Saturday, 30 October 2010

Sans Souci Leisure Centre

When I was at school we used to come here for school sport. Of course it was a "pool" then, but now it's a "leisure centre" with indoor learning pool, weights room, cardio room and a cafe with an espresso machine (thank god!) thought I'd pay a revisit today on a gorgeous sunny day to do some laps.

The old entrance:

The old changing rooms and kiosk:

The new entrance is from the park:


AquaMarina said...

Sally!! How wonderful - you're back! What a great surprise on my blog updates to see you'd posted on swimming again! Looks like a lovely pool and a great trip down memory lane!

Adam Symons said...

Hi Sally,

I’m working with Speedo on a campaign about swimming. I love your swimming blog and would love to talk to you.

I can’t find an email address for you so was hoping you’d be able to email me if you’d like to find out more:

Thank you,


Graeme said...

Often drive by, but recently swam here for the first time in over 40 years. Always seems to be windy, which isn’t good for a ‘do a few hundred metres then have a break’ swimmer like me. Despite the river view, I found the pool setting a bit bland. Not a fan of the gym architecture, the grounds could do with a few more trees and there needs to be a hedge to separate it all from the main road.

I remember being taken there a few times when I was primary school age, which would have been soon after it opened in 1965. Can’t remember where we went in, neither the new or old (came with the 1933 tidal pool rebuild) entrance ring bells. There has been baths here since 1897. Info came from Australian Heritage Database. Apparently there are plans for a restaurant in the change room building, but they're having trouble complying with the heritage status requirements.