From 1 September 2017 until April 2018, all pre-schoolers can swim for free during school hours at any Christchurch City Council pool.

Mum swimming with pre-schooler The Council's Annual Plan 2017/18 aims to make swimming more accessible.


Pre-schoolers and one caregiver accompanying them and those with Green Prescription holders(external link) will get free access to any Christchurch City Council pool. 


9am to 3pm on school days from:

  • 1 September to 20 December 2017
  • 29 January to 13 April 2018.

Weekends, public holidays and school holidays are excluded from the trial.


Council swimming pools