• Former Olympic and Commonwealth Champion Libby Trickett OAM and Griffith University Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor at the opening of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Photo credit: Griffith UniversityFormer Olympic and Commonwealth Champion Libby Trickett OAM and Griffith University Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor at the opening of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Photo credit: Griffith University

Griffith University Aquatic Centre opens ahead of the Commonwealth Games

The new Aquatic Centre at Griffith University was officially opened recently, a year ahead of the Commonwealth Games which will be hosted in Gold Coast during 2018.

The Olympic-sized pool will be in use during the Games as a training and warm-up facility, but will otherwise be open for use by University students.

The solar-heated Olympic-sized pool, with FINA-approved starting blocks and electronic timing, features a bulkhead in the middle, enabling it to be split in two for multi-purpose activity at either end without disruption.

Griffith University Vice Chancellor and President Professor Ian O’Connor said the AU$16 million centre was the perfect venue for competition, training and recreation: “This magnificent facility complements our ever-expanding Gold Coast campus and is a welcome addition to the first-class sporting amenities already available on campus.”

Griffith University is an official Games partner and the first university in history to partner with the Commonwealth Games.  Find out more about the partnership in this article.

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