Graham Condon Recreation and Sport Centre

Work out and have fun at the same time. We have a range of pools, gym equipment and group fitness classes to suit all fitness levels.

Plan your visit

Check the current facility status before you toro-visit.

Bookings are essential for group fitness and adult kautāhoe-swimming lessons. Secure your spot. No booking is required to use the hōpua-pool and fitness centre.

Ngā mihi. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Become a Recreation and Sport Centre member

Address: 3 Sisson Drive, Papanui, Christchurch - opposite Northlands Mall

Phone: 03 941 6888


Facebook: (external link)

Post: PO Box 73034, Christchurch 8154

Bus: Number 28 or the Blue Line Bus

Opening hours

  Monday to Thursday Friday Weekends and public holidays
Fitness centre 5.30am to 9.30pm 5.30am to 8pm 7am to 8pm
Indoor pools 5.30am to 9.30pm 5.30am to 9.30pm 7am to 8pm

The last entry to the pool is 15 minutes before closing. Please be ready to leave the facility by closing time.

Graham Condon Recreation and Sport Centre offers great facilities in the heart of Papanui. Make the most of the fantastic facilities to reach your health, fitness and recreation goals.

Free wireless internet

Wi-fi is available while you are at Graham Condon. Talk to customer services at the centre for details.

On-site car park

Free onsite car parking is available at Graham Condon. There are mobility car parks available in the main car park and ramps to the main entry.

Bicycle stands

To increase your fitness, bike to Graham Condon Recreation and Sport Centre. There are free bike stands available. Make sure you have your own bike lock to secure your bike.


Lockers are available in the changing rooms and reception area for use at no extra cost.

The gym facilities at Graham Condon offer everything you need to achieve your fitness goals, in a relaxed and friendly environment.  

Gym facilities

  • Treadmills
  • Exercycles
  • Rowing machines
  • Cross trainers
  • Weight resistance machines
  • Free weights including benches and half racks
  • Stretching area
  • Personalised fitness programmes
  • Change rooms
  • Showers
  • Lockers


Our qualified, experienced instructors and personal trainers can guide you to your fitness goals.

Group fitness classes

Get your heart racing in one of our group fitness classes. 

  • Revl Everest – Circuit-style, full-body strength and conditioning workouts to upbeat, uplifting and motivational music.
  • Zumba® – Ditch the workout, join the party. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves.
  • STRONG Nation™ – A high-intensity interval training workout driven by synced music motivation.

Bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) scales

BIA scales allow a more accurate way to track your progress in our fitness centres. It measures:

  • weight
  • body fat percentage
  • metabolic age
  • percentage of water weight
  • muscle mass
  • visceral fat.

The cost of this service is $20 for members and $35 for non-members.

New members have access to a full reading as part of their first and second programmes. The initial free sessions are included as part of our personal programme for new members.

Pool status

While the pool is popular for training and group use, lanes are usually available to general swimmers. 

Current pool status(external link) 

Our indoor pools and facilities offer plenty of opportunities for year-round fun. You can improve your swimming or relax in our spa. Access ramps to the lane pool, teaching pools and spa ensure our facilities are open to the whole community.


Our indoor pools and facilities include:

  • Eight-lane, 25m recreation pool (1.2m to 1.8m deep).
  • 14m teaching pool.
  • Toddler pool with fountains.
  • Spa. Ages 3+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver within the spa. Max ratio 1 adult with 2 children.

All pools have ramped access.

Inflatable obstacle course

The inflatable obstacle course will be in the main pool on Sundays from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Please check our pool status(external link)(external link) page before you come.

Inflatables users must be able to swim 25 metres unaided. Children under eight need to be supervised by caregivers over 16 years old.

Learn to swim

We offer swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. As well as the Swimsmart programme, private lessons can be arranged.

Supervision of children in the pool

  • Children under five years old must be within arm’s reach and under constant supervision by a responsible caregiver aged 16 years or older in the pool at all times, who is wearing an orange wristband. 
  • Children between the ages of five and seven (inclusive) must be wearing a purple wristband and actively supervised by a responsible caregiver aged 16 years or older, who is to be within the pool area at all times and able to provide immediate assistance. 
  • Children aged 8 to 11 years (inclusive) must have a responsible caregiver 16 years or older on site unless they are in a supervised programme, such as swimming lessons. If they are swimming before or after their programme, their caregiver must be onsite.

Find out more(external link)

Graham Condon has an eight-lane pool. Depending on availability and demand at Graham Condon, lanes will be allocated to aqua jogging, lane swimming and leisure activities. When there are deep lanes available at off-peak times, there will be a minimum of one lane dedicated to aqua jogging.

Please call 03 941 6446 or email for more up-to-date information or to hire pool space. 

Typical peak times during school terms

At peak times, lane space may be booked for aqua classes, swim education classes and other bookings. Lanes will be available for leisure and lane swimming, but the pool is likely to be busier during the following times. 

  Morning Afternoon
Monday 8.30am to 9.30am 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am to 9.30am 3.30pm to 8pm
Wednesday 6.30am to 9.30am 3.30pm to 8.30pm
Thursday 7.30am to 9.30am 3.30pm to 8.30pm
Friday 5.30am to 7.30am 3.30pm to 8pm
Saturday 8am to midday 2pm to 5pm
Sunday Check the facility status page(external link) for inflatable session times.

Aqua classes

Please see the group fitness and aqua timetable below.

There are two sports halls at Graham Condon Recreation and Sport Centre which includes:

  • 3 volleyball courts
  • 4 badminton courts
  • 2 basketball courts

Each sports hall has a sound system installed.


For enquiries about availability and to make a booking:

  • email with the facility and space you wish to book, times, numbers attending and contact details.
  • phone 03 941 6446.

Have a look at our group fitness and aqua classes. The timetable below shows the full schedule available at Graham Condon.


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