Wylies Baths (Ocean Pool)

Sydney - City & South, NSW, AUSTRALIA

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Wylies Baths (Ocean Pool)
Address
4B Neptune Street, Coogee
Sydney - City & South, NSW 2034
AUSTRALIA
Telephone
(02) 9665 2838

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
AUD 5.00. [April, 2017]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50y x 35y, unstriped, 0.5m - 1.6m depth , outdoors , unheated , 20º - 22ºC (68º - 72ºF) in summer, 15º - 17ºC (59º - 63ºF) in winter. The pool's current water temperature is reported in real time on its home page.

Location

GPS
-33.92548, 151.25935

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
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Youth Swim
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Lifesaving
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Facility Notes

This is one of the more fascinating pools we've come across; it's a pool built in a protected ocean cove, the water circulation is provided by tidal currents. It was originally constructed in 1907 (hence the yards length, rather than metres). Its website ("website", above) gives the history and pictures, and is generally fascinating.

Facility Reviews

From Sydney's "Good Weekend" magazine: "Like being in an aquarium: the walls and floors are covered in pink and green lichens; seaweed grows up from the bottom, and lapping freestylers disturb schools of tiny colourful fish."
Wylies closes rather early, around 8 PM (well before sunset in summer, which is unusual). Yearly members get a key that allows 24/7 access.
This pool also offers a unique swimming/mini surfing experience when a swell breaks over the pool seaside wall, which happens often.