Launceston Aquatic opens

19/05/2018 Posted by admin

THE $26.3 million Launceston Aquatic facility at Windmill Hill will officially open to the public on Monday at 6am.The swimming centre features an indoor, eight-lane 50m heated pool, an indoor toddler pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a cafe, a creche, a wellness centre and a spa, along with an outdoor 25m pool with diving boards and a 65m waterslide.An official gala opening ceremony will take place tonight, before some lucky Launceston residents become the first to test the water over the weekend.Launceston residents were offered the opportunity to enter a ballot to be among the first to try out the new pool, and several hundred are expected to enjoy a dip during four special swimming sessions arranged by the Launceston City Council over the weekend.Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said the opening of the facility, which came in on time and on budget, was exciting.”I’m honoured to be a part of the opening of the best aquatic centre in Australia, Launceston Aquatic,” Ald. van Zetten said.”I’m sure everyone who visits this state-of-the-art centre will be impressed by the facilities and the scope of activities that can take place here.”Launceston Aquatic will provide fantastic recreational opportunities for people of all ages.”The centre opens to the public at 6am on Monday and I encourage everyone to come up with their bathers as soon as they can to experience this top facility for themselves.”Due to the approach of winter, the outdoor pool area – which includes the 25m lap pool, diving boards and the waterslide, will only remain open for one week from Monday.The outdoor area will usually only operate between November and March.A visit to Launceston Aquatic will cost adults $5.50, children and concession card holders $4, families $16.50, and non- swimming spectators $2.However, a number of programs and packages are available and can be viewed on the Launceston City Council’s website at www.launceston.tas.gov.au.Launceston Aquatic will be open from 6am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.It will be closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.
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