Kogarah War Memorial Swimming Pool / Carss Park Olympic Pool / Dick Caine Pools and Gyms

Sydney - City & South, NSW, AUSTRALIA

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Kogarah War Memorial Swimming Pool / Carss Park Olympic Pool / Dick Caine Pools and Gyms
Address
Carwar Avenue, Blakehurst
Sydney - City & South, NSW 2221
AUSTRALIA
Telephone
(02) 9546 4203

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
AUD 7.00. [November, 2016]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m, 7 lanes , outdoors , heated , water temperature not reported

Location

GPS
-33.989399, 151.120559

Teams That Use This Facility

Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

This is the home pool of long distance swimmer Susie Maroney, who is best known outside of Australia for having swum from Cuba to Florida. She broke a world record for a 24-hour swim in this pool in 1994.
The facility is often referred to as Dick Caine's Carss Park Olympic Pool in honor of its long-time swimming coach.
It must be embarrassing for the local council to have its Community Directory page (website, above) point back to this page (maintained from Raleigh, North Carolina) for authoratitave information about its own pool! Every other council with a pool in the Sydney area has at least one page on its website devoted to the local swimming centre, but not Kogarah!

Facility Reviews

It's outdated and nothing special. The most prestigious and best pool in Sydney is cheaper.
It is special; it's in a beautiful bush location on Kogarah Bay; it's surrounded by colourful and well maintained gardens; the water is always clean; and the pool is very rarely crowded. I drive substantially out of my way to use this facility because it is so special.
Nice and clean it may be but, because of its age, the lanes are narrow, so that can be a challenge if you're not used to it. The change rooms are clean but - if it matters to you - old fashioned. That's OK by me and in that regard it compares well to many other facilities.
Best be there when a squad is not running because it can get a bit squishy.
[April, 2014]
An ageing pool in the Carss Park which, unfortunately, has all views of the park and bay blocked by opaque plastic windbreaks. The pool water is clear; the facilities, however, are definitely in need of serious repair. At the time I visited, the constant yelling by Caine at the kids spoiled my swim.
[November, 2016]