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

Nelson Swimming Club

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

03 5463221 or 0274677064

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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.  
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
Club web site:


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 events. 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 both school age and adults 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.



Oneflow swimming– Swim with comfort, ease and flow!

Suitable for adults of all abilities from recreational swimmers to masters & triathletes.

Offering early morning (Mon, Tues, Thurs 6 – 7.20am, Sat 7 – 8.30am) / lunchtime sessions (Tues, Wed, Thurs 12 – 1pm) as well as one-to one tuition and weekend workshops.

Session emphasis is on developing a fluid, comfortable and efficient Freestyle stroke learnable by anyone and developing the ability to hold the stroke over longer distances and/or at higher speeds.

Contact:  Lionel Padial                      

Email:    Mobile: 021 129 5645


Nelson Events
(03) 548 3655
021 303 160 (Averil)
021 026 87794 (Amanda)

Providing quality sporting events in the Nelson region.

We are proud to work with Riverside Pool to deliver the Taylors Nelson Women's Triathlon for the 23rd year and the Port Nelson Blokes Day Out for the 6th year.
2010 will once again see the kids of Nelson take on the challenge of the Port Nelson Kauri Kids Aquathon (run the Kauri Trail of the Centre of NZ, climb over the NBS Obstacle Course and then swim two lengths of Riverside Pool).

2010 Dates:
Sunday February 21st:  Port Nelson Kauri Kids Aquathon
Sunday April 11th: Port Nelson Blokes Day Out
Sunday April 18th:  Taylors Nelson Women's Triathlon