Monday, 25 September 2006
McIvers Baths is under a cliff face, on a rock platform between Coogee Beach and Wylies Baths. The baths have magnificent oceans views and are relatively well screened from the surrounding area. (I took the shot from inside.)The baths were built in 1886, but accordign to the National Trust it has been a popular swimming spot for women since before 1876.This pool (entrance donation 20 cents) is popular with nuns, Muslim women, lesbians, and elderly women (well women of all ages, really). In 1995, after a challenge int he courts, it was granted an exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act to continue operating as women-only.
Category: Public - Women and Children only.
Information: 20 cents entry. Swimmers Guide
Sunday, 24 September 2006
Malvern Baths 1927
Malvern Baths 1927
Malvern Baths opened November 1927
In the late 1960s, Malvern Baths were re-developed at the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Pool. The new pool was to be named the City of Malvern Olympic Swimming Centre, however following the tragic death at sea in December 1967 of Malvern's local member and Prime Minister of Australia, the new pool was named the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Centre. The Centre was opened by the Prime Minister, John Gorton in March 1969.
Adult General Entry: $4.60
Adult Concession General Entry: $3.80
Child General Entry: $3.60
Student General Entry: $3.80
Family General Entry: $13.00
Swim/Spa/Sauna Concession: $7.00
Non Swimming Supervisor/Spectator: $1.80
Saturday, 23 September 2006
In the early 1900s, swimming pools were built hewn from rock platforms and below many of the rocky headlands of Sydney beaches around Sydney (and beaches to the north and south of Sydney). They remain popular today, many hosting winter swimming clubs.
Wylie's Baths at Coogee date from 1907 and were restored in 1994-95 (the website linked here has some interesting info and images)
Link for information: Swimmers Guide