Changes to services and facilities
We have changed our services in line with the current public health orders. Changes include temporary closures of face-to-face services including our customer service centres and libraries, please check the changes to services and facilities page for more information. We are still here to help you, check out our range of online services or call us on 1300 434 434.

In line with Government health advice and to maintain public health, Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Pool is open with restrictions. Please wear a mask. Click here to find out more.

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 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 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. 

Due to NSW State Government restrictions on maximum patron numbers allowed within a 2sqm area/room, the spa pool, steam and sauna room is open with the following restrictions.

  • Spa Pool, Sauna and Steam room will be limited to a maximum of 21 patrons total within these areas. 

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 & 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.