Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool
Did you know?
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.
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.
- Seats on a shaded terrace.
- 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.
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.
Season: Monday 1 September 2014 to Thursday 30 April 2015
Non-daylight savingMonday to Sunday: 6am to 7pm
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.
Current fees and charges for the 2014/15 season are listed below. All prices include GST.
|Adult||Concession||Family||360 City Access Card*|
|360 multi visit pass (20 visits)||$96||$72||—
* The 360 City Access Card is for residents on a low income. Find out if you are eligible and apply today!
Other fees (pool only)
- Additional family member: $2.30
- Spectator: $3.20
Last updated: Tuesday, 1 July 2014