Warringah Aquatic Centre

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.

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Wide shot of the pool with lessons and leisure pool swimming in progress
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Leaping off the diving board!


Warringah Aquatic Centre

Aquatic Drive

Frenchs Forest 2086

Phone: 9451 8000

Website: www.warringah.nsw.gov.au/wac

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.

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One of the outdoor pools on a very quiet summer’s day

Cafe: Breakfast, snacks and drinks

Baby change: Yes, in changing rooms, also family change area

Shade: Shadecloth over the toddler and 25 metre pool

Stroller: Good

Play ground: Yes, fenced

Swim school: Yes

Creche: Yes

Gym: No

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.

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The shallow outdoor pool

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