Giving thanks for the gift of swimming

On the 23rd anniversary of my mother’s death I’d like to pay tribute to her for passing on the swimming gene to my sister and brother and me. In the QEII pool mid 1980s.Mum’s love of water started on Maroubra Beach where her father...

Sensational swimming in Northern Territory’s Top End

Recently we spent three weeks in Darwin, Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield National Park where we swam in some amazing water holes, wave pools, hot springs and lap pools. When we returned I wrote about these fabulous swimming spots in a story...

The end of summer holidays at Petersham Pool

Last week when I paused at the end of a lap, I noticed three of the morning regulars scanning the pool for a spot. There were swimming lessons in lanes one and two with children pushing and gliding or doing torpedoes as it’s called today and...

Moree’s bard of the baths

Moree’s bard of the baths

Seventy-nine year old Ron O’Mullane has been swimming at Moree’s Artesian Baths complex since he was five years old. “I’ve never been a champion swimmer, but I love coming to this pool,” says Ron. “It’s invigorating, healthy and it’s very good for...

Magic memories of Northbridge Baths

When I want to remember Northbridge Baths, the pool in Middle Harbour where I spent all my summers as a child, I think of the deep green water connecting to the trees like relatives.


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