Welcome to the Wharenui Sports Centre, the home of the Wharenui Swim Club in the heart of Christchurch.

We appreciate the support
of our Sponsors

The Wharenui Swim Club is one of the largest swim clubs in New Zealand with a proud history of swimming successes and innovations. Our team spirit is found throughout all levels of the club, from the "Learn to Swim" programme up to the top squads.

You can also learn to swim at Wharenui. We offer special baby/infant/pre-school swimming lessons as well as classes for school children (including holiday programmes) and adults.

The Wharenui Swimming Club, one of the oldest swimming clubs in New Zealand has turned out both Commonwealth and Olympic champions. If you aspire to achieving goals in swimming, the Wharenui Swimming Club, which has been built on years of tradition and excellence is the place to be. Qualified and dedicated coaches will help you achieve your goals. You can compete locally, nationally or internationally. Or join the Masters Swimming Club programme keep fit and improve your swimming.

Keep in touch with us by logging on to this site regularly.

Messages - Urgent messages relating to specific areas (eg Swim club, Learn to Swim, Waterpolo, etc) will appear when you access those specific areas on the website


April 2015 Waterpolo Update

Click to read the latest waterpolo updates.

Waterpolo Registration

Don't forget your water polo registration. Click to download the registration form.

Water Polo Rules 2013 - 2017

Click here to view the official FINA communication in regards to the 2013/17 FINA Water Polo Rules.

U16 Water Polo Nationals Team

Congratulations to the following on their selection in the U16 National team. Click here for more information on the travel arrangements and costs.

  • Seb Van Harselaar
  • Zac Clark
  • Michael Knopick
  • James Hamilton
  • Fionnbharr Hyland
  • Michael Newton
  • Jackson Olds
  • Ellis Lawrence
  • Ben McMahon
  • Ethan Clements
  • Bradford Shortland
  • Coach: Rory Hamilton
  • Manager: Sharon Olds

Trans Tasman Team

Wharenui Swim Club are sending 2 of our top swimmers (Matthew Hutchins 100/200 free and William Campbell 100/200 fly and our Head Coach (Martin Harris) to Australia for the Trans Tasman Tri Series 2012, along with other top developing talent from around New Zealand. The team is made up of 12 boys and 12 girls (Click for more details on the team). This is a two yearly event and alternates between being held in NZ and Australia.

Meets take place in

  • Canberra 2nd and 3rd July
  • Wagga Wagga 4th and 5th July
  • Melbourne 6th and 7th July

The 2012 Trans Tasman competition is a development competition for swimmers under 18 years old. The competition will be conducted over four venues in Australia and provide racing opportunities against some of Australia’s top developing swimmers

You can follow the progress here or get live results here.



This site was designed using a 1024 * 768 screen resolution.
If you notice any errors / mistakes / missing information / broken links etc on the web site please send an email to

© Copyright Bruce Talbot 2006-2009, All rights reserved                    Website development by Talbotco