Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

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Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
Gold Coast Aquatic Centre logo.gif
Coordinates: 27°57′49″S 153°24′57″E / 27.963665°S 153.415854°E / -27.963665; 153.415854
Address Marine Parade, Southport, Queensland
Postcode 4215
Opened 1960s
Owner City of Gold Coast
Type Public swimming pool
Former names Southport Pool
Southport Olympic Pool
Status Operating
Website www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/gold-coast-aquatic-centre-23174.html/
Features
The swimming and diving facility for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™.
Facilities
Competition Pool
Diving Pool
Training Pool

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre is public swimming pool complex located in the Southport Broadwater Parklands on the Gold Coast, Queensland.[1] It will be the swimming and diving facility for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.[2]

History[edit]

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre opened in the 1960s as the Southport Pool.[3] The complex was renamed to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in the late 2000s.[1] In 2018, the Gold Coast will host the Commonwealth Games.[4] The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre will be the swimming and diving facility for the event. Approximately $40 million will be spent on redeveloping the complex. The redevelopment will see the construction of an additional 10-lane competition pool, additional change rooms and new meeting rooms.[2] Although the expansion was expected to be completed by 2017,[5] the construction has been brought forward to allow the venue to host the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in 2014.[6] Work began on the redevelopment in March 2013.[7]

Facilities[edit]

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre currently has a number of facilities.[8] These include:

  • Competition pool - 10-lane, 51.5-metre (169 ft) pool
  • Diving pool - 25 metres (82 ft) long with a depth of between 3 and 5 metres (9.8 and 16.4 ft)
  • Diving platforms - platforms located at various heights including 3, 5, 7.5 and 10 metres (9.8, 16.4, 24.6 and 32.8 ft) off the ground
  • Training pool - 8-lane, 25-metre (82 ft) pool

Programs[edit]

A number of programs and classes are based at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.[9][10] These include:

  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Birthday Parties
  • Deep Water Running
  • Diving
  • Learn To Swim
  • Massage
  • Physiotherapy
  • Synchronzied Swimming
  • Underwater Hockey

Additionally, Competitive, Masters, and Triathlon Squads are based at the complex.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gold Coast Aquatic Centre". Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Lacey, Michelle (5 November 2011). "Games bid a 'nail-biter', says Premier". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Broadwater Parklands presentation booklet". Gold Coast Parks. 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Ardern, Lucy (13 November 2011). "Coast wins 2018 Commonwealth Games". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Chambers, Geoff (19 November 2011). "Tweed region to share in Commonwealth Games windfall". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Willoughby, Shannon (10 November 2012). "Coast to host Pan Pacs swimming in 2014". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Ardern, Lucy (6 March 2013). "Call to start Carrara sports precinct plans". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Facilities". Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Programs and Classes". Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Learn To Swim". Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "Squads". Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 

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