located located at the Te Huruhi car park entrance for pool users. Being able to clearly show where the pool is and how to enter has proved so valuable for pool users this season – Thank you to Mary Curnow and Mana Tahapehi for your continued support to the Waiheke Pool Society.
Waiheke Homes – for supporting the youth of our island in our very successful start to Flippaball in January this year! Tobias and the team generously purchased our Flippaball Caps that are an integral piece of safety equipment for the game. The kids had such a blast and the interest to play was over whelming. We now have Flippaball on our Pool Schedule for Term 1 every Thursday and are looking to hold an on-island tournament late March! Thank you so much team – we look forward to keeping you up to date with the sports progress.
Placemakers Waiheke & Dulux – for donating the range of paints we have had the pleasure of using in our Mural located on the Toilet Block wall. This art piece has been designed and painted by two of our very talented lifeguards – Sabina and Poppy. The mural was an idea to add colour and a talking piece to our facility to be enjoyed by all pool users; incorporating the sea creatures from Swimgym’s swimming classes to keep the fun connection between swimming lessons and pool use at all times for our tamariki!
Blue Sky Trust – for our ‘long wished for’ – Pace Clock. This has been on our Squad swimmers ‘wish list’ for quite some years, and now the Lane swimmers are also benefiting. Training with a Pace Clock enhances the swimmers ambition to better themselves and their lap times encouraging more competitive swimming and maintaining lap times for fitness also. Thank you!
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
The Te Huruhi Community Pool is open to the public for fun, fitness and swimming lessons. In addition, lessons are available to all school children on the island through a free program called Find Your Field of Dreams.
The Te Huruhi Community Pool is a collaboration between the Waiheke Pool Society, Te Huruhi Primary School, Swimgym – and of course, you – the community.
“Heated by You” was the fundraising campaign that raised sufficient funds in 2018 to heat the pool to an extent that children and fully grown adults no longer turned blue while in the water. The pool today is typically a balmy 28 degrees celsius since installation of the pool covers and solar pump. The newest equipment – the heat pump – was put through its paces as the temperatures dropped through the autumn of 2019, and passed with flying colours.
The History and Purpose of the Waiheke Pool Society is also available for reading. We always welcome new members to our Society, so please do check us out!
Contact the Waiheke Pool Society…