Aquatics Programmes & Water Sports

We offer a range of aquatic programmes and water sports at both Alpine Aqualand (Queenstown Event Centre) and Wānaka Recreation Centre. There are different activities to suit all age groups and fitness levels giving everyone the opportunity to get involved.


For more information about our aquatic programmes, please contact:

Alpine Aqualand (Queenstown Events Centre) 
Cass Harvey
03 441 1782 

Wānaka Pool (Wānaka Recreation Centre)  
Penny  Batchelor
03 441 1767 

  • Our aquatic fitness classes at both Alpine Aqualand (Queenstown Events Centre) and Wānaka Recreation Centre are a great way to have fun and stay active, regardless of your age or swimming ability.

    AquaFit is a gentle, low impact, full body workout which strengthens muscles and improves flexibility without you needing to bear weight. It's perfect if you're new to exercise, recovering from injury, or for the young at heart.

    While AquaFit classes are suitable for all age groups, the AquaFit 60+ classes at Alpine Aqualand are tailored especially for active seniors. But everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, especially if you don't like early mornings!

    AquaHIIT is more physically challenging than AquaFit. The 'HIIT' stands for high intensity interval training - a style that uses hard exertion followed by less intense recovery periods.

    All AquaFit and AquaHIIT classes are 45-minutes long and are FREE with pool entry (or $5.00 for our Queenstown Leisurelys members).

    Please note our aquatic class timetable often changes during school holidays and public holidays. Contact your local pool in advance to double check.





    Monday 7.00-7.45am AquaFit  
    Monday 12.15-1.00pm AquaFit 60+  
    Wednesday 7.00-7.45am AquaFit  
    Wednesday 12.15-1.00pm AquaFit 60+  






    Monday 8.00-8.45am AquaFit Gwen
    Monday 7.15-8.00pm AquaFit (deep water class) Gwen
    Wednesday 8.00-8.45am AquaFit Gwen
    Wednesday 6.30-7.15pm AquaHIIT Sarah
    Friday 8.00-8.45am AquaFit Sarah


  • Tri Squad sessions run at Alpine Aqualand (Queenstown Events Centre), 6.15-7.45am every Tuesday and Thursday over four ten-week terms with breaks coinciding with school holidays.

    Tri Squad  is aimed at those who enjoy the added motivation of working with a qualified squad coach.

    Whether you want to increase your fitness or compete in triathlons or multi-sport events, Tri Squad could be perfect for you.

    Set in a group environment, Tri Squad is a 90-minute session suitable for strong swimmers aged 13 and over. The squad is led by experienced coach, Albert Szilagyi to help you build endurance and develop your swim efficiency.

    With a wealth of professional experience, Albert will deliver a progressive, measurable, goal-based programme to guide swimmers toward their own personal ambitions in and out of the water. We also aim to build a fun, social culture within the group to help our swimmers feel like they are contributing to the whole squad no matter their individual skills or fitness level.

    We also offer beginner to advanced swim lessons for adults who would like to improve their skills and techniques, or for those who don't feel ready for Tri Squad.

    New price structure for 2021 

    2021 10-week term block price:
    - Two sessions per week: $165.00 (paid in advance) + pool entry each visit; this can be either your gym/swim membership or casual pool entry
    - One session per week: $105.00 (paid in advance) + pool entry each visit; this can be either your gym/swim membership or casual pool entry.

    2021 casual entry/additional sessions:
    - Each session: $12.00 + pool entry; this can be either your gym/swim membership or casual pool entry.

    NB All current Tri Squad concessions will be credited to either future term blocks or current gym/swim memberships or visit passes.

    Entry conditions

    - Swimmers should purchase their term blocks during the school holiday period before each term
    - Term blocks are non-refundable (extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
    - Term blocks can be purchased in person at reception or over the phone with our customer service team on 03 450 9005 
    - On entry, all swimmers must pay for their pool entry either by swiping their gym/swim membership card or paying for a casual entry each time 
    - The coach will record attendance and current memberships for each session.

    More info

    For more info and registration please email Cass Harvey:

  • Our 'You & Me' ante-natal aqua fitness programmes run in both Queenstown and Wānaka with slightly different formats.

    Keeping active during pregnancy is important, for you and for your unborn child; it helps to relieve stress, reduce anxiety and release endorphins. But the key is knowing how to exercise safely. That's where we can help.

    'You & Me' is our fitness programme designed exclusively for expectant mums. Set in a fun, relaxed and supportive group environment, it's a great opportunity to workout in the water while socialising with others. The sessions are led by our experienced coaches. Numbers are limited so please ask your fellow mums-to-be to sign up early if you want them to come along too! 

    Alpine Aqualand (Queenstown Events Centre)

    Two five-week blocks each term run on Tuesday evenings from 6.45-7.30pm in the lap pool.

    Full payment for each block  is required in advance to secure your place.

    Membership type

    Gym & swim member

    Swim member


    1 x session/week
    $25 for 5 classes $35 for 5 classes $50 for 5 classes

    To sign up please contact Cass Harvey:
    T: 03 441 1782


    Wānaka Recreation Centre

    Casual weekly sessions run Tuesday evenings from 7.30-8.15pm in the lap pool.

    $5.00 per session plus normal pool entry (i.e. included if you're already a pool member). No regular commitment is required but advanced booking each week is recommended as spaces are limited.

    Drop by the Wānaka Rec Centre to secure your place, or contact reception:
    03 443 9334



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