Swim season is nearly upon us (finally) and the Andrew (Boy) Charlton pool is starting it off with free entry, free brekkie and free harpists. That last one threw us for a loop, too.
The pool will officially reopen for the 2018/19 season on Saturday, September 1 and it's giving free entry to the first 50 people through the door — though you'll have to wake up mighty early as the pool opens from 6am that day. If you're late, it's the standard $6.60 entry fee. And, in true 'early bird catches the worm' fashion, the first three people on line will nab a 12-month 360 active membership, which gets you access to ABC, Prince Alfred and Victoria Park pools.
Now, back to the harpist. Singer and orchestral harp player Jake Meadow will perform poolside throughout the morning, while attendees are invited to swim, eat a barbecue breakfast and participate in yoga classes on the deck. And, of course, the ABC pool's proximity to the Botanical Gardens and views across the harbour make it an appealing spot as it is. The event caps off at 10am, though, so late-sleepers should be wary of hitting the snooze button.