“Fools Pools” Swim School re-opened in July 2010 with the main pool under cover inside a state of the art, European designed enclosure. The enclosure is fully insulated, as well as being fully retractable, allowing the pool to be either indoor or outdoor depending on the season. These types of enclosures are used in Europe in snow conditions, so are more than adequate for NZ conditions!
Fools Pools Swim School is a registered Quality Swim School with Swimming NZ. All our teachers go through training with Swimming NZ or a similar education provider, as well as induction training at Fools Pools. We aim to provide a swimming environment that is both supportive and encouraging for our students, where achievable challenges are set so that students gain a real sense of achievement from their efforts. Our mission is to continue to raise the level of swimming competency in the Muriwai community and surrounding districts.
We encourage you to use this facility, and to respect it! We believe that everyone has the right to learn to swim and to enjoy the water. Use it for your own fitness, strength and rehabilitation programs. Come to swimming lessons here if you would like to learn to swim or to increase your skill in the water, or just enjoy the pools for your own peace of mind and wellbeing. This facility is also an ACC registered vendor for hydro-therapy (water rehabilitation programs), so get a referral from your doctor or physiotherapist if you require water rehabilitation services covered by ACC.
Since Oct 2014 we have been running our main pool using Enviroswim technology. It’s really like swimming in pure tap water – fantastic for your health, swimming togs last longer, and it feels amazing!
“It provides the best user experience and is a healthy, clean and pure way to bathe and relax. Opposed to traditional
chlorine pools it does not attack the skin, worsen allergies, cause asthma or rot pool clothing, and it is also gentler on the
pool's shell and surrounding landscape. It also ticks all the environmental boxes by reducing chemical usage, consuming less power and enabling the recycling of pool water and backwash without dilution.”
More information on Enviroswim can be found here:
Quick links to information:
Term 2, 2017: Monday 01 May – Saturday 08 July (10 weeks)
Swim school runs on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs evenings, and on Sat mornings.
We provide swimming lessons for babies through to adults.
For information on learning to swim at Fools Pools Swim School please phone Jen on 021 1132662.
We also running Swimming Squads most days as follows:
Squad times: Mornings: Sat 8am. Evenings: Mon 5.30pm, Tue 6pm, Wed 5.30pm, Thur 5.30pm
All sessions are 1 hour.
Please book in advance if you’d like to swim with the squad casually so that we can confirm we have space for you. Adults are welcome to attend any of these sessions. Casual squad rate $14 per session.
Private swimming lessons are a great way to improve your swimming quickly. There are huge benefits in having an
experienced swimming coach work with you on a one on one basis. The coach will be able to concentrate on your
technique to improve your effectiveness and efficiency in the water, making your swimming far more effortless and
We offer one on one, or two on one, private swimming lessons, for swimmers at all levels.
Cost: $35 for half an hour one on one, $50 for 45 minutes one on one, $50 for half an hour two on one
Please contact us to make a booking.
The pools are open for casual swim training outside of Swim School hours. All swimmers must wear swimming caps.
During the school holidays the pools are open for general public swimming until 8pm each day.
Note that, on public holidays, Sunday opening hours are observed.
Small Pool (closed from Easter until October)
$7 per person casual rate
1 child under 5 swims free with each full paying adult
Special rates are available for swim school customers
Monthly Casual Swimming Charges
$75 per adult
$40 per school aged child
$150 per family (2 adults, 2 school aged children)
Main pool: Indoor/outdoor heated pool. 25m, 3 lanes, depth of 1.2 - 2m
Small pool: Outdoor pool heated to 30C, 9mx3m, depth of 0.9m – 1.2
We have now switched to an Enviroswim system in the main pool. It is like swimming in pure tap water. More information on Enviroswim here:
The main pool is heated via heat pumps.
The small pool has a salt water chlorinator installed, and is heated via a heat pump.