Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool

Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool

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In 1924, Australian swimming legend Andrew (Boy) Charlton equalled the world record over 440 yards in front of a crowd of 6000 at what was then the Sydney Domain Baths. The baths were re-named in his honour after a refurbishment in 1968.

Pool with a view

Set on Woolloomooloo Bay near the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool (aka the ABC Pool) offers patrons breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour.

The City of Sydney has put a range of features in place to make sure the pool is accessible to people with disabilities.

The pools

Our 50-metre outdoor pool is perfect for lap swimming. It has 8 lanes and ranges in depth from 1.2 to 2 metres. The pool is heated from 1 September to 30 April and filled with chemically treated salt water.

The smaller (20 metre) pool is 1 metre deep throughout and perfect for those who are learning to swim or just want to have fun. It is heated to 28ºC and also contains chemically treated salt water. This pool has a shade cover to protect your skin from the sun.

Other facilities

  • Seats on a shaded terrace.
  • Daybeds.
  • Licensed café with outdoor deck area.
  • Massage centre.
  • Yoga school.

Classes and coaching

  • 'Learn to Swim' courses for children and adults.
  • Coaching programs.
  • Private swimming lessons.
  • Club/squad training.
  • Group fitness sessions including cross training, martial arts and kayaking.
  • Biathlon competitions.

Special events

The ABC Pool can be hired for school swimming carnivals and squad training.

The Poolside Cafe is available for corporate events, product launches, fashion shows, weddings, private parties and a range of other functions.

And more ...

The ABC Pool is operated by Belgravia Leisure in partnership with the City. Admission fees are summarised in the table below.

Opening hours

Season: Monday 1 September 2014 to Thursday 30 April 2015

Non-daylight saving

Monday to Sunday: 6am to 7pm

Daylight saving

Monday to Sunday: 6am to 8pm

Public holidays: 7am to 7pm.
Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Opening hours may change on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Please check website closer to the date.

Contacts

1C Mrs Macquaries Road
The Domain NSW 2000
www.abcpool.org 02 9358 668602 9358 6540

Admission fees

Current fees and charges for the 2014/15 season are listed below. All prices include GST.


  Adult Concession Family
Pool entry $6 $4.50 $17
360 multi visit pass (20 visits) $96 $72

 

Other fees (pool only)

  • Additional family member: $2.30
  • Spectator: $3.20

Last updated: Tuesday, 1 July 2014