Stay at home orders are in place for Greater Sydney. At this stage, the pool will be open for exercise (swim & go; no mingling, change-rooms and showers will not be available). There may be additional restrictions in place over time; pending consultation with local, state, and health authorities. For more information related to Randwick City Council COVID-19 updates, please see link below. There is now a 10km restriction of movement & a limit of 2 people in a 'group' exercising outdoors together (unless you are members of the same household). Please do not attend Wylie's Baths if you are outside a 10km radius of Coogee; and do not attend the Baths with friends who do not live with you in your household.
Stay up to date with what you can and can't do under the NSW Health guidelines and rules
Please complete this form upon each entry to the Baths. Use this link if you are unable to scan a QR Code through your phone.
A year in review: Community Information Night November 2020 Slide Deck
Current Conditions & Reference Links for Covid-Related Information
Time Open: 7am
Time Closed: 5pm
Another perfect morning for swimming down here at Wylies, low tide at 10am and calm conditions throughout the day.
Please Remember to swim, towel dry then go. Thanks :)
Pool cleaning: No pool cleaning scheduled.
- Swim and go (no sitting or hanging around)
- Kiosk, change-rooms, and showers are all closed
- Toilets & hand basins are operational. Do not enter the change-rooms unless you are using these facilities ONLY. Please do not dress or undress or leave belongings in the change-rooms.
- Please remain physically distant from staff & other patrons (1.5m)
- Remember to do our COVID Safe QR Check-In on your way
- You must live within 10km of Coogee to attend Wylie's Baths
- Do not attend the Baths with people who live outside your household
At the moment, swimming pools are required to be closed in NSW.
However, there is a separate classification of “natural swimming pool” (aka rock pools) that are permitted to remain open: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/greater-sydney#places-that-are-closed
The latest research related to the spread of Covid-19 in recreational waterways (rivers, lakes, beaches) suggests that the risks posed by Covid-19 in these environments remains low, but there is uncertainty related to new strains, particularly Delta: https://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/covid-19-and-beach-water-quality-updates-from-the-research-community
Randwick City Council beaches & ocean pools are currently open: http://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au...
We are accepting Service NSW Dine and Discover vouchers; 5 entry pass and our merchandise available with Discover Vouchers.
Have kids with you at home?
Check out Randwick City Library's calendar of online events & content here:
Looking After Yourself
If you are feeling overwhelmed, or otherwise negatively impacted by lockdown, news cycles, change in routines, or restriction of movement; please know this is a normal reaction.
For more information about looking after yourself in this period & resources to help you do so, visit: Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/
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Question: When is the best time to swim at Wylie's Baths?
Answer: It depends.
Wylie's Baths is built below the high-water mark, which means it gets flushed twice daily by the high tide. If there is much swell (wave action) about, this can create quite rough and dangerous conditions. If you are after "still water" for lap swimming & those infinity pool vibes, best to come in the window of 3 hours before low tide and 3 hours after low tide. Depending on how big the swell is, this window of 'good lap swimming' will diminish ie some days, you're only good for 30 minutes either side of the low mark.
Most importantly, Wylie's Baths is a dynamic tidal pool environment. It's also a 'living pool' with marine life, a natural rock bottom, octopus, fish, sea urchins, and more!
Swim within your ability, and if you aren't sure about getting in, we encourage you to sit and watch the conditions for ten minutes or more, as lulls between sets can give you a false sense of calm in the pool.
If you prefer the whirlpool scene - the high tide will give you better wave action!
Keep in mind, the most dangerous and exposed area of the pool is the northern wall - the one closest to Coogee Beach. As waves crash in to the pool, the water level rises and rushes out via the path of least resistance - north - and can take YOU with the rush of water. Please be mindful of this and follow all signage or instructions related to pool restrictions, or considering your ability & the risks associated with rougher conditions.
Any questions? Ask our staff and we can help you!
Useful links and forecasts:
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage: Ocean Beaches Daily Pollution Forecast
Tide Chart: 2021 BOM Tide Chart
Upcoming private functions at Wylies Baths. If you would like to hire Wylies for your special event, please check out our Events Page.
|Date||Hired Area||Time Facility Closed||Event Management||Do Key Holders Have Access?|
|Saturday, 4 September 2021||Entire Facility||4:30PM||TBC||No Key Holder Access|
|Sunday, 5 September 2021||Northern Marquee||12PM - 3PM||TBC||Rest of facility open to swimmers/patrons|
|Friday, 17 September 2021||Entire Facility||5PM||TBC||No Key Holder Access|
|Sunday, 17 October 2021||Southern Deck only||2:30PM - 6PM||TBC||Rest of facility open to swimmers/patrons|
|Friday, 5 November 2021||Entire Facility (tentative hold)||5PM||TBC||TBC|
|Saturday, 6 November 2021||Entire Facility||5PM||Katering||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 13 November 2021||Entire Facility||5PM||Laissez-Faire||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 27 November 2021||Entire Facility||5PM||Gallivant||No Key Holder Access|
|Sunday, 28 November 2021||Northern Marquee (tentative hold)||1PM - 7PM||TBC||Rest of facility open to swimmers/patrons|
|Friday, 3 December 2021||Entire Facility||5PM||Katering||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 4 December 2021||Entire Facility (tentative hold)||5PM||TBC||No Key Holder Access|
|Friday, 10 December 2021||Entire Facility||5PM||Katering||No Key Holder Access|
|Friday, 17 December 2021||Entire Facility (tentative hold)||5PM||TBC||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 18 December 2021||Entire Facility||5PM||Laissez-Faire||No Key Holder Access|
|Monday, 20 December 2021||Entire Facility (tentative hold)||5PM||TBC||No Key Holder Access|
|Friday, 7 January 2022||Entire Facility||5PM||Katering||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 8 January 2022||Entire Facility||5PM||Laissez-Faire||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 22 January 2022||Entire Facility||5PM||Laissez-Faire||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 8 October 2022||Entire Facility||5PM||Laissez-Faire||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 19 November 2022||Entire Facility (tentative hold)||5PM||TBC||No Key Holder Access|