Located right across the road from Queen Elizabeth II park, Trust House Recreation Centre provides the Wairarapa District with an array of facilities such as:
- Full sporting and events stadium
- Split level fitness centre
- Specialized fitness programmes such as Begin
- An award winning Swim Tangaroa Swimming and Water Safety Programme
- B-Legends Out of School Care
- Full aquatics department including spa and sauna
We are open every day, apart from Christmas day and Good Friday so if you are new to the area or just passing through ensure you pop in for a visit!
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Becoming Your Own Champion
Becoming a champion does not mean we need to represent our country or even our state, being your own champion is being proud of your accomplishments and setting yourself goals to work towards. How can you set yourself on your own path to greatness?
Benefits of wearing a swim cap
Swimming caps are great for all swimmers, while they may be uncomfortable and feel strange at first, they have a range of benefits when in the water. We encourage our swimmers to wear them for a number of reasons, read more to find out!
Men's Health Week
This week is used to highlight the issues surrounding the status of means health. This is important to highlight as the health status of males is typically poorer than that of females. There is a sigma surrounding men's health which leads to men being less likely than women to seek out mental health services, despite the rate of mental health disorders being similar.
Little Champion Collectable Stickers
Over the winter months our little swimmers will be able to collect a set of 8 exclusives Little Champion stickers. Attend your weekly swimming lesson to collect your sticker, collect them all to go in the draw to WIN!
As of 1 December 2020If you are under 12 years you must be actively supervised by an adult at all times when visiting the pools.
If you, the supervisor, need to leave the facility, the children you are supervising must also be removed from the water. They cannot be left in the facility unsupervised.
Mature 16/17 year olds are accepted as responsible supervisors. If we are unsure of your age, we will be asking for student identification.
1 active supervisor to 3 swimmers between 5- 12 years of age. An adult/parent must be in the water with all children under 5 years.
The changes were made in response to incidents at the pool over the last 18 months and in response to advice from the police. This is a direct outcome from recent incidents where our young people have been either approached or abused by adults with menacing intention, had property stolen or been left for an extended period of time at the pools. The latter giving rise to anti-social behaviour from being bullied, tired and often having no food.
The pool facilities are an amazing, fun community space for families to enjoy and spend time together.
Lifeguards are on duty to watch over the entire pool spaces, to prevent drownings, rescue those who get into difficulty, ensure safety rules are adhered to, keep the facility clean and deal with customer’s enquiries and special needs. They are highly trained and qualified. They take on huge responsibility and accountability to keep everyone safe in and around water and should be respected as vital community people.
It is not the job of lifeguards to be baby sitters and the policies have been put in place to ensure children are cared for by a suitable person. A supervisor must be a mature 16/17year olds actively supervise younger swimmers; 1 active supervisor to 3 swimmers between 5- 12 years of age.
Young teenage parents wanting to bring their child to the pool are more than welcome – they have the sole responsibility and control of their child at all times. The condition is 1 adult in the water to 2 children under 5 and wearing coloured bands obtained at reception. Children under 5, swim free.
Please contact the facility manager directly on 06 370 0060 if you have any concerns or questions.