Jellie Park – located at 295 Ilam Road – is more than just a swimming pool! It is a fully equipped sports and recreational centre with state of the art facilities – and it’s just 5 minutes away from campus.
It has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre, sauna, steam room and a group fitness studio. There are a number of group fitness activities including swimming lessons for all ages and a variety of workouts from intense to low impact. The recreation centre is open from 5:30am-9:00pm every weekday and 7am-8pm every weekend.
The centre is managed by the Christchurch City Council and all queries and customer services are handled by the Council’s call centre.
Yes, as a UC student it’s expensive to enrol at the centre, especially when our Rec Centre is free, but it could be a good alternative if you want to incorporate swimming into your workout routine!