Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
The Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (SOPAC) is a swimming venue located in the Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Built in 1994, the SOPAC was a major venue for the 2000 Summer Olympics as it hosted the swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, the medal events for water polo, and the swimming portion of the modern pentathlon competitions. The SOPAC has since been a host venue for numerous schools and swimming associations around New South Wales. Currently, it has most notably been the venue for the annual CAS Swimming Championships. The SOPAC also includes a swim shop at the entry of the arena, a play area, a health club and operates swimming classes for all ages.
Aerial view of the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
|Full name||Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (current name)|
|Former name||Sydney International Aquatic Centre (previous name)|
|Home club(s)||SOPAC Swimming Club|
|Length||50 metres (160 ft)|
The arena currently holds 10,000 people. Capacity was boosted to 17,000 during the 2000 Summer Olympics.
In October 2013, a large blaze ripped through the centre's carpark, destroying more than 40 cars, one motorcycle and forcing 1,500 people to evacuate.
- 2000 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 386.
- "Season Schedule – cas-web". Retrieved 26 June 2019.
- "Swim Shop - Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre". www.aquaticcentre.com.au. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
- "Swim School - Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre". www.aquaticcentre.com.au. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
- "Health Club - Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre". www.aquaticcentre.com.au. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
- Blaze rips through Sydney carpark. 3 News NZ. 14 October 2013.