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Berkeley Swimming Centre – Illawarra, NSW 2506

Named after an estate in Gloucestershire My experience in the pool I really enjoyed myself in this pool. I’m not sure how many Poms they get in here because the lifeguard kept me chatting about Lancashire and Yorkshire connections for about 15 minutes before I could actually start my laps. When I began my swim, I was sharing the entire Olympic pool with just one seagull, though he (or she) was joined by two others as I ploughed up and down my lane. Mind you, I say lanes, but there Read more [...]

Western Suburbs Pool – Unanderra, NSW 2526

Aboriginal word for junction of two creeks My experience in the pool I initially came here when I didn’t know I would be blogging also about freshwater open air pools, so didn’t take any notes. But I do remember being delighted by the views of the bush-covered mountains in the distance behind the pool, and relishing the swim even more because these excellent facilities – with Olympic Pool, 25m pool and toddlers pool – are totally free to use. Hats off to Wollongong Council for this. I Read more [...]