Here’s a local hero for us, this is our nearest pool. Warringah Aquatic Centre is great for summer especially, but fine for a bit of exercise in winter too.
Warringah Aquatic Centre
Frenchs Forest 2086
Phone: 9451 8000
Open: Monday–Friday 5.30am–9pm, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 7am–6pm. Outdoor pools closed in winter. Under fives free.
Pools: Indoors—50 metre pool with deep diving area attached. Outdoors—toddler pool, 25 metre pool.
The lovely outdoor complex here is great in the summertime for kids. It has lots of lawn and is enclosed, so children cannot zoom into the indoors area. The toddler pool is separated from the 25 metre pool by a fence, so it is escape proof and very safe.
The indoor pool is very big, with lots of spectator seating. It’s fine for lessons in the winter but not so good for leisure swims for the young ones as there is no special toddler area and no very shallow wading area.
The pool is usually divided into two 25 metre halves, with the lessons taking place at the shallow end.
Cafe: Breakfast, snacks and drinks
Baby change: Yes, in changing rooms, also family change area
Shade: Shadecloth over the toddler and 25 metre pool
Play ground: Yes, fenced
Swim school: Yes
Sports shop: Yes
Membership available: Yes
Mum’s report: There is lots of shade on the grass by the small pool, making it a good spot to spend long summer afternoons.
Parking: Free carpark
Bus stop nearby: Yes
Note: During winter, on the first Sunday of each month, the indoor pool has inflatable fun, suitable for children 7 years and over. Time: 2-5pm.