What sets this very, very central blue lagoon apart from many others is that it's fully heated, accessible and open year-round. The nine-lane, 50m pool has a ramp enabling swimmers of all abilities to enjoy a CBD paddle, and a toddler splash pool making life easier for parents. And there's a big focus on sustainability: we're loving the energy-saving measures, all the grass for poolside lounging and the green roof which features native plants and grasses that conceal the centre from the street.
Update, September 27: Public pools across NSW have permission to reopen from September 27, however, certain health measures will remain in place to keep patrons safe.
- You may only visit a pool if it is in your LGA or within 5km of your home.
- All pool users will be required to check in via QR code with the Service NSW app.
- When users are not swimming, 1.5 metre social distancing must be observed.
- A group of up to five fully vaccinated adults are permitted to attend together.
- Unvaccinated people may attend in a group of not more than two adults.
- Visits are limited to a maximum of 2 hours.
At many pools, change room facilities and sunbathing areas will remain closed, and while most do not require pre-booking, it is advised that you call ahead of your visit, as capacity limits (as per the four-square-meter rule) will be in effect.
Tucked away in CBD parks, a stone's throw from the harbour and in quiet suburban parks, these superb swimming spots have got your back(stroke).
Many are open under strict "swim and go" rules, meaning lap swimmers will be happy, but loungers and sunbathers will need to look elsewhere to make a splash, like one of Sydney's fab beaches. If you’re not one for sand or waves, Sydney’s ocean pools will keep the high tide swell at bay.
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