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Riverside Pool and Nayland Park Pool has many activities operating though out the day
and after hours. 

Nelson Surf Lifesaving Club

Patrols Tahunanui Beach every Sunday afternoon in the summer hoildays. We have our club nights for training at the Sealord Rescue Centre or the beach. If you would like to know more please about Nelson Surf Lifesaving Club please contact Dave Mckenzie at Riverside Pool on 03 5463221 or 0274677064. Email :

Nelson Canoe Club

Canoe polo is a fast moving game that combines ball skills and kayaking with a similar game plan to water polo or netball. Apart from being a great game in its own right, it is very good for improving your whitewater paddling skills.  The Nelson Canoe Club hosts leagues in both winter and summer for beginners and more advanced paddlers. Games are held at Nayland Park during the summer and Riverside Pool for the remainder of the year. All required gear is provided and pool entry is covered in the charge.
For further information email
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Underwater Hockey - A Breathtaking Sport

We are a fast growing sport that caters for all ages and fitness levels. You don't need to be a great swimmer but confidence in the water is helpful.  Currently we have 6 school teams mainly from Nelson College for Girls and Nelson College.  They have had a lot of success gaining many titles at South Island Champs. We also have one adult team that places emphasis on fun, social get together’s and a little bit of fitness.  We are always looking for new members at both school and adult level so if you are interested please email Warwick or Alex     

We play from February through to September on Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights. If you enjoy the water but don't like swimming up and down then this could be the sport for you.We look forward to seeing you on the bottom!  

Nelson Events

Providing quality sporting events in the Nelson region. Contact Riverside today to find out how to improve your swimming in preparing for these awesome events. (03) 548 3655 Averil: 021 303 160 Amanda: 021 026 87794