Wylie's Baths Coogee

Wiley’s Baths Coogee

Wiley’s Baths Coogee is a tidal pool near Coogee Beach, in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia,[1] noted for holding the first Australian Swimming Championships[2] and for being one of the first swimming baths for mixed gender swimming in Australia.Wylie’s Baths was built in 1907 by Henry Wylie, who was the father of Mina Wylie who, along with Fanny Durack, were Australia’s first female Olympic swimming representatives, and Australia’s first woman gold and silver medallists respectively.From 1959 to 1978, the baths were called Sunset Pool.

Wylie’s Baths is run by a management committee established in 1978 comprising representatives from South Maroubra Dolphins Winter Swimming Club, Randwick & Coogee Amateur Swimming Club,[6] the Coogee-Randwick RSL Diggers Swimming Club and the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club.A 1994 refurbishment of the Wylie’s Baths, designed by architects Allen Jack+Cottier, won the 1995 RAIA NSW Greenway Award for Restoration.The baths are classified by the National Trust of Australia and on the NSW State Heritage Register of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment since 2003.