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Sydney: Popular Swimming Pool

dsc00327.JPGThough the days have been a bit blustery of late, it is most definitely summer in Sydney. while the Nightlife is HOT, most Sydneysiders need a place to cool down and chill out during the day. There are several favoured watering holes around the city, however, The Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton pool is perched in a prime location right on the fringe of the Royal Botanic Gardens. On the shores of Wooloomooloo Bay, it is a favorite for its fantastic panoramic views of the harbour and first class facilities.

While the pool has been around for quite some time, it got a modern face lift completed in October 2002. The complex saw over 125,000 visitors last year includes a 50 M heated pool, shaded baby pool, a therapy suite, and a cafe that overlooks the harbour. Come on in! The water’s fine! Urban Legend has it that the pool is the birthplace of the Australian Crawl otherwise known as the Freestroke!

Mrs. Macquaries Road, The Domain, Sydney, NSW 02 9358 6686. Open 7 days aweek. 6 am to 7 pm. Closed from April 1 to October 1. Entrance around $5.