A swimming oasis in the heart of Sydney

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The GAB interviews Michelle Houghton, Centre Manager of Prince Alfred Park Pool.

What’s unique about Prince Alfred Park Pool?

Prince Alfred is a little touch of paradise hidden away in the big city, it has an award-winning architectural design with a unique green landscape and vibrant yellow umbrellas for plenty of shading. It has an accessible ramp making it friendly for wheelchairs and people with a disability and is in the best location with Central Station right next door. It’s perfect for an early morning swim, lunch-time session or a chill-out zone after a long day at work, it also features a children’s splash pad play area making it fun for the whole family!

What are the different swimming programs for children and adults?

Our main learn-to-swim program runs from October through till April and we run lessons for babies from 1 year all the way to older adults aged 90+! We also offer Aqua aerobics and outdoor fitness classes. Through the colder months we still run learn-to-swim and stroke correction for adults and have many adult fitness squads to keep you swim-fit all year round!

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Please provide the benefits of the membership.

You can purchase a 360 Active Swim Only Membership which get gets you unlimited access to all theee outdoor pools within the city of Sydney (Prince Alfred, Victoria Park Pool and Andrew Boy Charlton Pool) for swimming only. We also have a 360 Active ‘all inclusive’ membership which gives you unlimited access to all three outdoor pools plus the use of all programs (adult learn-to-swim or stroke correction, aqua aerobics & fitness programs) we offer both direct debit and up-front payment options with very affordable prices. If a membership is not for you, we also have the 360 GO pass which a 20-visit multi-visit pass, which still allows you access to all three outdoor pools.

Can you please tell something about Little Heroes Swim Academy?

Little Heroes Swim Academy is a private organisation that offers swimming lessons for children with disabilities, they run their program out of our pool in the summer months.

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What can be expected in the coming months?

In the coming months we will start up our outdoor fitness programs again, our learn-to-swim season will kick off and we’ll have a completely free open day in November so everyone can come and experience Prince Alfred, it’s loads of fun for the whole family featuring free entry, face painting, a sausage sizzle, giant pool inflatable, free aqua class and free stroke correction classes and special one-day-only merchandise and membership deals. Also in September our brand new café ‘The whisk and paddle’ will open creating an enjoyable community hub.



Prince Alfred Park Pool



a: 105 Chalmers St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

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