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Lap it up in the pool.
Lap it up in the pool.
Hit the wave pool.
Have a work-out.

Cook & Phillip Park

Thursday, April 11, 2002
In the heart of Sydney city you can work out, lap it up or you jump in the wave pool and have a ball!

Nestled between St Mary's Cathedral and the Australian Museum is Cook and Phillip Park. This public facility is a complex of state-of-the-art aquatic, fitness and recreation activities, all set in parkland.

It was designed to inspire, with artworks dedicated to Australia's first long-distance swimmer and pioneer of the one-piece bathing suit, Helen Kellerman. There are water features combined with colourful sculptures linking the pools to a large outdoor courtyard and pool deck café.

There is an eight-lane Olympic pool, a hydrotherapy pool, heated leisure pool with wave machine and rapid river run, full-size gymnasium, multi-purpose sports court with sprung timber floor, café, sports shop and adjacent car park.

Highly-qualified therapists provide physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture.

Sports competitions between companies in the same industry are fought out at Cook and Phillip Park, and on Tuesday evenings there are mixed basketball and women's netball competitions. Two divisions of badminton competition are also played.

Café de Pool offers healthy and delicious food and drinks, and you can eat in or take away.

Lanes The Swim Shop stocks a large range of swimwear and accessories.

John Konrads is a director of Cook and Phillip Park and was in the 1956 Australian swimming team at the age of 13, and at 15, he held six world records. John eventually set 26 individual world records, and now you can improve your technique under his watchful eye. His Swim Easy system will help in just half a day.

Meeting rooms adjacent to the court can be hired for events, children's parties and community use.

The recreation courtyard can be used for children's programs or as an area for quiet relaxation.

Membership to the fitness centre includes use of the aquatic centre and recreational areas when available. Casual use is welcome and entry to the fitness centre includes use of the aquatic centre.


The edge of Sydney's CBD


Cook and Phillip Park costs $5 for adults and $3.80 for pool entry and a gym visit and swim is $13.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Cook and Phillip Park
4 College Street
Ph: (02) 9326 0444
Fax: (02) 9326 0599

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