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The last days of Petersham Pool

 All the regulars were at Petersham Pool this morning. Many of them were having their last swim before it closes on Sunday. They were also enjoying the pool in its original state, possibly for the last time. While plans are not yet approved, it is...

Austinmer’s double ocean baths

The Illawarra area, south of Sydney is blessed with many beautiful ocean baths. Between Coalcliff in the north to Shellharbour in the south there are around 24 pools built into rock faces by the sea.   One of these beauties is the double ocean pool...

Manuka Pool celebrates 80 summers

 Last Friday night, Manuka Pool, Canberra’s first public swimming pool, celebrated its 80th birthday.  Friends of the heritage-listed pool were entertained by a ukulele band, acrobats and swing dancing as they picnicked in the garden. Others...

An Australia Day dip at Petersham Pool

  A morning dip at our local pool was a nice way to start Australia Day. In the water I met the very tanned Joe, appropriately attired for a swim on 26 January.   It’s a pretty relaxed place – Petersham Park Pool or I should say the...

Moruya’s War Memorial Swimming Pool

 On our recent travels down the NSW South Coast I revisited the Moruya War Memorial Swimming Pool. Like many pools built across Australia post World War II, this pool was named in honour of those who served in the war. Located next to a park and by...

Peaceful Petersham Park Pool

 Yesterday morning when I went for a walk around the lovely Petersham Park I looked in on the pool. What I discovered was a very peaceful scene of about seven swimmers slowly lapping up and down the 33-metre pool.With my regular swimming spot...

Brisbane’s ‘sophisticated’ Centenary Pool

In rainy Brisbane over Christmas, we dropped into the Centenary Aquatic Centre on Gregory Terrace in inner city Spring Hill.  Designed by James Birrell, Brisbane City Council’s principal architect from 1955 to 1961, this complex was considered...

A kaleidoscope of colours at Annette’s pool

When I was at the new Annette Kellermann Aquatic Centre 10 days ago I captured some amazing reflections in the water. There were so many beautiful colours, patterns and shimmery shapes it reminded me of looking through a kaleidoscope.  The...

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