United Swimming Club is one of the few clubs able to offer both long course (50m) and short course (25m) training consistently throughout the year. Our two main venues are the 25m indoor heated pool at the Epsom Aquatic Centre and the 50m indoor heated pool at The Olympic Pools and Fitness Centre in Newmarket. In addition, United also uses the 25 yard outdoor pool at the Epsom Aquatic Centre and the 25m indoor heated pool at nearby Diocesan School for Girls. We offer dryland training at both the Epsom Aquatic Centre and The Olympic Pools.
Epsom Girls Grammar Pool
The Epsom Aquatic Centre is based at Epsom Girls Grammar School (EGGS) located on Silver Road, between Gillies Ave and Manukau Road in Epsom. The indoor pool is a modern 7 lane 25m heated pool. We have enjoyed using these facilities since 2012 and have a long-term contract to use the pool each morning from Monday through to Saturday and each afternoon/evening from Monday through to Friday. We have access to several of the gymnasiums at EGGS to provide a variety dryland sessions.
Olympic Pools and Fitness Centre
The Olympic Pools and Fitness Centre is located at 77 Broadway in Newmarket and provides access for long course (50m) training for United swimmers. The Olympic Pool was opened in 1940 by the Newmarket Borough Council with the distinction of being New Zealand’s first 50m pool. In 1950 it was the venue for the Empire Games, and in 1957 produced the first world record for a New Zealander swimmer when Philippa Gould broke the 200 metre backstroke record. United has an agreement for exclusive use of two lanes of the 50m pool each evening from Monday through to Friday. and early morning Saturday. We also provide weight training and stretch based dryland training at this facility.
Epsom Aquatic Centre – Epsom Girls Grammar School, Silver Road (Off Gillies Ave), Epsom, Auckland
The Olympic Pools and Fitness Centre – 77 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland
Diocesan School Aquatic Centre – Diocesan School for Girls, 17 Graham Street, Epsom, Auckland
Waterlions Swim School
United enjoys a strong relationship with the WaterLions Swim School which is based at the Epsom Aquatic Centre. Swimmers often move seamlessly from this Learn-to-Swim school, operated by Igor, Larissa, and Genya Polianski, to competitive or fitness training squads at United.