Tag Archives: 25m

Guildford Swimming Centre – Guildford, NSW 2161

Named after the Earl of Guilford, though he never had a second 'd' in his name... My experience in the pool Guildford Swimming Centre's outdoor pool is not the kind of place you're likely to find Australia's next generation of Olympic champions working out. It's a bit of a miniature pool, being about half the size of your typical Aussie outdoor pool at 25m in length, with only 4 lanes and barely reaching 1.5m at its deepest point. I liked it though. Not least, because of the magnificent Read more [...]

Pearl Beach Rock Pool – Pearl Beach NSW 2256

The first NSW Governor, Arthur Phillip, dropped by Pearl Beach in March 1788… My experience in the pool I was a bit troubled at first by the little group of 10 year old kids staring intently at the green slimy steps into this pool, and shouting eagerly: “There it goes.” No, this was no bluebottle jellyfish or blue-ringed octopus; this was merely a sea slug, not that I really know what one of them is or does… It did, however, make me regret not bringing my rock pool shoes (a gift Read more [...]