MABC features a range of amenities to suit access requirement by special access patrons..
The Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre has a range of amenities to suit patrons with special needs as well as the elderly and those with rehabilitation requirements. The Centre provides concession rates for special populations and free entry for carers.
The Manly Andrew Boy Aquatic Centre has 3 new pools of which 2 pools are suitable for a range of uses including those associated with rehabilitation and special needs, and are accessible by ramp entry.
25metre Indoor Pool
The 25 metre indoor pool has lane space available at all times not only for lap swimmers but also providing access by special populations. This includes a wheel chair access ramp. A pool access hoist is also available allowing special access patron’s full support for entry into and out of the water
The target temperature for the pool is 27-28 degrees creating a temperature for multipurpose aquatics use.
The Program Pool at Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre is heated to a target temperature of 31-32 degrees. The program pool has lane space available at all times for access by the public and special populations except between 8.00am to 1.00pm Saturday’s during swim school programs. A wheel chair ramp is also available to the program pool.
A pool access hoist is also available allowing special access patron’s full support for entry into and out of the water.
The Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre features a range of amenities to suit access requirement by special populations.
Disabled Change Rooms are provided in both the male and female change room areas. Disabled toilets are also available in change room areas. Large family change rooms are also available with baby change facilities.
Wheel Chair access
Wheel chair ramp access is provided to the 25m pool and the programme pool. When arriving at the Centre an aquatics wheel chair is available for special access patrons who need to swap from a standard wheel chair to an aquatics wheel chair.
For those patrons wishing to attend fitness activities in the Fitness Centre the elevator is available between the 1st floor and 2nd floor.
A full range of fitness equipment is available at the Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre, this includes a range of cardiovascular equipment and pin loaded equipment. For those patrons in a wheel chair, specific cardio equipment allowing the use of arms is also available. A group fitness class area is set up featuring equipment which is perfectly suited for small group training.
Access to the Centre by special population is available at all times. It is however recommended that special access patrons attend the centre where possible out of peak time. The best times for access include 6am-9am and 10.30am to 3pm Monday-Friday. The best times on the weekend are between 1pm and 5pm.
Seniors and rehabilitation programs are provided at the Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre both in the Aquatic and Fitness areas.
Lockers are available for special access patrons external to the public change area. These lockers are on the ground level allowing special access patrons the ability to access lockers from a wheel chair if needed.
Staff are available at all times to assist patrons into and out of the water however it is recommended that patrons who will be attending with a carer or require further assistance by way of the pool hoist call the centre prior to arrival.
For more information please call the Centre direct on 02 9976 1496