Swimming in Sydney

Given that I have the attention span of a 4 year old, I can often find swimming lap after lap in the same swimming pool a fairly tedious exercise.

Luckily for me Sydney is a swimmer’s dream.

Not only does it have some of the world’s most iconic beaches and a harbor famous the world over, but tucked in and around the city are also some pretty special swimming pools – meaning that I always have the option to mix up my routine and head somewhere a bit different.

Within spitting distance of home and work I am lucky enough to have all of the below:

My favorite of all the pools in Sydney, the Andrew Boy Charlton, or ABC as it is otherwise know.  Only problem being that it is a fair weather pool and is therefore closed in the winter!

My favorite of all the pools in Sydney, the Andrew Boy Charlton, or ABC as it is otherwise known.

Home aka Bondi Icebergs.  Within spitting distance of my front door, and an awesome option for when the swell is too big to swim the bay

Home aka Bondi Icebergs. Within rolling distance of my front door, and an awesome option for when the swell is too big to swim the bay

Less of a pool, more of a net in the harbor to keep out the bull sharks

Redleaf Pool – Less of a pool, more of a net in the harbor to keep out the bull sharks

Bronte Pool - couple of bays down the coast

Bronte Pool – couple of bays down the coast

Price Alfred - the new kid on the block.  Only just opened after years of delays, meaning that it's free swimming till November!

Price Alfred – the new kid on the block. Only just opened after years of delays, meaning that it’s free swimming till November!

The North Sydney Olympic pool - the only one I am yet to actually swim in!  I am currently couch surfing just around the corner, but it is currently having a refurb, so will have to tick it off another time

The North Sydney Olympic pool – the only one I am yet to actually swim in! I am currently couch surfing just around the corner, but it is unfortunately having a refurb, so will have to tick it off another time

So while London definitely has some awesome outdoor lidos (or outdoor swimming pools as they are otherwise known), I think it is fairly evident why the move from London to Australia has done wonders for my motivation to get outdoors and do some exercise!

Ross

Highlight of the week: Writing this. Have had a fairly eventful month that has definitely interfered with my training and routine – some personal drama, couch surfing and getting up to speed with a new role at work. Hoping this post is marks a return to normality!

Lowlight of the week: For the first time in as long as I can remember, I got a man cold. So for the time being I have swapped outdoor activity for a blanket and some Lemsip.

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