A look at the Royal Swimming Pool’s opening date and its schedule, with the news it will be open to the public for the first time in decades.
1:26 PM: Australia’s Royal Swimmer Pool has been open for just over a decade, but the pool has been under wraps since last year.
In a bid to celebrate the opening of the pool, the royal swimming club is offering its public free entry from 6:30am to 6:45pm on Saturday, May 6.
The opening ceremony will be held at 8:15am, with royal guests including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Premier Daniel Andrews and former PM John Howard.
The pool will open to public free at 8am, but it will also offer VIP admission for $25 per person.
The official opening ceremony for the pool will be at 9am, and it will open at 10am for VIP and private access.
The royal swimming group has said VIP admission will cost $250, while the private access will cost an extra $200.
The event will be broadcast live on ABC Local Radio.
The swimming pool is expected to host events such as the Queen’s Birthday celebrations, the Australian Capital Territory’s first major sporting event, and the opening day of the G20 Summit in Australia.
The Australian National Exhibition will also be in town.
It is expected the pool’s first annual VIP admission event will run from 4:30pm to 5:30.
The Royal Swimmers’ Club said it was a “welcome event” for all visitors.
“We are excited to celebrate Australia’s first ever royal opening,” the club said in a statement.
“It’s a huge milestone for the club and the country.”
The pool’s official opening will take place at 9:00am.
VIP admission tickets are available at the club’s website.
The club said it is working to make the pool more welcoming to the general public and visitors, including providing more space and a “more friendly and welcoming atmosphere”.
The royal pool is one of only three royal pools in Australia to be open for the public since it was established in 1932.
It opened in 2014, following a two-year “open season” of public events.
The pool is the only one of the three royal swimming facilities in the world, with a capacity of about 30,000.
It was previously known as the Pool at the Rocks, and was built by the Royal Geographical Society of Australia.
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