Swimming Pools in Sydney, The Best for Kids, For Everyone

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This is Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton pool, perched above Sydney Harbour – stunning

There are literally hundreds of swimming pools in Sydney, many of them super special places to swim and play.

If you’ve got busy kids then you’ll know that splashing and swimming can really wear them out. In a good way!

Plus we all know that every kid in Sydney needs and deserves to learn to swim. It’s a simple safety issue.

It’s a fun, play and exercise issue to.

Here is a list of the pools which we have described in detail on this blog, plus a list of other goodies we hope to get to soon.

All of the pools listed here are good for families. Just read all the details and you’ll be ready to plan your trip.

 

Pools in Central Sydney

Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic Centre

An indoor pool complex right beside Hyde Park in the centre of Sydney. Check out the post here, and the little video below.


Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre in Ultimo

Another indoor pool complex wth 50m pool plus leisure pool and learn to swim.

All the details are here.

swimming pools in Sydney Ian Thorpe aquatic centre

Love this elegant photo from the pool’s Facebook page – thank you

 

Victoria Park Pool, Camperdown 

Gorgeous location with outdoors pools only.  The kids pool is open only in summer, but 50m lap pool outdoors is open all year round and there’s a gym and creche too, so good for parents. Read all about Victoria park Pool here.

Victoria Park pool

 

Western Sydney Swimming Pools

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

This vast indoor complex has a 50 metre Olympic pool, 50 metre training pool, a huge leisure pool with a rapid river run and a slide. There are also two baby splash pools, adults spas, steam room and saunas. Read all the details you need here.

sydney swimming pools olympic park aquatic centre

Blacktown Leisure Centre, Stanhope

A wave machine in the west, hooray! The leisure pool here is fun plus there are two baby and toddler pools and lap pools too.

Read all about Blacktown Leisure centre on this post.

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North Western Sydney Swimming Pools

Waves Fitness and Aquatic Leisure Centre, Baulkham Hills

Indoor and outdoor pools plus a trampoline centre there too. Check out Waves Fitness and Aquatic Leisure Centre here.

waves in the hills best Sydney pools swimming

 

 

Swimming Pools on Sydney’s North Shore

North Sydney Olympic Pool

My most fave pool of all. Gorgeous complex between the Bridge and Luna Park. 50m heated outdoor pool and kids pool plus indoor pools too. Stunnin’ views. Check it out here.

North Sydney Olympic Pool swimming pools in Sydney

Views from North Sydney Olympic Pool to Luna Park and McMahons Point – sigh

Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre

The old West Pymble is all jazzed up with indoor and outdoor options, plus it’s right beside a fab playground.

Read the post here for all details.

Ku-ring-gai pool

Fun indoor pool at Ku-ring-gai, photo courtesy of the pool

Lane Cove Aquatic Centre

A suburban haven with classic 50m outdoor pool plus 25 lap pool indoors and a wonderful leisure pool with fun stuff for kids.

Read all the inside info you need on Lane Cove Aquatic Centre on this post.

Lane Cove Aquatic Centre Sydney swimming pools in sydney

Lovely Lane Cove, lots of bubbly fun for kids

Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre

A pool for everyone, great for adults and teenagers as well as children. Pools, a slide, a wave machine and a rapid river run. Great day trip, worth a drive.

Read all the details and see photos of Ryde Aquatic Centre here.

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The slide and toddler pool at Ryde Aquatic Centre

 

Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre

An outdoor 50m pool and a fun indoor pool with great splashy fun and a slide too.

Read all the details about Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre here.

Hornsby Pool water Play

 

Southern Sydney Swimming Pools

Sutherland Leisure Centre

Indoor and outdoor pools, terrific large leisure pools. A great spot for all ages of children… and adults.

Read all about Sutherland Leisure centre here.

Sutherland Leisure Centre swimming pools in Sydney

Sydney’s Best Swimming Pools for Kids

 

Pools we know are good and need to visit to take pix

Andrew Boy Charlton Swim Centre, Manly

Andrew Boy Charlton Pool, Sydney

Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre at Enmore

Cabarita Swimming Centre

Drummoyne Swimming Centre

Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre

Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre

Ripples Leisure Centre, St Marys

Springwood Aquatic and Leisure Centre

 

Where else do you highly recommend for families?

Sydney is huge and there must be many more.

Your advice very welcome and I’ll keep adding more in.

Let’s go swimming!

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

6 Comments

  • Reply January 8, 2016

    Lisa

    We love Fanny Durack pool in Petersham – plenty shade, lawn, fountains for little ones, plus toddler enclosed paddle pool and a 25m pool with ramp in and a playground at the entry. Coffee shops not too far are Pig & Pastry and Brighton on the corner.

    • Reply January 9, 2016

      Seana Smith

      Hello Lisa, thanks so much for this info. I have never been there. Must get there and take some photos.

  • Reply January 14, 2016

    Mark

    Hi Seana, your lists pretty much capture then all, but there are some other superb pools in and around Sydney that we’ve tried out and highly recommend for kids. Willoughby Leisure Centre is a good indoor facility with a number of kid’s splash areas & a slide pool (a smaller steel slide). Peninsula Leisure Centre ay Woy Woy is one of the best- all indoors; beautifully designed (the same people who designed the Emerton Leisure Centre); a great water slide; a free inflatable slide in the summer and great attendants (important for us, when our ASD 7y.o. boy loses sight of his need to queue up for a slide).

    • Reply January 14, 2016

      Seana Smith

      Thank you so much. I must have missed out Willoughby Pool somehow… we have been there a zillion times when the kids were small, I must have a post about it somewhere. Hadn’t heard of the one at Woy Woy so shall make a mental note of that and add it to the list. When our ASD son was young, the attendants at Willoughby were NOT so understanding, I can tell you. He is 18 now… unbelievably. Big hello from us and hope the year has started well for your family xx

  • We used to swim at a lovely salt pool in Cremorne – really quiet with amazing views. So many great places around Sydney.

    • Reply November 13, 2016

      Seana Smith

      I know that pool, MacCallum Pool by the Harbour, there’s a post about it on the blog too. Cheers

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