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Hutt City pools set new record with over a million visits in a year

Hutt City pools set new record with over a million visits in a year
August 28, 2016

Lower Hutt’s six swimming pools have set a new record in popularity over 12 months, with 1,007,332 visits from July 2015 to June 2016.

The one million plus breakthrough follows a previous record set last year of just under one million visits to the city’s six pools. The biggest increases were at the Huia and Naenae pools, with a jump of 12.5% at Huia Pool alone.

Commenting on the popularity of the facilities, Hutt City Council Divisional Manager Marcus Sherwood explained “all the pool staff and I are excited to have reached this huge milestone.

“We saw big visitor increases across all areas, but particularly in our programmes.

“This shows just how important the addition of the new pools at Huia will be to meet demand from the community.”

Work on the expansion of Huia Pool began in May and is due to be completed by July 2017 The facility will contain two new pools, one for Learn to Swim and another for programmes, including hydrotherapy. Recently 630,000 litres of concrete were poured to form the foundation layer, and the building’s framework is already taking shape.

Image: Huia Pool

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11th April 2012 - FREE SWIMMING LESSONS TO REACH 37,000 AUCKLAND CHILDREN

13th January 2012 - WATER SAFETY CAMPAIGN TARGETS HIGH MAORI DROWNING RATES

8th December 2011 - HUTT CITY COUNCIL CONSULTS ON COMMUNITY FACILITIES TRUST PROPOSAL

20th May 2011 - MANUKAU SWIM PROGRAM DELIVERS 200,000 FREE LESSONS 

4th April 2011 - AUSTSWIM TRAINING LAUNCHES IN NEW ZEALAND 

15th December 2009 - FREE SWIMMING: AN END OR A BEGINNING?

4th November 2009 - SCHOOL SWIMMING POOL CLOSURES RISING 

27th May 2009 - NOT ENOUGH POOLS TO STAY AFLOAT 


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