Southport Olympic Swimming Club boasts some of the best training facilities in Australia, training exclusively out of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Recently renovated for the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, the complex consists of five pools, three gyms, a cafe and a play area. Recognised as the Gold Coast’s premier aquatic venue, the club has access to three heated training pools (50m competition pool, 50m training pool, 25m training pool), a fully equipped gym & outdoor circuit training area. It also enjoys the use of hot & cold plunge pools for recovery treatment. Being based right on the Broadwater also allows access for cross training in the nearby parks & beaches.
The main competition pool is the primary training facility for the club. Squads are granted exclusive access when required and ample lane space is always provided.
The training pool is used by the swimming club for short course training during the regular training week. The bulk head is moved for this purpose usually once a week. This pool can also be accessed for extra lane space during busy times.
The 25m pool is mainly used by the public, however the club has access to lanes in this pool if required. This is a shallow salt water pool that is excellent for rehabilitation purposes.
33m Dive Pool
The dive pool is 33m long and very deep. The southport swimming club rarely use this pool, however it provides another facility for public to use allowing for extra training space in the 50m pools.
The indoor teaching pool is reserved for learn-to-swim. To learn more about our learn-to-swim program please contact the southport pool directly here.
Located under the western grandstand, this gym is for the exclusive use of the Southport Olympic Swimming Club. This facility allows coaches to support the training in the pool with general fitness and strength building, in order to reach peak performance.
Directly adjacent to the club gym, is the dryland training facility. Athletes are able to use this facility as part of their warm-ups for stretching and activation as well as during land based training sessions.
Inground hot and cold spas provide southport swimmers with the ability to improve their performance. Based on well researched hot/cold therapy these spas promote recovery between sessions allowing athletes to swim faster more often.
The meeting room is often utilised by the pool staff and the club. The room is also available for external hire along with two function rooms.