The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and it is time to start enjoying the Bay’s best season – SUMMER! 

Make it a Memorial summer with fun events and activities at Memorial Pool to help you make the most of this glorious weather!


Join us for our Opening Weekend Pool Party on the Saturday of Labour Weekend.

The inflatables will be up, the music will be on and there will be a free sausage sizzle (while stocks last).

To celebrate the arrival of Summer and our opening, all Labour Weekend, under 16’s swim for only $1.

Have you got what it takes to complete the Cook Strait Challenge?

Race the ferry and swim the distance of Picton to Wellington through the Cook Strait in November to compete for an awesome prize pack and eternal Memorial Pool glory!

22,000 meters = 880 total lengths of the pool = 30 lengths per day

If the Cook Strait is just out of reach we are also running the Mount Challenge!

4,500 meters = 160 total lengths of the pool = 6 lengths per day

Cook Strait Challenge Prize Pack

1 x Noxen Standard Hooded Towel
1 x Speedo Adult Gear Pack consisting of
Equipment Bag, Goggles, Cap, Ear Plugs & Nose Clip

Mount Challenge Prize Pack

1 x Aqualine Adult Goggle & Cap Combo
1 x Mount Hot Pools Family Pass


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See our friendly team at reception for more information and to sign up for the challenge.

Terms & Conditions

Get into the Summer holiday vibe early! 

Bring your picnic baskets and blankets down to Memorial Pool for free use of our BBQ, giant jenga and other fun garden games!

Standard Admission Fee’s Apply

Can you make it across our giant inflatables in one go? 

Come and test your skills and have fun in the pools with our giant inflatable obstacle course.

Standard Admission Fee’s Apply

Join us at Memorial Pool on Waitangi Day.

Bring the family down for a swim and free sausage sizzle with pool entry (while stocks last). 

Bring the whole family for a day of fun in the sun! 

Standard Admission Fee’s Apply

The Bay’s Biggest Water Fight is back at Memorial Pool. 

The first 50 kids get a free water pistol on entry.

Join in the fun and keep cool this summer! 

Standard Admission Fee’s Apply



We regret to inform our Pooch in the Pool fans that we won’t be holding this event in 2021 as previously advertised.


Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, our lifeguard resources have been impacted and we don’t have enough staff available to safely host this event.



Those who purchased tickets will receive a full refund to the debit card used and this process is already underway.


If you would like to raise this with Bay Venues management please email [email protected].


Thanks for your understanding!



Get your furry friends ready – it’s Pooch in the Pool time again at Memorial Pools. That right, the pools are going to the dogs!

Join us at Memorial Pool as we celebrate the closure of the pool for the winter with a pool party for the pooches.

We’ll have balls galore, giveaways, free samples, and heaps more!

Session Times

  • 10am – 11:30am – small dogs only (under 15kg).
  • 11:30am – 1pm – mixed sizes that behave well together.
  • 1pm – 2:30pm – large dogs only.

Tickets: $8 per pooch, per session time (pre-sale only).
Humans are free! 

Ticket are available online through the form below or from:
– Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre
– Memorial Pool

Event proudly supported by The Dog House     

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Cook Strait Challenge Terms & Conditions:

  1. By entering the Cook Strait Challenge & Mount Challenge entrants agree to the following terms and conditions.
  2. The promotional period for the Cook Strait Challenge & Mount Challenge runs from Sunday, November 1 to Monday, November 30, 2020.
  3. To be eligible for the prize draw entrants must register with Memorial Pool reception and swim 22,000 meters of the Memorial Pool during the promotional period for the Cook Strait challenge and 4,500 meters of Memorial Pool during the promotional period for the Mount Challenge.
  4.  All entrants who have completed the meters in point 3, will go in the draw to win one of two prize packs. For the Cook Strait Challenge one entrant will win a Noxen Standard Hooded Towel and a Speedo Adult Gear Pack consisting of Equipment Bag, Goggles, Cap, Ear Plugs & Nose Clip. For the Mount Challenge one entrant will win a Aqualine Adult Goggle & Cap Combo and a Mount Hot Pools Family Pass.
  5.  Winners will be notified by Friday, December 4 via the email address and/or phone number provided with their registration.
  6.  If a winner can’t be contacted or is unable to collect the prize within 30 days of being notified the prize is forfeited and Memorial Pool reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant.
  7.  By entering the competition entrants agree that Memorial Pool may use their name, entry and likeness for promotional/advertising purposes.
  8.  Memorial Pool is not responsible for any loss or damage suffered by entrants or anyone else as a result of this promotion.
  9.  Prizes, as outlined on the competition form, cannot be transferred, substituted or exchanged for cash.
  10.  Memorial Pool’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11.  Memorial Pool staff and their immediate family members are exempt from winning.
  12.  Memorial Pool reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the competition or amend the rules at any time without prior notice.