26 Selwyn District Residents' Guide 2018 S WIMMING IN SELWYN Water safety is paramount when living in Selwyn District. With the district boundaries being two braided rivers and from mountain lakes through to the ocean, water safety has never been so important. COMMUNITY POOLS Darfield Pool provides heated swimming pools, a 25m outdoor pool along with two indoor pools, a learners pool and toddler pool. During the open summer seasons, swimmers can also take advantage of swim lessons, swim club and aqua fitness. Leeston Pool is targeted at preschool and primary school families. Leeston is a key holder pool. Sheffield Memorial Pool has both a lane pool and a paddling pool. Southbridge Pool provides a great day out for families and friends, with a lane and paddling pool. The setting provides great space for picnics with the added bonus for the children of a hydroslide. SELWYN AQUATIC CENTRE Selwyn Aquatic Centre is a year round facility supporting the community swimming needs. With a combination of a lane pool, hydrotheopy pool, learn to swim pool and a leisure pool with lazy river there is something for everyone. Selwyn Swim School is based at the aquatic centre, as well as Selwyn Swim Club. RIVER/LAKE ACTIVITIES Check out ECAN’s website for water quality ratings for local swimming holes such as Coes Ford, Chamberlains Ford, Whitecliffs and Glentunnel
Selwyn District Residents' Guide 2018 27 S PORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES Selwyn District offers nearly all manner of sports and recreational activities. Below is a comprehensive, but not exhaustive, list of clubs, activities, and general locations. ABSEILING/ CLIMBING • Castle Hill: Limestone rock formations; Windwhistle: Washpen falls by arrangement ARCHERY • Doyleston: Ellesmere Archery Club ATHLETICS • Rolleston: Selwyn Athletic Club BADMINTON • Ellesmere Badminton Club • Lincoln Badminton Club BALLOONING • Hororata BASEBALL •Southern Astros Baseball Club •Selwyn Baseball Club BOATING • Lake Coleridge: check forecast; unsafe if strong winds • Rakaia River Gorge: Jet boating • Waimakariri River: Alpine jet BOWLS – OUTDOOR AND INDOOR • Clubs at: Darfield, Dunsandel, Ladbrooks, Leeston, Lincoln, Sedgemere, Southbridge, Springston, Tai Tapu and West Melton BRIDGE • Lincoln CAVING • Cave Stream CRICKET Clubs at: Dunsandel, Greendale, Kirwee, Leeston, Lincoln, Prebbleton, Springston, Tai Tapu and Weedons. CYCLING • Ellesmere: The U3A Ellesmere Cycling Club • Leeston Cycle Club DANCE •Selwyn School of Dance, South Point, Rolleston •Ignite Dance Company, Prebbleton •Anna Lee School of Dance, Ladbrooks, Lincoln, Tai Tapu •Aspire Dance Company, Springston •TM Dance World, Darfield •The Ballet Academy, West Melton •Linda Simons School of Dance, Southbridge •Ellesmere Line Dancing, Leeston DUCK SHOOTING • Lake Ellesmere: in season EQUESTRIAN Bangor Pony Club, Kirwee; Canterbury Harness Horse and Pony Society, Leeston; Ellesmere Pony Club, Leeston; Springston Pleasure Riding Club, Springston; Springston Pony Club, Springston; Waihora Pony Club, Motukarara; West Melton Weedons Pony Club, Weedons. FISHING • Lakes: Blackwater (permission needed from Clock Hill Station); Catherine/Monck; Colleridge; Ellesmere Te Waihora; Evelyn, Henrietta and Selfe, (Harper road); Forsyth/Wairewa; Georgina; Grassmere; Hawdon; Marymere: Sarah; Ida; Little Ida; Letitia; Lillian; Pearson; Rubicon (accessed via Brooksdale station, permission needed in advance). • Rivers: Rakaia & Selwyn. • Sea: Little Rakaia; Birdlings Flat to Rakaia River FOOTBALL • Selwyn United Football Club – Rolleston, Darfield, West Melton Ellesmere, Lincoln. • Prebbleton Football Club, Prebbleton GOLF COURSES • Burnham, Hororata, Greendale, Ellesmere (Leeston), Lincoln, Tai Tapu, Terrace Downs, Weedons. GRASS KARTING • Lake Ellesmere flats. GYMNASTICS • West Melton Gym Club (community hall).