Swimming Pools

Wylies Baths in Coogee – A Review For Families

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Please welcome on the blog today writer Brenda Janschek with a post about one of Sydney’s most famous rock pools, the sparklingly superb Wylies Baths.

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Sydney’s Best Water Slides – For Kids and Their Families (Updated)

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All of my wild children love a speedy water slide. And in fact, I don’t mind one myself. We’re excited then that WetnWild opens here in Sydney tomorrow.  The website has all the info on more than 40 rides, including large spaces for younger children.

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Fairy Bower Rock Pool Manly

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Sydney’s rock pools are a pretty unique feature of our city’s coastline. The harbour pools are pretty cool too. They don’t come cuter and more appealling than the baby of them all, little Fairy Bower Pool at Manly.

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Dawn Fraser Pool, Balmain – Sydney Harbour Pools and Beaches

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 Here’s a place that makes my heart sing and sums up so many things I love about Sydney. A harbour pool, beautiful old buildings, a little pocket of calm yet so close to the heart of our scintillating city. If you like to swim and your kids like to splash, make a date this summer […]

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Swimming as Exercise 2 – An Interview with Hayley Lewis

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I posted yesterday about swimming for my sanity and a bit about how good it is as exercise. Here’s an interview I did with swimming champ Hayley Lewis on just these topics.

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Swimming For My Sanity – And Why Swimming Is Such Great Exercise For Mums

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I went swimming a few times last week and my mental health is far better for it. What is it about being immersed in water that makes one feel better all over, inside and out?

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Parramatta Swimming Centre – Fantastic Water Slides!

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Even if you don’t live close to this pool, it’s well worth making at least an annual pilgrimage. The water slides here are unique in Sydney and fantastic fun. I used to take my older boys here every year but hadn’t been for far too long. The twins and I met friends here on that […]

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Parramatta Swimming Centre – More Photos

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See more photos and read our full review here.

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North Sydney Pool – Sydney’s Most Family-Friendly Swimming Pools

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Oh, I do love North Sydney Pool, and my love has been true for almost 25 years. I used to live at Milson’s Point and would have a swim here in the mornings before dashing up to work on The Midday Show With Ray Martin at Channel 9. Those were the days! When my big […]

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Sydney’s Best Pools for Kids- Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre (Updated)

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Five went mad at the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre! I hadn’t taken all the children there before and was interested to see what the older boys would think. I took my four plus one random friend for extra added fun. They had a ball. They enjoyed it more than I expected in fact. The kids […]

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Swimming Laps Outdoors in Sydney – My Very Favourite Places

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So, this is the summer of sea swimming for me. It’s been decided. I don’t quite know why but the notion has fixed itself firmly in my noddle. I’ve enjoyed swimming all my life and would always have said – yes, even as a child in Bonnie, Chilly Scotland – that I loved sea swimming. […]

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Top Five Things To Do In Sydney – With Kids

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  I was set a blog challenge by the lovely Katrina Whelan, Melbourne-based Babyology writer, Seamsaway proprietrix and, in her spare time, mother of four.   She tweeted: Oooooohhhh… where to start?  How to end?! And how on earth does she to have four children aged 5-9? That’s four kids in four years!

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School Holidays In Sydney – Our Top Ten ‘To Do’ List For These Holidays

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After our first term with all four children at school, we’ll probably be starting off with a few pyjama days at home. I could do with at least a dozen of those.  It’s rather daunting to have the Intn’l Man of Mystery away for another four weeks. But the little kids are very lively. They […]

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Sydney School Holidays Day 45/47- DIY Water Slides

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We’ve had such a laugh at various water slides over these Christmas holidays. I think the four kids have enjoyed them almost as much as their dad and myself. But the homemade slides have been the best fun.

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Sydney’s Best Ocean Pools – MacCallum Pool, Cremorne Point

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Hop on the ferry at Circular Quay, get off at Cremorne Point and then amble along the walkway to this hidden gem on the waters of the harbour. The views over Sydney Harbour are absolutely gorgeous. The huge trees by the pool are glorious to too. The water is refreshing, the ferries glide by, yachts bob. […]

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Manly Waterworks Review

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OMG we just had the best day yesterday down at Manly Waterworks. This is an annual trip for us, and it’s a point in time where the changes in the kids are so clear. Last year the twins were tall enough (almost!) to slide but not brave enough to go by themselves.  I was sliding […]

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Sydney’s Most Family-Friendly Swimming Pools – Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic Centre

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Here’s a great spot for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and for your older children too, especially when the wave machine is operating. This pool is the closest one to the city centre and, of course, it does get crowded, especially during holidays. This pool is excellent in combination with a trip to the Australian Museum […]

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Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic Centre – Video

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Here’s a little video of Cook + Phillip Park pool, from both above and below the water. Hope you enjoy it!   [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlI7WIGldKs[/youtube]

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Sydney’s Best Pools for Kids- Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre

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Hooray for Ryde Pool, as we call it. This lovely indoor complex is a fave of our family on hot sunny days, on wet, rainy days and on many days in between.

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Sydney’s Best Beaches – Northbridge Baths

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How much fun has my family had at Northbridge Baths over the years??? It’s a great little spot, much loved by local families and it was a home away from home for us for the years we lived close by. We’ve moved further away now, but we’ll still visit over this summer.  Now that my […]

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