Graham Condon Recreation and Sport Centre

Work out and have fun at the same time. We have a range of pools, gym equipment and group fitness classes to suit all fitness levels.

COVID-19 updates

Christchurch is currently operating under the Red setting of the Covid-19 Protection Framework. All Recreation and Sport Centres are open as usual and are being safely operated in line with government guidelines with capacity limits. 

Fitness Centres and group fitness classes have capacity limits of up to 100 people or one metre distancing (whichever is lesser) per defined space. All other areas have capacity limits are based on one metre distancing.

Bookings are essential for group fitness, Tumbletimes and adult swimming lessons. Secure your spot. No booking is required to use the pool and Fitness Centre. 

Swimsmart lessons will start for term one on Monday 31 January. Bubbletimes and Sleepytimes are running as usual. 

Anyone aged 12 years 3 months and older entering Recreation and Sport facilities will require a My Vaccine Pass. Masks are required for entry and in all public shared spaces.

Become a Recreation and Sport Centre member

Address: 3 Sisson Drive, Papanui, Christchurch - opposite Northlands Mall

Phone: 03 941 6888

Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

Facebook: facebook.com/ChChRecSport (external link)

Post: PO Box 73034, Christchurch 8154

Bus: Number 28 or the Blue Line Bus

The last entry to the pool is 15 minutes before closing. Please be ready to leave the facility by the closing time.

  Monday to Thursday Friday Weekends and public holidays
Fitness centre 5.30am to 9.30pm 5.30am to 8pm 7am to 8pm
Indoor pools 5.30am to 9.30pm 5.30am to 9.30pm 7am to 8pm

Graham Condon Recreation and Sport Centre offers great facilities in the heart of Papanui. Make the most of the fantastic facilities to reach your health, fitness and recreation goals.

Free wireless internet

Wi-fi is available while you are at Graham Condon. Talk to customer services at the centre for details.

On-site car park

Free onsite car parking is available at Graham Condon. There are mobility car parks available in the main car park and ramps to the main entry.

Bicycle stands

To increase your fitness, bike to Graham Condon Recreation and Sport Centre. There are free bike stands available. Make sure you have your own bike lock to secure your bike.

Lockers

Lockers are available in the changing rooms and reception area for use at no extra cost.

The gym facilities at Graham Condon offer everything you need to achieve your fitness goals, in a relaxed and friendly environment.

people on spin trainersGym facilities

  • Treadmills
  • Exercycles
  • Rowing machines
  • Cross trainers
  • Weight resistance machines
  • Free weights including benches and half racks
  • Stretching area
  • Personalised fitness programmes
  • Change rooms
  • Showers
  • Lockers

Trainers

Our qualified, experienced instructors and personal trainers can guide you to your fitness goals.

Bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) scales

BIA scales allow a more accurate way to track your progress in our fitness centres. It measures:

  • weight
  • body fat percentage
  • metabolic age
  • percentage of water weight
  • muscle mass
  • visceral fat.

The cost of this service is $20 for members and $35 for non-members.

New members have access to a full reading as part of their first and second programmes. The initial free sessions are included as part of our personal programme to new members.

Pool status

While the pool is popular for training and group use, lanes are usually available to general swimmers. 

Current pool status(external link) 

Our indoor pools and facilities offer plenty of opportunities for year-round fun. You can improve your swimming or relax in our spa. Access ramps to the lane pool, teaching pools and spa ensure our facilities are open to the whole community.

Inflatable obstacle course

The inflatable obstacle course will be in the main pool every Sunday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. 

Inflatables users must be able to swim 25 metres unaided. Children under eight need to be supervised by caregivers over 16 years old.

Pools

Our indoor pools and facilities include:

  • Eight-lane, 25m recreation pool (1.2m to 1.8m deep).
  • 14m teaching pool.
  • Toddler pool with fountains.
  • Spa. Ages 3+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver within the spa. Max ratio 1 adult with 2 children.

All pools have ramped access.

Learn to swim

We offer swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. As well as the Swimsmart programme, private lessons can be arranged.

Supervision of children in the pool

  • Children under five years must be within arm’s reach and under constant supervision by a responsible caregiver over the age of 16 years in the pool at all times.
  • Children between the ages of five and seven (inclusive) must be actively supervised by a responsible caregiver over the age of 16 years who is to be within the pool area at all times and able to provide immediate assistance.

Graham Condon has an 8-lane pool. When lanes are available, there will be a minimum of two lanes dedicated to Aqua Jogging. Lane availability is subject to change, for further enquiries please phone 03 941 6446. To check the pool availability of our other pools, please phone 03 941 8999.

Number of lanes available for public use

Morning Mon 24 Tue 25 Wed 26 Thur 27 Fri 28 Sat 29 Sun 30
5.30am  8  8  8  8  8  0  0
6.00am  8  8  8  8  8  0  0
6.30am  8  8  7  8  8  0  0
7.00am  6  8  5  6  6  8  8
7.30am  6  8  6  4  6  8  8
8.00am  6  8  6  4  6  8  8
8.30am  4  5  4  4  6  8  8
9.00am  5  5  5  5  7  7  7
9.30am  5  5  5  5  5  7  7
10.00am  5  5  5  5  5  7  7
10.30am  4  3  4  4  4  7  7
11.00am  4  4  4  4  4  7  7
11.30am  3  3  3  3  3  7  7
Afternoon  Mon 24  Tue 25  Wed 26  Thur 27 Fri 28 Sat 29 Sun 30
12.00pm  5  5  5  5  5  6  5
12.30pm  5  5  5  5  5  6  5
1.00pm  5  5  5  5  5  6  5
1.30pm  5  5  5  5  5  6  5
2.00pm  5  5  5  5  5  6  5
2.30pm  5  5  5  5  5  6  5
3.00pm  5  5  5  5  5  6  6
3.30pm  5  5  5  5  5  6  6
4.00pm  6  6  6  3  6  6  6
4.30pm  6  6  6  3  6  6  6
5.00pm  6  6  6  3  6  8  8
5.30pm  6  6  6  3  6  8  8
6.00pm  8  8  4  8  8  8  8
6.30pm  7  4  4  5  8  8  8
7.00pm  7  4  4  5  4  8  8
7.30pm  7  5  5  5  4  8  8
8.00pm  8  5  5  8  4  0  0
8.30pm  8  5  8  8  8  0  0
9.00pm  8  8  8  8  8  0  0

There are two sports halls at Graham Condon Recreation and Sport Centre which includes:

  • 3 volleyball courts
  • 4 badminton courts
  • 2 basketball courts

Each sports hall has a sound system installed.

Bookings

For enquiries about availability and to make a booking:

  • email rsubookings@ccc.govt.nz with the facility and space you wish to book, times, numbers attending and contact details.
  • phone 03 941 6446.

Have a look at our group fitness and aqua classes. The timetable below shows the full schedule available at Graham Condon.

 

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