197o to 1999 – Australia
Australia’s elite swimmers now trained in freshwater Olympic pools, rather than ocean pools.
1975 – Australia, New South Wales
The Sunstrip Pool (formerly known as Wylies Baths) on Sydney’s Coogee Bay closed following severe wind and water damage and the special lease for the baths site was forfeited.
1978 – Australia, New South Wales
Wylies Baths on Sydney’s Coogee Bay reopened following essential repairs by Randwick City Council but was still in need of major refurbishment.
1988 – Australia, New South Wales
A group of volunteers, formed as the pool maintenance group of the Black Head Advancement Committee and better known as Dad’s Army began cleaning and maintaining the ocean pool at Black Head on the North Coast.
1991 – Australia, New South Wales
The MacMasters Beach pool on the NSW Central Coast had begun to leak so badly, that local residents began writing to council and agitating to have the deterioration of their pool addressed.
1995 – Australia, New South Wales
As a result of decades of vigorous campaigning, Wylies Baths re-opened after major renovations.
1997 – Australia, New South Wales
After development of deep ocean outfalls for Sydney’s sewage system improved the water quality of Sydney’s Long Bay. local residents and schools to campaigned to have the Malabar ocean pool reopened. The pool was renovated and opened for use in 1997 by the Mayor of Randwick and Bob Carr, who was both the local MP in the New South Wales parliament and the Premier of New South Wales.
1998 – Australia, New South Wales
Local residents concerned that the proposed development of a $10 million stormwater tunnel to drain water from the Sydney-to-Wollongong railway might damage both the Scarborough-Wombarra beach and the ocean pool at the beach’s northern end maintained a vigil on the Illawarra’s Wombarra Beach.
Bondi Icebergs pool serves as the venue for the launch of a national water safety plan.