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!

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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.

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