They are swimming in it …

Attendance records at Waipā District Council’s two swimming pools in Te Awamutu and Cambridge have been smashed in the six months ended December 31.

Nearly 193,000 people – up 9.3 per cent from the previous year’s 176,403 – visited Te Awamutu Events Centre and Perry Aquatic Centre, representatives from Waipā Community Facilities Trust told district councillors this week.

Cambridge’s Perry Aquatic Centre, Puna Kaukau o Te Oko Horoi.

But it appears users favour the Cambridge pool over its Te Awamutu counterpart with the newer Cambridge facility hosting 76,402 swimmers compared to the 67,147 in the western side of the district.

Visitors included the North Shore Swimming Club and the Liz van Wellie Swim Club which used the facility for its swim camps.

Te Awamutu’s stadium has recovered from its Covid malaise with 19,749 visits – up 18.6 per cent on last year and 44 per cent ahead of 2000, when the pandemic restricted numbers.

Club Waipā, the fully equipped and modern gym, had 31,390 users with the group fitness classes growing by 21 per cent.

Te Awamutu Events Centre

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