Sunday, 11 December 2016
Ok - I'm not in Brisbane anymore but it's time to get it part two of my swim-every-day Brisbane challenge posted before I post about where I am now..
This was my favourite pre-swim jog - down from Spring Hill and through the guts of the city then across beautiful City Park to the ultra cool campus of QUT. It was empty of uni students and just looked fantastic - beautiful gardens and a mix of old and new buildings. The entrance to the nearly new 50m indoor swimming pool was sort of underground which took me a while to find, in fact I’d probably still be looking for it if I hadn’t run into a security guard who escorted me to the entrance (because he was going that way, not because he found me releasing the animals from the science lab or anything). I remarked upon the amazing campus and he agreed with me - saying he could have been assigned to one of a few uni campusses and he was really glad he got this one.
Spring Hill Baths
I could actually see this pool from my hotel room balcony but I’d been saving it to the last day. Built in 1886 they were apparently the first inground swimming facilities in Brisbane - until then everyone swam in the river.
This swimming pool reminded me of the swimming pools I’d tried in London, with funny little change cubicles and an upper deck around the pool. It was really cool. Luckily there were only a few other swimmers so there was plenty of space for laps. It was a charming way to end my tour of swimming pools.