Pool Reviews

Lambton Swimming Centre – near Newcastle, NSW 2299

Lambton outdoor pool near Newcastle

My experience in the pool

Getting there, getting in, getting changed

There’s lots of parking by the pool on the edge of Lambton Park, which we got to along the main A15 road into Newcastle from the west. On public transport, there are lots of buses passing through Lambton and New Lambton, which would drop you off not far from the pool. It is about a 3km walk from the nearest train station: Waratah on the line to Hamilton (Newcastle) from Sydney.

I didn’t spot a disabled ramp. The pool is about 1.3m in the shallow end and must be nearly 2m in the deep as I had to duck under to reach the bottom. Sadly, no diving off the high dive board, which has a deep pool of its own. Need to be a member of the diving club to do that.

Big cavernous changing rooms, which must ring out with kids on school carnival day. When I was there, I was met with the screeeching of two different birds, which had obviously got themselves confused and a bit stuck in the men’s shed, and weren’t too happy. but by the time I’d had my (warm) shower, there were safely out in the park…

Other practicalities

Pool closed for a couple of months in winter, but the first of the seasonal pools to reopen its doors: in the last week of August.

$5.40 entry

There is a water fun area for the kids, flumes to slide down, a paddling pool and the diving pool, as well as the 50m pool. Some of these facilities appear to be open only in peak season.

History and stories about this pool

I have not found any stories or history of Lambton Pool. A plaque on the way out suggested it was built in 1963 and some of the newer bits like the play area clearly came later, but quite a lot of the complex may not have changed that much in 54 years!

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.

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Coffee, tea or milkshake after the swim?

There are great places for coffee and tea in both Lambton and New Lambton.

Corner Lane Espresso – 15 Alma Road, New Lambton, NSW 2299

Open Daily: 6.30am-3pm Mon-Fri; 7am-12noon Sat-Sun

Corner Lane Espresso New Lambton

The friendliest coffee shop I’ve been in in a long time. Nice relaxed decor and the kind of place locals come to chill after a bit of shopping or to catch up with friends. Baristas super cheerful. Great coffee roasted locally in Newcastle. My choice for a post swim coffee after a visit to Lambton Swim Centre.

Corner Lane Espresso reviewed by the FancyaCuppa website.

Lambton Park Tea Rooms – 75 Elder Street, Lambton, NSW 2299

Opens 8am-3pm (Just not totally sure which days)

Lambton Park Tea Rooms

What a treat to have a good old-fashioned tea room just across the park from the pool. If you like loose leaf tea and fancy a few scones with jam and cream to fill you up after your swim workout, this is the place to come. Devonshire Tea they call it in Australia – Cream Tea to any Brits reading this…

Lambton Park Tea Rooms reviewed by the FancyaCuppa website.

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