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September 1, 2020 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

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! And 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.

While writing their first book Places We Swim, Caroline Clements and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon had a goal – to discover Australia’s best places to swim. But in many ways it was an informal search for their next place to live. Sydney is an active, energetic, optimistic and water-loving city. It is now their home and the subject of their second book, Places We Swim Sydney. Caroline is a writer and content producer and was the founding editor of Broadsheet. She has produced cookbooks and produce guides in Melbourne and Sydney. Dillon is an environmental scientist and photographer and has co-written gardening books for the Little Veggie Patch Co. Together they have written and photographed all entries in the book with contributions from Benjamin Law, Aquabumps, Giovanni Pilu, Remy Gerega, Hetty McKinnon, Jane de Graaff, Helena Dolby, Luisa Brimble and Nikki To.

Key Information

• Given Sydney is renowned for its beach culture, a book dedicated to Sydney’s best swimming spots seemed the natural follow-on title (and the authors moved from Melbourne to Sydney). The Australia-wide book only includes a handful of places to swim in Sydney, so this new book features mostly fresh content.

• Organised into chapters for different parts of Sydney, the authors’ curated selection includes both swimming spots and walking tours (with places to stop and swim along the way). There’s also stunning photography and maps.

• Also includes interviews with Sydneysiders such as Benjamin Law, and a foreword written by Indigenous activist Marlee Silva.

• When Places We Swim was published in 2018, it was ‘the’ summer book you had to have and the perfect Christmas present. We had sold out of stock well before Christmas and we expect to have a similar response to this title.

• We will all be travelling at home this summer and swimming in Sydney sounds like the perfect pastime!

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