About the centre

At the Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre you can enjoy keeping fit and staying healthy as a member or a casual visitor. Our centre caters for people of all ages and levels of fitness and includes user-friendly accessibility features.

For opening hours, see the Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre website-external site.

The centre is owned by Council and managed by the YMCA.

More information

For details of classes, schedules and prices, visit the Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre website.

Access Keys and Social Stories

Access Keys are customised accessibility guides that provide accurate and convenient information about accessing venues, events, and programs. They are universally designed and suitable for all people, regardless of ability.

Social stories describe social situations and aim to help prepare individuals for social interaction by providing clear information about specific situations. They can support people with autism, language disorders, social communication difficulties or cognitive delays and disability. They can also help families, support workers and educators.

For Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre's Access Key and Social Story, visit the Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre page of the Access Ability Australia website-external site


8 Warner Avenue, Ashburton 3147


  • Outdoor 25m heated swimming pool
  • Indoor 25m heated swimming pool
  • Warm water pool
  • Toddler play pool and aqua play area
  • PoolPod device for dignified and independent pool access and rising floor in warm water pool
  • 2 spas
  • Sauna
  • Health club
  • Cycle studio
  • Group fitness rooms
  • 2 indoor multi-purpose courts
  • Change rooms, including change beds
  • Cafe
  • Creche for childcare

Activities available


  • Group fitness programs
  • Personal training


  • Swimming lessons
  • Holiday programs
  • Squad swimming
  • Leisure swimming
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Women-only swimming

Children’s programs

  • School holiday programs

Indoor Courts

  • Netball/Basketball
  • Club or casual hire available

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