Welcome back to Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre

We are pleased to be able to open our outdoor pools and our primary concern remains the health and safety of our visitors and staff. We ask for your support in our efforts to prevent COVID-19 and be vigilant in your personal hygiene, social distancing and avoid attending our venue if unwell.

We will continue to review our management of aquatic venues in keeping with advice from NSW Health and the Commonwealth Government. We appreciate your cooperation with the following special conditions of entry.

Opening times

  • Monday to Friday, 6.15am-3.30pm and 5 - 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 7.30am - 6pm

A new booking system

Due to NSW State Government restrictions of maximum 10 people in the pool at one time and one person per lane, a booking system will be required for lap swimming from 15 May. Bookings will be for 45-minute sessions.

You need to phone 8495 5005 to make a booking, providing your name and telephone number.

Bookings can be made for no more than three consecutive days. If you cannot attend a booking time, then as a courtesy to other swimmers please contact the centre.

  • Weekday session times commence at 6.15am and are available every 45 minutes.
  • Weekend session times commence at 7.30am and are available every 45 minutes.

Sessions will commence on time with 5 minutes entry; 35 minutes swimming and 5 minute exit.  

Please exit the pools and the facility when instructed by centre staff. Failure to follow timelines and staff direction may result in permanent removal from the pool and booking system.

There will be no spectator entry at this time.

Entering and exiting the centre

Entry to the MABC Aquatic Centre will be from the normal ramp entry reception, social distancing of 1.5 metres applicable. No early entry will be permitted with entry doors remaining closed until the session time starts.

Exiting of the aquatic centre will be via the side gate on Kenneth Road.

Change rooms

There will be no public access to outdoor male and female change rooms – please come ready to swim.  An accessible toilet on pool deck will be available.

Fitness centre and indoor areas

In line with NSW government restrictions there is no public access to any indoor areas of the centre including  the crèche, Fitness Centre, indoor swimming and leisure pools, Learn to Swim programs, café and  spa, steam and sauna.

Entry fees and membership

Fitness Centre and Seasonal Pass Holder Memberships are on hold until the resumption of normal operations and services. Single, 10 and 20 visit swim entry fees will be applicable.

Additional hygiene and cleaning precautions

We have installed additional hand sanitiser stations throughout the centre as well as increased cleaning and more regular disinfecting of surfaces. Signage has been placed throughout the centre to help communicate the importance of hand washing, covering your sneezes or coughs, and staying home if unwell. We have dedicated staff on regular cleaning duties during operating hours of the centre. 

Please call on  8495 5005 or email us at if you have further enquiries.

Please be reminded to follow personal hygiene and social distancing rules. Thank you.


Service / Program - Outdoor AreasCurrent Status

Outdoor 50m Pool and 25m pool

Lap Swimming – limited to a maximum of 10 people for 45 minute bookable session blocks.  

Booking times: Monday-Friday


6.15am - 3.30pm and 5 - 8pm

(10 swimmers permitted per 45 minute session block booking)

Booking times: Saturday –Sunday

7.30am - 6pm

(10 swimmers permitted per 45 minute session block booking)

Booking process: Ph. 9976-1495

Phone bookings can be made between 5.30am - 8.45pm weekdays

Phone bookings can be made between 6am - 6.45pm weekends

Outdoor Children’s Toddler Pool


Outdoor Male Change Rooms

Change room facilities and showers will not be available. Please arrive showered and changed ready to swim (toilet facility available).

Outdoor Female Change Rooms

Change room facilities and showers will not be available. Please arrive showered and changed ready to swim (toilet facility available).

Outdoor Public Areas – Social Gathering & Distancing restrictions

No sun bathing/sitting on concourse, grassed areas, seating (no gatherings).


Water Bubbler – Refill Nozzle Only 

Bring your water bottle.