Free Membership for Tauranga Residents
As part of our vision of supporting community swimming and wellness, we offer people living with a permanent disability (physical or intellectual) free swimming access to our facility. There are two options available:
Disability Access Membership – Caregiver Required
This membership provides access (general swim entry only) to swimmers that have a permanent physical or intellectual disability who require a caregiver to safely use the aquatic venues. The caregiver must be in the water and available to render immediate assistance to the member should this be required. Both the member and the caregiver swim for free under this membership type. A “Disability Access – Caregiver Required” member may not hold any other paying membership with Bay Venues that allows them to utilise our facilities without a caregiver.
Disability Access Membership – No Caregiver Required
This membership provides access (general swim entry only) to swimmers that have permanent physical or intellectual disability who do not require a caregiver to safely use the aquatic venues. While having a permanent disability, the member can use the aquatic venues safely without a caregiver present. The member swims for free under this membership type. Please note that normal child supervision rules will still apply.
Applications will take one week to process after all required information is received.
- Access changing cubicles including a shower and toilet in both Male and Female change rooms
- Unisex changing room with shower and toilet located in Family changing Rooms
- Hoist for access into Passive Pool (includes sling or wheel chair lifting options)
- Accessibility friendly slopes at the entry to the facility and in the main decking area.
- Water wheel chair