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Swimmers have plenty of options in and around Cambridge.

Cambridge has its own 50-metre seven-lane outdoor heated pool in Williamson St, open from Labour Weekend to Easter (except public holidays).

swimming-pool cambridge-isiteThe facilities also include a 15-metre learn-to-swim pool, a covered children's pool with grassed area, play equipment and plenty of shade beneath trees.

The Cambridge Swimming Club has been helping people learn to swim since 1897 - one of the oldest sports clubs in the area - and it caters for everyone from beginners to those who want to become competitive swimmers.

The nearest indoor heated public pool is at Te Awamutu (26km and 29 minutes' drive from Cambridge). The Livingstone Aquatics Centre is part of the Trust Waikato Te Awamutu Events Centre, on the corner of Mahoe St and Selwyn Lane, and includes a 25-metre lane pool, a therapy pool, a pool for toddlers, a hydro slide and spa/sauna. It's open seven days a week, including public holidays.

Both the Cambridge and Te Awamutu pools are operated by the Waipa District Council.

For those who enjoy freshwater swimming, Lake Karapiro is used by recreational and competitive swimmers alike. The annual Swim Karapiro event in December stages races for kids, and competitive events from 750 metres to 5,000 metres for adults, many of whom are half or full ironman competitors or triathletes.

If your preference is a dip in the sea, the nearest beaches are little more than an hour from Cambridge. You can head west for the surf of Raglan (68km, 1 hour 4 mins) or go east to experience the family-friendly beaches of Mt Maunganui (87km, 1 hour 16 mins) and nearby Papamoa.

Cambridge Swimming Pool

Cambridge Swimming Pool is seasonal. Open from Labour weekend until Easter
Hours:6.00 am-6.00 pm weekdays, 9.00 am-6.00 pm weekends.
For Cambridge Swim Club Ph 021 207 7025
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Waipa District Council

Covering the major towns of Te Awamutu and Cambridge and the smaller settlements of Temple View, Ohaupo, Pirongia and Kihikihi.
Office Hours Monday-Tuesday 8am - 5pm, Wednesday 9am - 5pm, Thursday -Friday 8am - 5pm


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