Archive - December 2011

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Discovering Coburg Olympic Pool while watching The Slap
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South coast swimming at Gerringong’s ocean baths

Discovering Coburg Olympic Pool while watching The Slap

Since watching The Slap, the ABC-TV series of Christos Tsiolkas’ novel, I have been trying to identify the pool featured in the final episode. Tweets to the ABC didn’t produce any answers but my online detective work did.  Googling swimming pools in Melbourne I discovered the Coburg Olympic Pool, which seemed to match the images[…]

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South coast swimming at Gerringong’s ocean baths

There were plenty of surfers in wetsuits in the Werri Beach waves last Sunday but only one swimmer in the ocean pool. The cool, wet weather discouraged most from diving in but as lone swimmer Margaret commented: “It’s warmer in the water than outside.” So after taking a few snaps I joined Margaret in the[…]

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