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Sydney's Warmest Pools
Sydney, New South Wales


 
Where is Sydney's warmest pool for swimming? What is the warmest pool near you? Below is a list of the warmest pool available at each public indoor swimming venue in Sydney.
Sydney's Warmest Public Pool:
The winner of the title of warmest indoor public pool in Sydney goes to...(drumroll please)... the warm water program pool at Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre. This pool is maintained at a cosy 34 degrees. It is big enough to move around in, but not designed for lap swimming. The Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre also has a 50m indoor pool, a leisure pool that can also be used for lap swimming, a wave pool, water slide and a "lazy river", so you can warm up in the hydrotherapy pool in between laps, slides or body surfing. In the list below I have only included pools in which you can actually swim (as opposed to just bathing). This excludes spas, toddler pools and shallow leisure pools. Where pools operate within a target temperature range, I have either taken the average within that range or a single spot reading.
Indoor Pool VenueTemperature of Warmest Pool at Venue
Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre34C   /  93F
Cook + Phillip Park (Sydney)33C   /  91F
Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre33C   /  91F
Michael Wenden Aquatic Leisure Centre (Liverpool)33C   /  91F
Ripples Leisure Centre (St Marys)33C   /  91F
Emerton Leisure Centre32.3C   /  90F
Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre (Ultimo)32.2C   /  90F
Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre (Marrickville)32C   /  90F
Cronulla Beach Swim School32C   /  90F
DRLC (Maroubra)32C   /  90F
Leichardt Park Aquatic Centre (Lilyfield)32C   /  90F
Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre (Lidcombe)32C   /  90F
Sydney Gymnastic & Aquatic Centre (Rooty Hill)32C   /  90F
Wran Leisure Centre (Villawood)32C   /  90F
Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre31.5C   /  89F
Cabravale Leisure Centre31C   /  88F
Hawkesbury Oasis31C   /  88F
Sans Souci Leisure Centre31C   /  88F
Ashfield Aquatic Centre30.5C   /  87F
Sutherland Leisure Centre30.3C   /  87F
Birrong Leisure Centre30C   /  86F
Blacktown Aquatic Centre30C   /  86F
C2K Fitness & Aquatic Centre (Castle Hill)30C   /  86F
Dive In Swimming Academy (Penrith)30C   /  86F
Eagle Vale Central30C   /  86F
Enfield Swimming Centre30C   /  86F
Macquarie University (North Ryde)30C   /  86F
Max Parker Leisure & Aquatic Centre (Revesby) 30C   /  86F
Roselands Aquatic Centre30C   /  86F
Blacktown Leisure Centre (Stanhope Gardens)29C   /  84F
Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre (Bradbury)29C   /  84F
Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre28.5C   /  83F
Abbotsleigh Aquatic Centre (Wahroonga)28.2C   /  83F
Cherrybrook Aquatic Centre28C   /  82F
Galston Aquatic and Leisure Centre28C   /  82F
Guildford Heated Swim Centre28C   /  82F
Mosman Swim Centre28C   /  82F
Mt Annan Leisure Centre28C   /  82F
Sydney Olympic Park (Homebush Bay)28C   /  82F
Warringah Aquatic Centre (French's Forest)28C   /  82F
Whitlam Leisure Centre (Liverpool)28C   /  82F
Prairiewood Leisure Centre27.9C   /  82F
Fairfield Leisure Centre27.4C   /  81F
Harbord Diggers (Freshwater)27C   /  81F
Willoughby Leisure Centre27C   /  81F
Sydney's Warmest Lap Pool:
The warmest public indoor lap pools in Sydney are the 25m pools at Des Renford Leisure Centre in Maroubra and at the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre in Lidcombe. Both of these pools sit at a cosy 32 degrees, which is at least two degrees warmer than most indoor lap pools in Sydney. There are two indoor 25m pools at the Des Renford Leisure Centre, so ask for the warmer one. The water temperatures for lap pools in the table below applies only to those indoor public pools that have a minimum length of 25 metres or, if it was the longest pool at the venue (and hence designated for lap swimming), a minimum length of 20 metres.
Indoor Pool VenueTemperature of Warmest Lap Pool at Venue
DRLC (Maroubra)32C   /  90F
Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre (Lidcombe)32C   /  90F
Cabravale Leisure Centre31C   /  88F
Emerton Leisure Centre31C   /  88F
Hawkesbury Oasis31C   /  88F
Sans Souci Leisure Centre31C   /  88F
Ashfield Aquatic Centre30.5C   /  87F
Sutherland Leisure Centre30.3C   /  87F
Birrong Leisure Centre30C   /  86F
Blacktown Aquatic Centre30C   /  86F
C2K Fitness & Aquatic Centre (Castle Hill)30C   /  86F
Dive In Swimming Academy (Penrith)30C   /  86F
Eagle Vale Central30C   /  86F
Enfield Swimming Centre30C   /  86F
Macquarie University (North Ryde)30C   /  86F
Max Parker Leisure & Aquatic Centre (Revesby) 30C   /  86F
Roselands Aquatic Centre30C   /  86F
Blacktown Leisure Centre29C   /  84F
Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre (Bradbury)29C   /  84F
Ripples Leisure Centre (St Marys)29C   /  84F
Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre29C   /  84F
Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre28.5C   /  83F
Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre28.5C   /  83F
Abbotsleigh Aquatic Centre (Wahroonga)28.2C   /  83F
Cherrybrook Aquatic Centre28C   /  82F
Galston Aquatic and Leisure Centre28C   /  82F
Guildford Heated Swim Centre28C   /  82F
Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre28C   /  82F
Mosman Swim Centre28C   /  82F
Mt Annan Leisure Centre28C   /  82F
Sydney Gymnastic & Aquatic Centre (Rooty Hill)28C   /  82F
Sydney Olympic Park (Homebush Bay)28C   /  82F
Warringah Aquatic Centre (French's Forest)28C   /  82F
Whitlam Leisure Centre (Liverpool)28C   /  82F
Prairiewood Leisure Centre27.9C   /  82F
Fairfield Leisure Centre27.4C   /  81F
Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre (Marrickville)27C   /  81F
Harbord Diggers (Freshwater)27C   /  81F
Leichardt Park Aquatic Centre (Lilyfield)27C   /  81F
Willoughby Leisure Centre27C   /  81F
Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre (Ultimo)26.5C   /  80F
Cook + Phillip Park (Sydney)26C   /  79F
Cronulla Beach Swim School26C   /  79F
Michael Wendon Aquatic Leisure Centre (Liverpool)N/a
Wran Leisure Centre (Villawood)N/a
If you are planning to visit these pools, beware of clashes with classes, particularly after school swimming lessons. Some hydrotherapy pools are also booked by health care providers. If you are not sure when a pool is free, check out the pool timetables on the venue's website or ring ahead to save yourself the disappointment. Many of these pools also have ramps and hoists for the elderly or disabled.

To put the temperatures below in context, the water in San Francisco Bay (considered too cold for potential escapees from Alcatraz to swim in) is 12-16 degrees and the water at Bondi Beach ranges from 16 degrees in winter to 25 degrees in summer. Your internal body temperature is around 37 degrees. Most hot spas in public pools are 36 degrees or above. Des Renford, after whom the Des Renford Leisure Centre is named, broke the record for swimming around Alcatraz Island in 1977, so it is fitting that his name is now attached to one of the warmest places to swim in Sydney after conquering one of the coldest swims in the world.
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