Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre reaches 1 million visitors

Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre reaches 1 million visitors
June 17, 2010

Recent weeks have seen Sydney's Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre welcome its 1,000,000th visitor.

This is a significant milestone in the three year history of the City of Sydney's newest aquatic and leisure facility.

The $40 million facility designed by architectural icon Harry Seidler includes a 50 metre pool, leisure pool, program pool, fitness centre, steam room and sauna and café and was officially opened by the honorary Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

Since opening in August, the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre has created a million experiences across programs and services that include:

• Swimming lessons and water safety classes;
• Fitness classes and personal training;
• Teenagers and school groups participating in 'Teen Gym' classes to combat childhood obesity;
• 'PrYme Movers' classes enabling seniors to battle arthritis, osteoporosis and create social connections in the community; and
• Affordable family programs.

General Manager Adrian Heffernan explains that "in managing the facility in partnership with the City of Sydney, the YMCA is proud of the high quality of programs and services the centre offers local residents.

"We look forward to contributing to a happier and healthier community with another 1 million visitors in the coming years."

The Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre is located at the corner of Harris and William Henry Streets in the Sydney suburb of Ultimo.

Image shows the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre.

10th May 2010 - SYDNEY TO BOOST INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEISURE FACILITIES

17th March 2010 - WORK BEGINS ON NEW SYDNEY URBAN PARK

4th May 2010 - YMCA PARTNERS IN NEW RIVERWOOD FACILITY

20th January 2010 - CITY OF SYDNEY TENDERS AQUATIC AND LEISURE FACILITIES


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

METRA Australia

METRA Australia is your innovation partner for smart electronic locking, Access Control solutions and cashless payment systems to suit all types of leisure facilities.  Our team’s…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

Otium Planning Group

Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

SUNBATHER

Solar Pool Heating & Swimming Pool Covers since 1974. Sunbather offer an Australian made product which undergoes continual development to enable you to trust in the Sunbather brand. We deliver a…

read more

Aquatics / Venues

 
 

Vticket

Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…

read more

Attractions / Security / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Altitude Training Systems

ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help all athletes gain the competitive edge. Our…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology

 
 

AIS Water

AIS Water, the trading name of Australian Innovative Systems, is a multi-award winning, Australian owned leader in the design, production and supply of commercial and residential chlorine generators…

read more

Aquatics / Safety / Technology

 
 

Envibe

With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business