Waterfront: River Swim

As you cruise through the Yarra’s historical swim sites, local river lovers share their passion for remembering and returning river swimming in Melbourne. This boat tour with Michael O’Neill (Yarra Pools), Monique Woodward (WOWOWA), Felicity Strong (Lovell Chen) and international guest Marjetica Potrč (King’s Cross Pond Club designer) will explore the reasons why people stopped swimming in the Yarra and what it might take to for us to dive back in. The tour will take in Enterprize Park, the proposed site of a new riverside Yarra Pool. 


Marjetica Potrč
Artist, Of Soil and Water: King’s Cross Pond Club;
a project by in collaboration with Ooze (Eva Pfannes & Sylvain Hartenberg)

Michael O’Neill
Yarra Pools

Monique Woodward 

Felicity Strong
Lovell Chen

Waterfront is presented by Open House Melbourne as part of Melbourne Design Week—an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. 

Image: courtesy of WOWOWA and Yarra Pools

Important Details


Meet at Federation Wharf: 15-19 Princes Walk Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia

Time & Date

Access Requirements: Passengers must be able to manage stairs to board and disembark the vessel on their own or be assisted by their carers only as boat staff are not permitted to assist (by carrying any passengers for boarding).

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