GRANT MCBRIDE (THE ENTRANCE) OCEAN BATHS
88 Ocean Parade, The Entrance, NSW 2261
50m Outdoor Ocean Pool
In 2018 The historic ocean baths at The Entrance were officially renamed ‘The Grant McBride Baths’ in memory of Grant McBride, State Member for The Entrance from 1992-2011. A Council resolution was made in recognition of the efforts Mr McBride took to protect the Baths for the Central Coast community. The Baths were constructed in stages between 1938 and 1965 and in 2002, Mr McBride campaigned with local residents to save the coastal icon from potential closure.
The Baths consist of two small wading pools and one 50m lap pool. All Elite Salt Academy sessions are held in the 50m lap pool. All pools are seawater that is pumped straight from the beautiful ocean. The excellent team of pool lifeguards also look after the maintenance of the area and thoroughly clean the pools throughout the day. Every Tuesday the pools are completely emptied for a thorough clean and refill. There is a large seating area, amenities and fresh drinking water on-site.
All session are 60 minutes long. There is a maximum of 5 - 15 people per group squad session. Sessions run throughout the winter period. Wetsuits are common. If you wish to wear a wetsuit, you are most welcome to!
Current water temperature on August 1: 18 degrees.
Adult Squads - SWIM FIT & SURF FIT. Suitable for triathletes, ocean swimmers, swim fitness. A typical Adult Intermediate Squad session is 60 minutes and will cover around 500m - 1klm, give or take. A typical Adult Advanced Squad will cover up to 2km per session.
Learn to Swim Ages 5+ - Our structured Learn to Swim programs are focused water confidence, survival skills and development of strokes. Small group classes. Outdoor saltwater pool. Lots of fun and games for those little kidlets needing a little more fun to entice them into the water. :)
Young Adult - Adult Stroke Correction - Suitable for all levels. Basic stroke correction for those wanting to improve on their general technique to more advance racing and ocean skills.
Young Adult - Adult Beginners - Teen and adult beginner swim sessions for those wanting to improve their swimming ability, learn to tread water or start to do freestyle.
Young Adult - Adult All Female Classes - Female coach, female students. If you are interested in an all female class please enquire via email.
Elite Athlete / Cross Training and Surf /Ocean Classes. Please enquire via email or phone.
Corporate Group Swimming Sessions are available. Fun, fitness, team bonding and life saving skills. Enquire via email or phone.
Surf Apnea - Breath-hold/ apnea, surf survival, co2 tolerance training including dry-land and water based breath work. Enquire via email or phone.
Swim phobia, water therapy, PTSD and recovery. Yep, we look after that too. Just give us a call. :)
All sessions are first in best dressed. Pre booking and pre-payment to reserve your spot, or you can just jump in if you're keen and there is room in a suitable session for you. All payments must be made prior to swimming. No pay, no swim. A proper assessment of your swimming abilities is required prior to enrolment. This helps determine which class is best for you. Assessments take 5 minutes and are free of charge.