A freelance writer and bargain hunter with wanderlust, recently moved to Perth from Brisbane.
Published April 24th 2016
Where In Perth Can I Swim in Winter?
During my travels in Japan during winter, a visit to the onsen was a welcome respite from the freezing temperature. Onsens are public baths with water sourced from hot springs. Although we don't have such facilities in Perth, a heated pool or public spa bath can equally do the trick during the upcoming winter chilly days or on gloomy rainy days.
If you are not lucky enough to have your own private heated pool or spa, don't worry – there are plenty of public heated swimming pools you can visit in Perth. Keep yourself fit and warm in winter and visit these swimming pools below which provide a great alternative to the ocean.
Address: Progress Way, Belmont Opening hours: Weekdays from 5.30am to 9pm; weekends from 7am to 5pm.
The Belmont Oasis Aquatics area offers two indoor heated swimming pools, a spa and sauna. The spa is heated to a temperature of 37 degrees Celsius with water jets and air blowers, providing a great way to unwind your sore and tired muscles after a hard day at work or gym workout. The sauna is heated to approximately 85 degrees Celsius. Entrance to the pool costs $5.40 per adult or $4 for concession card holders and children under 15 years. The spa and sauna (which includes entrance to the pool) costs $8.70 per adult or $6.20 for concession card holders and children. Alternatively, you can purchase a 10 visit pass as well. For more information, please contact 08 9277 1622 or visit www.belmontoasis.com.au
2) Bayswater Waves
Address: Cnr Broun Avenue & Priestley Street Embleton Opening Hours: Indoor pool 5.30am to 8.30pm on weekdays; 7.30am to 7pm on weekends and public holidays. Bayswater Waves has WA's only wave pool, six heated swimming pools, a twisting water slide, giant inflatables, swim-in movie nights and a whirlpool. The swimming pools are heated to competition standard. They also have a lazy river, spa and sauna available. The spa is set at 36 degrees Celsius and the steam room at 45 degrees Celsius. Childcare is also available at the crèche at around $3.60 an hour. Entrance to the pool costs $6.20 per adult or $4.60 per child or $4.40 during the off peak swim time from Monday to Friday between 11.30am to 1.30pm. Entrance to the hydrotherapy, spa and sauna costs $10.80 for adults or $9 for students and concession card holders. Multi-pass entries are also available for purchase.
For more information, please contact them on 08 9276 6538, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bayswater.wa.gov.au
Opening Hours: Weekdays from 5.30am to 9pm; weekends from 6.30am to 7pm; public holidays from 12noon to 7pm.
Beatty Park Leisure Centre has 3 outdoor heated swimming pools and 2 indoor heated swimming pools as well as an indoor slide pool. A spa, sauna and steam room is available as well to relax and soothe those muscles.
Casual entry prices to the pool are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 15. Entrance to the spa, sauna and steam room costs $11.50 for adults (inclusive of pool entry) and $10.50 for children under 15.
Opening Hours: 5.30am to 8.30pm from Monday to Thursday,
5.30am to 8pm on Friday, 8am to 6pm on weekends.
Their outdoor 50m pool is heated to 26 degrees and their indoor pool is heated to 29 degrees. There is a hydrotherapy pool at 32 to 34 degrees and a spa at 36 degrees.
They also hold aqua classes around 45 minutes in duration at a cost of $13.50 per visit including aqua fit, aqua Zumba, deep water aqua and gymstick aqua. Pool admission costs $6 for adults and $4.50 for concession card holders and children under 15. Pools, spa and steam room admission is $10.20 for adults.
Opening Hours: Winter – 6am to 10pm on weekdays; 7am to 5pm on Saturday; 8am to 5pm on Sunday. The water spray ground is closed during winter.
Their 50 metre 8 lane indoor pool is heated to 27 degrees. Entry prices are $6.20 for adults or $5.60 for concession card holders. A visit to the health lounge for spa, sauna and steam costs $10 for adults and $9 for concession card holders.
Opening Hours: Winter – 5.30am to 7.30pm on weekdays; 7am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.
The pools here are naturally heated through a geothermal heating system. It heats up the pool in an environmentally friendly way up to 28 degrees in Winter. There are also aqua aerobic classes held at $11.40 per session.
For more information, please contact them on 08 9285 4343 or visit www.claremont.wa.gov.au
7) Fremantle Leisure Centre
Address: Shuffrey Street, Fremantle
Opening Hours: Winter – 5.30am to 7.30pm weekdays; 7am to 5pm weekends.
The Fremantle Leisure Centre has four heated swimming pools. Casual visit costs $5.80 for adults or $4.80 for concession card holders.
Opening Hours: 6am to 8.30pm on weekdays; 7.30am to 7pm on weekends; 8am to 6pm on public holidays.
Leisurepark Balga has three swimming pools and an interactive playground which are all heated. They also have a learn to swim program available. Entry costs $5.90 for adults of $4.20 for children under 15.
Due to the number of pools in Perth, I've only covered a select few. If you have suggestions on a great local pool in your neighbourhood appreciate if you can suggest it in the comments section with the address and opening hours.