The 2018 AUSTSWIM Aotearoa Aquatic Conference and Aqua Summit in Rotorua proved a huge success for the team from YMCA Auckland. By the end of the afternoon, three award nominations had turned into as many trophies.Read More
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Helping our Onehunga community get fit and have fun!
Whatever your age and ability, Onehunga War Memorial Pool & Leisure Centre managed by YMCA has plenty of different opportunities to push yourself into better state of fitness and wellbeing. There’s something for the whole family across our fitness facilities and pools – so everybody can get active and have fun doing it!
There’s no time like the present to work towards a happier, healthier future. Our host of experienced staff will help you through the learning process at our top of the line Onehunga centre.
Our pool complex is a local highlight all through the year – with indoor facilities available no matter what the weather’s doing, and outdoor facilities to provide the perfect way to have fun in the sun throughout summer. With heaps of activities to enjoy in the water or on land, Onehunga War Memorial Pool & Leisure Centre managed by YMCA is your family’s path to a fitness-fuelled future.
Facility Renovations 2020
We are pleased to announce that renovations are planned to be undertaken at the Onehunga War Memorial Pools in the first half of 2020 starting 3rd February with an estimated completion date of June 2020.
These renovations are to refurbish the Indoor Changing Rooms, add a pool side shower area and to modernise the Reception area.
We aim to achieve a functional and engaging entrance to your facility including access gates for improved accessibility and security. We will be adding a new disability changing room and upgrading the existing changing rooms with a new look and flooring.
During this time a temporary Reception area and entrance will be provided for the Fitness Centre and Pools. The Outdoor Changing Rooms and toilets will be available for patrons to use throughout the refurbishment of the Indoor Changing Rooms.
We will aim to keep all group fitness and OSCAR programmes as per normal with alternate assess pathways.
There will regrettably be some noise and disruption caused during the works, but actions will be taken to minimise the impact of this including the installation of temporary hoardings and noise control measures.
Emergency evacuation routes will be altered during the works so patrons will need to follow the instructions provided by pool staff should an event occur.
Short-term closures of part of Park Gardens Lane with unavailability of some car parking spaces are expected to be necessary for materials delivery and loading but where possible, these will be undertaken at off-peak times. We will have regular updates available on our website.
These upgrades have been a long time coming and we hope you are as excited as we are to see the finished product. Thank you for your patience and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
YMCA Centre Manager
1 Park Gardens Lane
To really experience everything Onehunga War Memorial Pool has to offer you'll have to come in and see us but until then this video will give you an idea of what you will find in our centre.
Gain a skill for life with small group lessons for babies and toddlers aged 6 months to adults of all ages. YMCA caters for all abilities with heated pools and trained instructors.
Swim some laps in our indoor heated pools, take a relaxing dip in the spa or rejuvenate in the steam or sauna room. Public swimming and lane hire available.
Get a programme fully tailored to your unique needs with targeted measurements and a dedicated trainer to motivate and push you towards your goals.
With over 50 classes you can get the blood pumping with Zumba or Boxing, enjoy the zen of Pilates or Yoga or take a ride with Spin and much more.
Send your kids on a new adventure every day! From arts & crafts to games, cool activities, day trips and more YMCA has your kids covered next school holidays.
Our after school care programmes offer a variety of activities including art, crafts, cooking, sports, games and free play. We know kids always come home from school hungry, so we’ll also provide a healthy afternoon tea.
Tackle Diabetes or a Pre-Diabetic diagnosis with a holistic lifestyle programme that focusses on nutrition, active movement, education and community.
Tackle the senior years with a lifestyle programme tailored to over 60’s focussing on functional movement, social engagement, outdoor challenges and community.
Based on games and activities, youth fit is designed to get kids active in a social and fun environment, from age 9-15years. Fully supervised activities mean that parents can get in a quick workout of their own.
For kids, youth and families to access YMCA programmes and services they otherwise could not afford.
"What I love about YMCA is the smiley staff and the sense of community you guys create. "
"I thoroughly enjoy going to the gym and will continue for as long as I am able. I love it all, every single exercise I do, I enjoy doing. "
"Starting exercise is the hardest part and needs the most motivation. Starting means consistency not just attending the gym once a month. When you have become regular this is when your journey will begin and everything will fall into place "
"Swimming is a life skill and that starting at a young age means it becomes second nature. She’s found the consistency between the teachers beneficial with Liam and Lucy doing a great job in building Olivia’s confidence. "