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Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC)
Swimming Hole Heaven in Melbourne

The Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) hosted the swimming, water polo, diving and synchronised swimming events in the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2007 World Swimming Championships. Go for a swim in the same water that the Thorpedo sliced through and maybe even clock your own times for reference against the world’s greatest under comparable conditions.

There are several pools in the complex including two Olympic sized pools (one indoor and one outdoor), a 25 m pool and a wave pool for kids. A FlowRider to practise your surfing has also recently been added. swimming in competition pool at msac Above: The main pool, which can be extended to 75 metres for endurance lap swimming (Order this image)

Beware of clashes with local sporting events, which can relegate lap swimmers to the diving pool. A timetable of lane availability is on display in the entrance foyer or ring ahead to check. There are special nights for the local lap swimming club, which also hosts 75 m lap swimming nights, when the pool is extended by 25 m to test your endurance.
Other Information Before You Go:
Location: Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, 4 km south of the Melbourne CBD
Latitude:-37.843093 Longitude:144.961981
Getting there: Take Tram 96 from Bourke St (alight at Wright St) or Tram 112 from Collins St. Car parking and bike racks are available.
Facilities: Heated indoor Olympic pool, Olympic diving pool, hydrotherapy pool, leisure pool, wave pool, water slide, heated outdoor Olympic pool, toilets, showers
Entrance fee: Prices similar to other public pools. Reduced rates at off-peak times
Water temperature: Warm
Water clarity: Clear
Under foot: Tiles, concrete
Maximum water depth: Greater than 2 metres
Minimum swimming proficiency required: Beginners
Prohibitions: Normal pool rules apply

Sun shade: Shade in and out of the water
Opening times: Times vary by day, season and section of the pool
Wheelchair access: Fully accessible
Managing authority: State Sport Centres Trust
Nearby attractions: Plum Garland Splash Pad, also in the suburb of Albert Park.
Locality Map:
The marker indicates the approximate location of the MSAC entrance.
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