Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre

Sydney Metropolitan Area, NSW, AUSTRALIA

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre
4 College Street at William Street, Sydney Centre
Sydney Metropolitan Area, NSW 2000
(02) 9326 0444

Adult Admission Price & Policy

AUD 7.80; concessions AUD 5.80. [July, 2019]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m x 21m, 8 lanes OR 25m, 8 lanes + 25m, 8 lanes, 1.2m - 2.1m depth, ozone sanitized, indoors, 26.5ºC (79.7ºF).
Pool 2
25m, 2 lane section of a "leisure/wave pool" used for swim school and programs, indoors, 30ºC (86ºF).


Located underground across from St. Mary's Cathedral, an appropriate setting for a pool in a country that worships swimming. Get off the train at St. James or Museum station and walk 5 min. or take a bus (324, 325, etc.) that stops at the front door.
-33.873244, 151.213025

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
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Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

Lockers require an AUD 2.00 coin. Towels are rented for AUD 4.00.
Stroke paddles are not permitted.
There are fixed hair dryers in the change area.
The best time to swim is weekdays between 2 and 4 P.M., after lunch and before the after-workcrowd.
There's a swim shop for goggles, etc., upstairs.

Facility Reviews

Rating: 8 out of 10. A focus on laps, and every effort to keep swimmers happy.
A great pool, not too busy and so close to the city.
There's no policing of the stroke or speed guidelines. There is no difference between fast and slow lanes and “freestyle” is interpreted as you are free to swim whatever stroke you like. Inexperienced swimmers make passing difficult. Not pleasant…
Like any other pool; some swimmers just ignore the postings.
Excellent – very clean: Score 10 out of 10!
It's a nice, large pool facility set low in a park area. The pool is deep with footholds in the wall. The locker rooms are utilitarian with remote small lockers, if available.
[October, 2019]