Pool Reviews

Glenbrook Swim Centre – Glenbrook, NSW 2773

Glenbrook Swim Centre

My experience in the pool

Getting there, getting in, getting changed

There are several options for getting to Glenbrook. It is one of the first turn offs from the highway as you start to climb into the Blue Mountains heading west out of Sydney. Once in the village, it is a short hop to the swim centre in a car. If you come by train, though, it is about a 15 minute walk from Glenbrook train station to the swim centre.

Nothing remarkable about the pool entrance.  I didn’t spot a disabled ramp.

Lovely warm showers in the very spacious changing rooms.

Other practicalities

Pool open all year round, though with restricted hours through winter. I managed to get in for the 6-11am slot in August.

$6.40 entry

1m shallow is shallow enough for me to need an arm bend as I pull through my freestyle at the end of the lap; deep end a nice 1.8m with ledge to rest up on.

History and stories about this pool

I have not found any stories or history of Glenbrook pool. My search of the Trove website threw up references to the pool in housing ads as early as 1910, but it’s not clear if this was even on the same site. There seemed to be swim carnivals at Glenbrook with reports in the local papers from the 1930s onwards.

As usual, if anyone has more local knowledge, do get in touch.

What’s your story? Any memories of swimming here? Any stories to tell? Or did you just have swimming lessons in days gone by?

Whatever you have to say, however brief, I’d love to hear from you and will add any stories to this section of the site as and when I receive them.  Add your comment or story under ‘Leave a Reply’ below.

Links to other articles on this pool

I also found no other articles on Glenbrook Swim Centre.

Coffee, tea or milkshake after the swim?

 

There are lots of good places for coffee in Glenbrook.

A new one (opened in 2017) is quite the coffee specialist:

Kickaboom Coffee – 6 Ross Street, Glenbrook, NSW 2773

Open: 7am-4pm Mon-Fri; 8am-4pm Sat-Sun

This cool, hipsterish place is friendly and knowledgeable about the coffee it serves up. Lots of options for the coffee connoisseur, with a very smooth coffee for milk-based espresso drinks like my usual flat white, and then coffees roasted as far away as Melbourne if you go for black, filter etc. The Mork chocolate looked fantastic, as did the turmeric and honey for the chai latte. Great spot.

2773 Coffee – 19 Ross Street, Glenbrook, NSW 2773

Opens 7am (half hour later on Sunday). Closes at 5pm or stays open into the evening to become a restaurant too.

Right across the road is another good Glenbrook coffee joint. More of a café style, with indoor and outdoor seating, plus some nice decor touches, like the old Golden Fleece bowser. The coffee here is also really good, and they roast it themselves on-site. Maybe Glenbrook aspires to be the coffee capital of the Blue Mountains?

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