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A fun and social event to help you keep fit during winter and improve your swim/run for next summer’s triathlons.

The swim is in the 50m indoor pool with the run course on the QEII fitness track

10.00am     Wednesday Mornings   

Series 3
Every Wednesday, July 27 – September 21


027 247 9123


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QE2 Leisure Centre
Queen Elizabeth Park,
Travis Road,
North New Brighton
Phone (03) 372 2849
15 kms from the central city, the biggest leisure centre in Christchurch. Built for the 1974 Commonwealth Games and recently refurbished, QE2 has three indoor pools, a 50 metre Olympic pool, a 25 metre training pool and a Leisure pool, opened August 2002. Other facilities include athletics facilities, gym, squash courts, saunas and sunbeds.

A medium sized, well equipped gym. Three treadmills, eight upright bikes, four Concept II Rowers and a stepper make up the cardio collection. Theres a good variety of well maintained machine weights and free weights.

New Olympic pool - Length 50 metres. Depth 2 metres.10 lanes.
Training pool - length 25 meters
Temperature 28 C
Lap swimming and aquajogging are available at all times.
Leisure Pool includes 40meter wave pool, spa, sauna, childrens pool

Mon - Friday 6.00am - 9.00pm
Weekends 7.00am - 6.00pm

Casual Swim - $5.00
10 Visit Concession Card $45.00
20 Visit Concession Card $80.00




45 Cashel Street,
Phone (03) 381 0299
Link to bus route

The pool is the main feature of this small and friendly complex situated 5 minutes drive from the inner city

The Christchurch home of New Zealand’s national swimming squads and training centre for many of New Zealand’s swimming "greats" - Helen Norfolk and Danyon Loader trained here . Brett Naylor, NZ swimming team coach is based here. Co-owner and trainer is Scott Molina, six times winner of the Hawaiin Iron Man Triathlon.

Definitely a venue for the serious swimmer but don’t be intimidated if you’re not in the big league - a friendly lane and a reserved aqua jogging lane are always available. This is the only pool close to the inner city deep enough for aquajogging - a great way to get a no impact workout . You will need an aquabelt available for hire for $1.00

Pool length 25 metres Depth 2 metres 8 Lanes

Temp 27 C 80.6 F

Monday - Thursday 5.30am - 8.00pm
Friday 5.30am - 7.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Note - No public swimming weekdays after 3.30pm
Monday - Friday during school terms

Casual swim $5.50
10 Visit Concession Card $45.00
20 Visit Concession Card $85.00
Gym & Swim 20 sessions $126.00



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A travellers guide to keeping fit and healthy eating away from home.Whether you are visiting  on business or holiday,  back packer, corporate traveller or tourist, Christchurch offers you a wealth of easily accessible exercise and keep fit options.

From swimming pools and aquajogging, mountain biking and on road cycling, roller blading or in line skating, jogging, trail running, golf, yoga, pilates, through to gyms and health clubs.

If you're eating out there's a choice of  restaurants and cafes serving vegetarian and organic or "Smart Choice", Heart Foundation approved dishes. 

If you're self catering you will find a wide range of Heart Foundation approved  low fat, low salt products as well as certified organic produce in supermarkets and specialist health food shops.







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