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SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre

SAALC street view 

The SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre is located at Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park.

This $100 million project received funding contributions from Federal, State and Local Government.

The Centre hosts national and international aquatic events, and has brought elite aquatic sport back to the state of South Australia. The Centre meets the international requirements of  FINA, the Fédération Internationale de Natation, the world governing body for the Aquatic Disciplines of Swimming, Diving and Water Polo.

Having successfully hosted the 2012 Australian Swimming Championships, the Centre has been selected to host the 2016 Australian Swimming Championships.

The facility boasts:

  • a 50-metre competition swimming pool
  • a 55-metre diving and water polo pool 
  • 1000 square metres of leisure and recreational water
  • a six lane 25 metre community program pool with disabled access 
  • a dedicated learn to swim pool, 
  • play equipment
  • toddler pool
  • two spectacular outdoor water slides
  • spectator seating capacity 4500

It caters for high performance training and competition by hosting:

  • a recovery area
  • hot and cold spas
  • stretching area
  • strength and conditioning area
  • a dedicated dry land training area for divers and aerial sports programs

The Centre is home to the Aquatic Sporting Hub with State Aquatic Sport Offices for Swimming, Diving and Water Polo, and South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) aquatic program offices.

The facility is managed by the YMCA, Aquatic and Events Services Ltd.