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Teaching pool timetables

See when the teaching pools at Birkenhead, Glenfield and Takapuna are available.

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Contact Glenfield

73-77 Bentley Ave

Our Swimming Pools

Glenfield Swimming Pool

Download the Glenfield teaching pool timetable (PDF 150KB).

Glenfield Pool and Leisure Centre has a 25 metre heated pool with seven lanes that can cater for a range of activities.The pool temperature is a constant 28 degrees. There is also a learners’ pool, which is heated to 32 degrees. Both pools have lifeguards on duty.

There are three diving boards, a 1 metre, 3 metre and 5 metre, located over the dive pool. The 5 metre dive board is supervised by a lifeguard, and is open at certain times during opening hours.

The centre has two spa pools, one for 6+ years and one for adults only. There are also two saunas and one steam room available for adult use only.

General swimming

Swimming is a great way to keep fit. We cater for all ages and skill levels, from beginners to advanced and squad swimmers. Our fully qualified staff can provide coaching at every level, and we are always happy to answer your questions. 


Lessons are held on a term by term basis and assessments are necessary for new swimmers (please book at reception). Lessons are usually 9 - 10 weeks per term and prices range from $11 per lesson for babies and toddlers, to $12.50 for school age and adult students. Fees are payable in full when booking.

We also cater for babies (six months and older), pre-schoolers, school age children, adults, squads and school groups. Swim school caps, goggles, nose clips and earplugs are available at reception. Holiday swim lessons are held between school terms during the mornings only.

Junior, intermediate and senior squads

The perfect class for teenagers who want to keep fit but don't wish to compete. Our qualified teachers will improve your technique with stimulating programmes. Suitable for eight to 16 year olds. You may swim between one and three times per week.

Performance squad

This squad is held Monday to Friday mornings 5.30am to 7am. It covers endurance work for triathletes, masters swimmers, waterpolo players, surf lifesavers and anyone who wishes to train with a motivated and friendly team. Distances for the session range from 3km to 5km.

Private lessons

One-on-one private lessons are available to suit all ages and abilities. They are structured to meet individual needs and requirements. $48.60 per half-hour lesson. 

Keep fit

This excellent class provides programmes for the advanced swimmer. Classes are Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm, $7.50 for non-members, but there is no charge for members.

Pool rules

Please help us keep your children and families safe by following these simple rules.

Children 10 years and under:

  • Must be actively supervised by a responsible caregiver aged 17 years or over at all times.

Actively supervised means:

  • Watching your children at all times and able to provide immediate help.
  • At a close distance where you can see, hear and be heard by your child. Your child must be able to see you.

Children 4 years and under:

  • In pools other than shallow toddler pools, children must be accompanied in the pool and within arms reach of a responsible caregiver aged 17 years or over at all times.

Maximum adult to child ratios:

  • One adult to two under five year olds
  • One adult to four 5-10 year olds
  • One adult to one under five year old and three 5-10 year olds

For hygiene reasons, we ask that you shower before entering the pool.