Now Open: Fleurieu Aquatic Centre
THE FLEURIEU AQUATIC CENTRE IS OPEN!
For over 30 years there have been discussions about an aquatic centre on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. In July 2015,Kennett Pty. Ltd. was appointed by the Alexandrina Council and the City of Victor Harbor to build the Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre. Well, the long awaited Aquatic Centre officially opened its doors to the public on 25 March 2017.
The finishing touches of bitumising the road and constructing the 200-space carpark are in train and the AC is expected to behanded over to the YMCA early this month (March). This will give the YMCA time to settle inbefore they open the doors to the public.
This exciting environmentally sustainable indoor aquatic centre will provide not only the local community but visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula a fabulous, modern sport and recreation facility consisting of:
- 8 lane, 25 metre lap swimming pool
- Multi-use rehabilitation, leisure & children’s pool
- Outdoor ‘splash and play’ park
- Fitness centre facility
- Crèche facility
- Commercial kiosk; incorporating feature deck
with views to wetland and open space surrounds
- Office accommodation
- Dedicated change rooms and toilet facilities
- First aid and lifeguard rooms
- Dedicated car parking, bus parking, pedestrian
- Linkages and traffic management
The Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre is located at the corner of Waterport and Ocean roads, Hayborough (access through Ocean road) and the land was generously gifted to the council from the owners of the site. The project has been a joint venture between Alexandrina and City of Victor Harbor with $7.5 million in support from the Australian Government.
The Fleurieu Aquatic centre, caters for every age, shape and size and is fully set up with disability access in both the wet and dry areas, including ramps into the pools.
The centre offers swimming lessons to all ages too and is Auswim recognised so you can be confident that you or your child are getting the best aquatic education by the nationally accredited swimming instructors. Also, if you’re a swimming student, you automatically become a member of the Fleurieu Aquatic Centre and will have unlimited access to the pool outside of your swimming lesson time!
The cost of a full access membership which includes gym, pool and all group & aqua fitness is $17.90 paid weekly by direct debit. There are also discounts for families, concession card holders and pensioners, but for more information on memberships, or to organise one, you can do so HERE.
Swimming lesson groups
- Babies & Toddlers (6 months – 3 years)
- Preschool Program (3 years – school age)
- School Aged (5+ years)
- Adult Swimming Program
The Fleurieu Aquatic Centre offers a series of cardio, strength/resistance and free weight equipment as well as circuit and aquatic group fitness classes.Also, included in the Full Access Membership is an initial health consultation with a personal trainer and an individually tailored health and fitness program. If you would rather just do your own thing, that is ok too! If you would like to find out more about the group fitness classes or the gymnasium, you can find out more HERE.
Don’t be fooled into thinking the Aquatic Centre is just for the young and super fit! The Fleurieu Aquatic Centre has designed a membership called ‘Active Adults’ and is specifically tailored to improving the fitness, strength and balance of the over 60’s.
“In addition to staying healthy and feeling great, our Active Adult members love the social connections of fitness classes. The group environment keeps you motivated while having fun and making friends.”- FAC spokesperson.
Each ‘Active Adults’ membership also receives at no extra cost, the benefits of consultation services by the qualified fitness instructor. These include:
- Initial health assessment (required prior to Strength for Life classes)
- Creation of a personalised workout plan with safe and effective exercises
- Ad-hoc exercise demonstration, technique cues and general guidance
- Ongoing reviews and ‘check-ins’ to keep you inspired and on track
There is extensive information on the ‘Active Adults’ membership (too much for me to mention here) so if you are interested in taking a look for yourself, you can find out more HERE.
Whether you’re a local, a weekend visitor or you’re lucky enough to be holidaying in the area, there will be no more trying to figure out just how you’re going to keep the kids (and big kids) entertained. With the many different ‘kid friendly’ activities at the Aquatic Centre, indoors and out, this is a healthy way for them to burn off some energy and have some spectacular fun while they are doing it!
If you would like to check out this fantastic new facility and you’re looking for somewhere close by to stay, we have you covered! Most of our Pet Friendly Holiday HOMES are within 10 kilometres of the Aquatic Centre (have a look at 1 Gregory St Pt Elliot – its just a few kms down Waterport Rd), so after a long day of swimming and playing, it is only a short drive back to ‘relaxation’.
Click HERE for admission/visit pass options.
Click HERE for Memberships.
Check out this construction VIDEO of the final stages of completion! – Jan 2017
Questions? Please contact:
Fleurieu Aquatic Centre
Corner Ocean Road and Waterport Road, Hayborough, SA 5211
Ph: 0407 185 194
Email: [email protected]