The pools, spas and saunas are now available for use and all programs are up and running, including term four of Swim School.
“The Centre is much-loved by the people of Adelaide and it’s exciting to see this first stage of its transformation into a regional leisure and community centre completed. We’re aiming for it to continue to be a fantastic facility for all ages to enjoy,” Acting Lord Mayor David Plumridge said.
The Acting Lord Mayor and Councillor Clearihan were at the Centre this morning to welcome those who came in for a first look.
“The roof’s unique and contemporary design and bright panels lets the sunshine in, creating a light and airy environment that has given the Centre a real boost,” Councillor Clearihan said.
The pools, spas and saunas were closed in late March to allow for the roof upgrade. During that time work was also completed on other parts of the Centre.
“The steam room has been refitted and new bi-fold windows have been installed in the spa area so people can look out onto the gardens. The members’ change rooms have also been renovated,” said Andrew MacDonald, Manager of Adelaide City Council’s Active City Program.
The pools have not been changed but there has been some maintenance work on the joints and tiles.
There are more Swim School places available and a more streamlined enrolment process has been introduced.
“As the elite athletes are now using the State Aquatic Centre at Marion for training, there is more room available in our pools for Swim School as well as more lanes for lap swimming,” Andrew said.
“There is new fitness centre equipment and increased hours as well as more fitness classes. The fresh swim shop fit-out houses the latest range of Speedo swimwear and staff have stylish new uniforms,” Andrew said.
New to the Centre is a school holiday fun program starting in January next year. Crèche opening hours have also been extended.
An activity-filled summer fun day is planned for Sunday 20th November to celebrate the reopening. Details will be announced soon.
For more information about the Adelaide Aquatic Centre please go to www.adelaideaquaticcentre.com.au