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Free pool open days for start of summer

Published 30 November 2023

To celebrate the start of summer, on Saturday 9 December the City of Sydney will host free open days at its world-class aquatic and fitness centres.

The free open days will run from 8am to 3pm in Zetland, Surry Hills, Ultimo, Camperdown and the city.

Visitors can also trial free fitness classes, from yoga to spin, or chat to health and wellbeing experts at no charge.

Centres will be buzzing with activities, prizes and giveaways on offer.

“Exercise is so good for our physical and mental wellbeing, and we’re proud of our outstanding facilities enjoyed by people of all ages every day,” Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore AO said.

“From swimming lessons to rehabilitation to kids splash parks, pools are an incredibly important community hub.

“There are many group fitness classes on offer at our centres, as well as gyms and cafes.

“Come along to our upcoming open days and you may just discover a new hobby or your summer swimming spot.”

Visit the City of Sydney’s centres:

  • Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre, Zetland
  • Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool, The Domain
  • Prince Alfred Park Pool, Surry Hills
  • Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Ultimo
  • Victoria Park Pool, Camperdown
  • Cook + Phillip Park Pool, city centre

Check out to find out more about what’s happening at our pool and fitness centre open days.

For media enquiries contact Roxanne Macara. Phone 0438 554 640 or email

For interviews with Clover Moore AO, Lord Mayor of Sydney contact Zoe Delamare. Phone 0477 263 615 or email