Aquatics Horowhenua encompasses the Levin Aquatic Centre, Foxton Pools and Shannon Pool, offering the community and visitors to the Horowhenua District a wide range of facilities, events, programmes and activities. We cater for all ages and abilities in a friendly, warm environment.
The Levin Aquatic Centre opened its doors in September 1990 and today is acknowledged as an outstanding success, boasting an annual average of 120,000 visitors through its doors. They come to enjoy a variety of activities such as learn to swim, AquaCise, fitness training and recreational water fun including the hydroslide. Add to this swim club, canoe polo club, underwater hockey club, masters swim club and water polo and you can see why it is so popular – there really is something for everyone.
The Aquatic Centre employs around 30 local part-time and full-time staff who care about their community and work hard to provide a warm, welcoming and safe place for families to visit.
Streamline Swim School
The Streamline Swim School program runs all year round and averages 400 pupils a term. These cover water babies, basics such as floating through to distance fitness and competitive swimming skills, with all ages are welcome.
The deep AquaJogging lane connected to the learners pool, which was added to the centre in 2003, is kept at a warm 32 degrees and has become a haven for the elderly and those needing rehabilitation and low impact exercise.
In May 2016 Levin Aquatic Centre closed for major improvements. Horowhenua District Council approved the works as part of the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan (LTP). The facility reopened on the 24 September 2016 with a well-attended community fun day.
The work completed includes a complete rework of the changing room area including new showers, toilets, flooring and lockers. An upgrade to the lobby, reception, shop and office area also took place with a fresh and clean Customer Service area greeting customers as they enter the facility.
The existing covered area on the north side was upgraded to include a multi-use conservatory area with large roller blinds opening out onto a resewn grass activity area where the newly-implemented Bootcamp fitness programmes take place. On poolside new spectator seating was installed as well as a major freshen up with modern colours and a new mural in the teach pool. The new social space and club meeting room has been a welcome addition to the facility making it an all-day destination for families.
The eagerly awaited hydrotherapy pool installed is of tremendous value to the community. This pool, with the addition of a new accessibility hoist, provides pool use for people previously excluded form aquatic activities and already some great rehabilitation stories have been heard thanks to this pool. A range of aqua programmes run from this pool which complement the existing aqua time table well.