Progression of the proposal for an indoor swimming pool complex on Waiheke High School grounds, following the Committee’s successful applications to the 2004 and 2005 Auckland City Council’s Facility Partnership Scheme.
Waiheke Islanders are very lucky to be offered the Auckland-wide John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams lessons right here on the island. It’s a programme designed around water safety and ensuring that over the course of their primary school years, our children have enough training to keep themselves safe in water (eg float) and can…
Proposal was sent to the Ministry of Education seeking financial support. Auckland Council had agreed financial support of $1.6 million subject in part to “the pool committee obtaining financial support from the Ministry of Education”.
The completion of a community needs assessment on the Island in December 2003. Key findings included the projected likelihood of use to be extremely high, and that key preferred activities included relaxation, lap swimming, aqua-aerobics and learn to swim. Waiheke High School Grounds was identified as the preferred site.
outlines the history of advocacy for a pool on the island
In the early 1990’s, a Swimming Pool Committee was set up and funds were raised towards the provision of a community pool. The project did not eventuate.