City swimming looms closer


Central city workers can soon opt for daytime swim training as a fitness option, with the opening of a 10 lane training pool looming at Fastlane Fitness on Victoria Street.

When it comes to swim training, lane time in Waikato is notoriously tricky. Between clubs, schools, learn to swim, rehabilitation and triathletes, there are a serious number of ages and abilities wishing to use community swimming pools.

Since the closure of Hamilton Municipal Pools, it has been a long time since city workers could enjoy the benefits of a quick swim, leaving enough time to get back to work.

Thanks to the upcoming opening of the Fastlane Fitness pool on Victoria Street, this is set to change. Due to open in July, the 25x25m pool boasts 10 lanes and will be available for anyone to use (concession cards, casual entries and members). This is a training pool, so is not ideal for leisure swimming (i.e. cooling off in summer).

The ‘fast’ pool is designed to eliminate surge and waves which slow swimmers down, with air cushioning systems to soften the impact when diving into the pool and provide a clearer line of sight.
The pool area will also include a counter swim pool, hydrotherapy, learn to swim, water based fitness classes, a wet weights area and private bookings for parties and functions.

Admission is from $4.80 a swim (conditions apply), members of Fastlane Fitness will have access to discounted concession swim access, and discounted learn to swim for their family.

The stainless steel pool has a sand filter, which turns over water quicker and more efficiently than older pools, and requires less chlorine.


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