Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

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Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
SIAC, SOPAC
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.jpg
Aerial view of the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
Building information
Full nameSydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (current name)
Former nameSydney International Aquatic Centre (previous name)
CitySydney, Australia
Coordinates33°51′1″S 151°4′7″E / 33.85028°S 151.06861°E / -33.85028; 151.06861Coordinates: 33°51′1″S 151°4′7″E / 33.85028°S 151.06861°E / -33.85028; 151.06861
Capacity10,000
BuiltApril 1992
OpenedAugust 1994
Architect(s)COX Architecture
Home club(s)SOPAC Swimming Club
Pool
Length50 metres (160 ft)
Lanes10 lanes

The Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (SOPAC) is a swimming venue located in the Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Built in 1994, the SOPAC was a major venue for the 2000 Summer Olympics as it hosted the swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, the medal events for water polo, and the swimming portion of the modern pentathlon competitions.[1] The SOPAC has since been a host venue for numerous schools and swimming associations around New South Wales. Currently, it is has most notably been the venue for the annual CAS Swimming Championships.[2] The SOPAC also includes a swim shop at the entry of the arena[3], a play area, a health club and operates swimming classes for all ages.[4][5]

The arena currently holds 10,000 people. Capacity was boosted to 17,000 during the 2000 Summer Olympics.

2013 fire[edit]

In October 2013, a large blaze ripped through the centre's carpark, destroying more than 40 cars, one motorcycle and forcing 1,500 people to evacuate.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2000 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 386.
  2. ^ "Season Schedule – cas-web". Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Swim Shop - Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre". www.aquaticcentre.com.au. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Swim School - Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre". www.aquaticcentre.com.au. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Health Club - Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre". www.aquaticcentre.com.au. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  6. ^ Blaze rips through Sydney carpark. 3 News NZ. 14 October 2013.

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