Are you looking for a swimming spot with an impressive view whilst escaping the heat in the heart of the city? Then look no further.
A Roundup of Public Pools in Sydney
As it warms up in Sydney you may be eager to diversify your fitness regime with sports that are more conducive to the heat. While the CBD lies about seven kilometres from Bondi Beach, there are still plenty of swimming options available if you want to do laps or just cool down.
Swimming comes with a litany of health benefits from cardiovascular fitness to low-impact training, all while targeting the entire body. The below pools are located across the CBD, so be sure to head to one in the coming months.
Marrinawi Cove – Barangaroo Reserve
This is the city’s newest ocean pool, tucked away in Barangaroo. Protected by a shark net, this pool allows visitors to experience swimming in the iconic Sydney Harbour free of danger and free of charge. With amenities and regular water quality testing, this is a perfect spot for a refreshing swim while still being close to the Rocks, parks and Barangaroo eateries. Dogs are permitted to enjoy a paddle as well.
Open 24 hours; free
Andrew Boy Charlton (ABC) – 1c Mrs Macquaries Rd
On the other side of the city is ABC, a 50m outdoor lap pool with captivating Sydney views. Only open between September and April, this pool is not only great for a workout but is a must-do Sydney experience during the summer.
Open Monday to Sunday 6am – 8pm; Adults $7.50
Cook + Phillip Park Pool – 4 College Street (cnr William Street), Sydney
Not too far from ABC is the Cook + Phillip 50m pool. Next to St Mary’s Cathedral, this is ideal for swimmers seeking an indoor pool for extra sun protection. Popular with squads and locals, the pool is attached to a gym and multi-purpose courts.
Open Monday to Sunday 6am – 8pm; Adults $8.50
The Ivy Pool Club – Level 4, 320 George Street
For a pool with an entirely different atmosphere, look no further than the Ivy’s Pool Club. The Pool Club is an iconic swimming spot for those seeking out an unpredictable and youthful experience. While you may not be getting your laps in, you can definitely enjoy a cocktail, dance and a dip.
Tues – Sat 12:00 pm – until late; booking or walk-ins accepted, 18 and overs