Places We Swim Sydney
From lap pools to ocean pools, harbour pools to waterfalls, Sydney is arguably the best major city in Australia for swimming, if not the world!
Places We Swim Sydney covers the very best of the city's famous and hidden swimming spots.
After the success of their first book, Places We Swim, authors Caroline Clements and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon have followed up with a deep dive into Sydney in this ultimate city guide to the aqueous outdoors. Places We Swim Sydney is divided into six city regions, encompassing walks and swims within two hours of the CBD – from Manly in the north, to Maroubra in the east, Royal National Park in the south, and out to the Blue Mountains in the west. You'll discover just what makes each swimming spot unique, learn the best time to go, gain some useful local knowledge and find out the most delicious things to eat nearby.
With destinations ranging from neighbourhood city pools to gorges that feel like the outback, Places We Swim Sydney is a celebration of not just these magnificent swimming locations, but of the diverse landscapes and water-loving communities that make up Sydney.
About the Author
Caroline Clements is a writer and editor from Melbourne. She was the founding editor of Australian digital publication Broadsheet and has worked on their book projects, Melbourne and Sydney editions of The Broadsheet Cookbook and the produce guide What to Eat and Where to Get it. She is also the Australian editor at global travel and lifestyle website A Hotel Life. In 2017, Caroline launched Places We Swim with Dillon Seitchik-Reardon, a project that explores Australian identity through the places we swim. They spent a year travelling Australia to research the associated book, and now live and work in Sydney. Places We Swim Sydney is their 2020 follow-up, with even more swimming locations and contributions from local guides.
Dillon Seitchik-Reardon is an environmental scientist, author, photographer and video producer originally from New Mexico, USA. In one way or another, his work is always about helping people return to nature. Dillon has worked extensively with the Little Veggie Patch Co. to encourage city dwellers to grow food, and has co-authored two books on the topic: DIY Garden Projects (2016) and Grow. Food. Anywhere (2017). He has now launched Places We Swim with Caroline Clements, and together they are exploring Australian identity through the places we swim. The associated book Places We Swim was released in 2018, with the follow-up Places We Swim Sydney released in 2020.
Published October 2020
240mm x 210mm