The best Sydney swimming pools to head to this summer

March 18, 2016

From harbourside swimming pools to picturesque ocean baths, Sydney has a place for everyone to cool down as the weather heats up. If you’re still yet to enjoy access to your own private pool, there’s no need to swelter this summer, here Blue Haven lists the best places to immerse yourself in Sydney’s swimming pool culture.

Ryde Aquatic Centre

A popular place to cool down for families, this swimming complex boasts the new Surf Ryder which mimics surfing a wave.

MacCullum Pool

Rich in history and with breathtaking views, this harbourside swimming pool is one of Sydney’s hidden gems. Located at Cremorne Point, take a swim in this pool and enjoy the yachts and ferries gliding past on Sydney Harbour. It’s also completely free to use.

Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic Centre

A popular spot for urban dwellers wanting to beat the heat, Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic Centre boasts a 50m lap pool, dedicated leisure pool with a wave machine and hydrotherapy pool, all of them indoors and heated.

Bondi Icebergs

This iconic ocean bath has been a Bondi Beach landmark for more than 100 years. Swim laps or take the little ones for a dip in the kids pool while taking in Bondi’s hip and vibrant surrounds.

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Homebush Bay

The home of Sydney’s aquatic events at the 2000 Olympic Games, the centre can now be enjoyed by swimmers of all levels. From the advanced who still compete at the world class facilities or the young who splash about on the rapid ride, water slide and play area, there is something for everyone.

Springwood Aquatic Centre Blue Mountains

A favourite among families, the Springwood Aquatic Centre includes a 25-metre lap pool, plus a dedicated leisure pool with beach area, waterslide and turbo pool for the little ones. There’s also a spa, sauna and fully equipped fitness centre.

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