The Adelaide Aquatic Centre
is a complex of indoor heated swimming pools
operated by the Adelaide City Council
and located in the northernmost extent of the Adelaide Parklands
. Opened on 20 December 1969, it is now over 40 years old.
The Adelaide Aquatic Centre features a 50 metre Olympic-sized swimming pool and a smaller adjacent pool used for diving
, water polo
, kayak polo
and aqua aerobics
. These two pools are surrounded on three sides by raised seating for competition spectators. The wet areas also include an octopus-themed 'Octopool' for children's swimming lessons and recreational use, two leisure pools, two water slides
, two spas
, a dry sauna
and a steam room
. At extra cost (unless one becomes a member), the centre offers a crèche
and a health club
equipped with cardio
machines, pin-loaded weight machines
and free weights. There are also shops providing swimming equipment and food, and an outdoor barbecue area.
The centre is located in North Adelaide
, in the square of parkland bordered by Jeffcott Street, Barton Terrace West, Prospect Road and Fitzroy Terrace. There is a car park to the west whose entrance is off Jeffcott Street, but the entrance to the centre itself faces north, towards Fitzroy Terrace.
The Adelaide Aquatic Centre has a complex set of fees and charges. There are... Read More