Manly’s Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Swim Centre is a longtime family fave of ours, much improved lately by the addition of indoor pools.
Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Swim Centre
Outdoor pools open 5.30am-7pm Monday to Friday, 6am-7pm Saturday and Sunday.
Indoor pools open – March-September 9am-7pm Monday to Friday, 7am-6pm Saturday and Sunday. October-February 7am-7pm daily.
Under fours free.
Outdoors – 50 metre pool, 25 metre pool, toddler pool, large baby splash pool.
Indoors – 25 metre pool, program pool, children’s water play and leisure pool, spa. Pool inflatable during school holidays at the end of terms 3 and 4.
The Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Swim Centre is a great place for the kids and worth driving to get to. The complex of pools is set out in a lovely open area with lots of grassy slopes, plenty of shade and picnic tables.
There is a very shallow, circular baby pool. Beside that is a deeper toddler pool for swimming or doggy paddling. There is plenty of space round these pools for families to spread out and park strollers.
Right alongside is a modern, enclosed toddler playground for under fives only. The bigger pools are good for lap swimmers having a break from the kids. The change rooms are spacious and modern, but open-topped, so a bit brisk when the weather isn’t so warm.
In 2016 the impressive indoor pools were added to the complex –
- 25 metre, 8 lane indoor heated lap pool with ramp entry
- Indoor program pool for exercise and rehabilitation with ramp entry
- Children’s play area and leisure pool area
- Indoor change room facilities including family change areas
- Indoor spectator seating
- Indoor Spa pool
Cafe: The new indoor café provides a range of tasty treats and healthy eating options
Baby change: No
Shade: Shade cloth and trees provide plenty of shade
Stroller access: No problems
Swim school: From 6 months
Creche: Yes, open 9am-1pm Monday to Friday.
Sports shop: Yes
Membership available: Yes
Mum’s report: A great summer spot. One of the best swimming pools we know for the under fives. We practically live here in the summer and the new indoor additions make it even better!
Extra: All the joys of Manly!
Parking: Free carpark
Note Bus Stop: The free Hop, Skip, Jump Bus that does a loop from the ferry terminal and Balgowlah shops, stops here.