ANZAC Public Holiday Thursday 25 April - opening hours 6am - 7pm

No Group Fitness Classes
Crèche is closed
No Learn to Swim Classes

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. Find out more


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 1.5 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 8495 5005.

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. 

Failure to follow staff direction and comply with restricted maximum numbers in the area may result in the closure of the spa/steam/sauna area until further notice.

For the safety of our community and in accordance with centre rules: 

  • Usage of the sauna & steam room is restricted to persons over the age of 16 years.
  • All users must display a coloured wristband issued by the customer service reception desk.
  • Sauna users must sit on a towel at all times. 
  • Sauna & steam room maybe closed at intervals for cleaning purposes.
  • Dry sauna - use of any water, oils, fragrances, shampoos & creams is prohibited at all times.
  • Sauna & steam room will be inspected by Pool Lifeguards at regular intervals.
  • All users must wear recognised swimwear made from lycra or nylon at all times.

Change Rooms

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

Accessible change room temporary closure

The indoor family / accessible change rooms will be closed for approximately five weeks for urgent maintenance. Works will commence Wednesday 7 February. An alternative accessible facility is available outside. 


The Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre provides a safe and enjoyable experience for patrons with a disability and special needs including: 

  • Access ramp - to allow patrons easy access to pool deck
  • Ramp entry to indoor 25 metre pool and program pool
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Hoist - to safely lift patrons in and out of the water (please request upon arrival with reception)
  • Accessible change rooms and family change rooms - located adjacent to the toddler pool indoors provides shower and toilet facilities for families and patrons with limited mobility. Duress alarms are fitted in case emergency assistance is required. 
  • Disabled parking spaces located close to main entrance ramp.