The $17 million centre known as The Hobart Aquatic Centre
is a major aquatic sporting facility located upon the Queens Domain
, within less than 1 kilometre of the CBD
, the capital city
.It is a venue which has hosted the Australian Swimming Championships
, the Tasmanian Swimming Championships
, World Short Course Swimming Championships, Fina World Cup, Pan Pacific Games and the Qantas Skins
Other major events held at the venue throughout its first seven years of operation include the Australian Canoe Polo Championships, Australian Diving Championships, Australian Water Polo Under Age and National League events and the World and Australian Underwater Hockey Championships.
The facility is fully indoors, and features a full 50 metre Olympic-size
8 lane competition swimming
pool, a smaller 25 metre warm-up pool and leisure pool as well as a 20x20m Dive Pool. It also features a diving tower
with 10, 7.5 and 5 metre platforms, and 1 and 3 metre springboards.
There is a creche, cafe and gymnasium and a wide variety of sport and recreation activities are offered, ranging from competitive swimming
, Water Polo
, learn to swim programmes, yoga classes, aerobics and circuit and weight training.
The Hobart Aquatic centre is open year round, and provides views of the Derwent River
, Mount Wellington
and the city.