Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre

People sitting in wave pool inside Baywave

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise you can take up. It not only works on all the main muscles in the body providing an excellent workout, but is a valuable life skill that can save lives.

In 2005, the Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre opened to the public, and since then has become a key facility in the Western Bay for thousands to enjoy its many benefits.

As the region’s largest swimming pool complex, Baywave draws in over 230,000 visitors ever year.

Featuring a 25m pool, leisure pools, parent and toddler pool, spa, sauna, hydroslide, gym, crèche, café, permanent grandstand seating for 300, and the longest wave pool in New Zealand, there is something for everyone.

The facility provides additional space for water-based sport, including Aqua Aerobics classes, canoe clubs, triathlon training, flipper ball, water polo and synchronised swimming.

Swimming lessons are also available, teaching Tauranga locals of all abilities, young and old, how to be safe and confident around the water.

The Baywave complex is a wonderful facility for the area and benefits not only those who live close by but provides a ‘must-do’ for visitors when they visit the Western Bay.

TECT’s $4 million funding contribution to Baywave was another way the trust demonstrated its commitment to growing our community in a positive way.  

TECT General Manager Wayne Werder says TECT are proud to have supported a facility that not only keeps our community and visitors active, but provides a family-friendly fun day out.

"Baywave sets a benchmark in New Zealand for aquatic facilities and TECT is thrilled to be able to support such a major regional asset."


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