You’ll love the facilities at the Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Aquatic Centre (MABC). Whether you’re a lap swimmer, an exercise buff, a learner or someone who enjoys the sauna and steam room, we’ll make your visit enjoyable.


The MABC Aquatic Centre has a 50 metre (26 degrees) & 25 metre (26 degrees) outdoor Pools and indoor 25 metre (27 degrees) pool. 

Our 25 metre heated indoor pool and indoor heated program pool are both ramp and hoist accessible. There is a shade covered baby area and a heated toddler pool, a children’s water play and leisure pool and spa area. 

Swim in a safe, stimulating environment and have fun getting fit. Public lap lanes are available for all paces - view the lane availability guide 

Fitness Centre

Our state of the art fitness centre is the only one of its kind on the Northern Beaches. We have the newest in cardio and resistance training equipment and offer group fitness classes, an aqua fitness program and personal training.


We’ll look after your little one while you exercise. The MABC crèche welcomes children from 8 weeks to 5 years. Children can stay for a minimum of one hour and a maximum of two hours. We have a no food policy in our crèche, however you may bring a labelled drink bottle.

Bookings are required for the Creche which can be made at the centre or by contacting us on 9976 1495.

Monday to Friday 9am - 1pm.

Spa, Sauna and Steam Room

Relax in our spa, sauna or steam rooms after your swim. Our spa fits 18 people, our sauna holds 12 people and our steam room allows for 10 people comfortably. You need to be over 16 to use our spa, sauna and steam room. Use of the spa, sauna and steam room areas requires an additional fee. 

Pool Inflatable

Slip and slide while you negotiate your way along our new pool inflatable.

Available to the public November to January from 1 - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday (hours are subject to change as required by centre management).

$2 payable at reception (in addition to normal pool entry) obtain and wear a wristband

Successful completion of the 25-metre swim test is required prior to use

Terms and conditions of use

Change Rooms

Female and male change rooms have disability access and family change areas.