Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Swim Centre

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 Aquatic Centre

Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Swim Centre

Balgowlah Road & Kenneth Road, Manly 2095
Phone: (02) 9976 1495
Manly’s Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Swim Centre website


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
Manly Andrew 'Boy' Charlton Swim Centre

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

Playground: Yes

Swim school: From 6 months

Creche: Yes, open 9am-1pm Monday to Friday.

Gym: Yes

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 – click here to find fun things to do with kids in 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.

Happy splashing!

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  1. says: Tasevska Nataliya

    Hi,my son 8yold interesting to swimming,Do you have some space on 5pm,because my friends going there,get some company
    Thank you.
    Regards Nataliya
    And how much is cost?

    1. says: Seana Smith

      Hi there, you need to phone the pool, check out the pool’s own website for phone number and all the info. It is given in the text of my review. Cheers

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