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We swim at the
Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre
(WRAC), Kilbirnie, Wellington,
Kilbirnie pool session times
Sun: 6.00 - 7.00pm, 25m lanes.
Wed: 7.00 - 8.00pm, 25m lanes.
Sat: 7.30 - 8.30am, 50m lanes.
The Thorndon outdoor pool, Mulgrave street, Thorndon is the alternative summer pool and
the Karori Pool in Donald St, Karori, is the alternative winter pool in case WRAC is unavailable.
Members will be notified by email when the club will be swimming at the alternative Pool.
Saturday morning session times at these pools may differ slightly from those at Kilbirnie.
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President: Jean-Pierre de Raad - Email
Treasurer: Jim Fraser - Email
Secretary: Peter Shanahan - Email
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Pool session times
Wednesday: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm followed by a social hour.
Saturday: 7.30 am - 8.30 am with breakfast afterwards at the pool cafe.
Sunday: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
Please see "Latest News" to the left on this page for any temporary change of time and/or pool
When you arrive at pool information desk enquire as to location of the HCM group for that session. On arrival at the pool side check in with the Club president or other committee member.
You can check with the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre - phone 3878029 - for updates or changes to the HCM practice schedules.
The pool complex consists of three pools, a gym, plus a cafe.
Our swimming workouts are in the 50m pool.
This pool is usually divided into three 25m pools, by movable barriers.
HCM normally hires up to 4 lanes, which are run as fast, medium, and slow lanes, together with a casual lane. The fast, medium, and slow lanes swim to a variable supplied program. For example the fast lane may swim about 3.2 km and the medium lane 2.4 km over the course of the hour long workout.
Directions to the Pool
The Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre complex is based in the Wellington suburb of Kilbirnie, on the eastern side of Kilbirnie Crescent.
A No 14 ( Wilton ) bus from the city stops at the pool entrance in Kilbirnie Crescent.
Impact on your pocket
Currently there is a pool entry charge of just over $5.00 for an adult.
A concession ticket will reduce this cost.
Plus either of the following two membership options for 2012.
Download a Membership form
- HCM social membership at $45.00 per year
- New Zealand Masters membership, plus HCM social membership at $95 per year.
Option 2. enables you to:
a. compete in NZ Masters sanctioned meets.
b. receive a email subscription to the two monthly NZ Masters Swimming magazine, "Masterscrawl".
The HCM membership year is from January 1st to December 31st.
Taking a breather during a Saturday morning session - 50m pool format.