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The Chandler Aquatic Centre at the Sleeman Sports Complex is a world class indoor aquatic sports venue. Since opening in 1981 it has hosted a wide variety of events of both National and International significance including the Commonwealth Games (1982), Olympic Selection Trials, Australian Open Championships, Australian Masters Championships, Pan Pacific Championships (1987), the Second FINA World Masters Championships (1988), the Third Australian Masters Games (1991), The World Masters Games (1994) and the Goodwill Games (2001).
In addition to the ten lane wide main 50 m pool the Aquatic Centre has a 50 m warm up pool (outdoors), a 25 m pool (the Community Pool), and a diving pool. The Pace gym facility (membership required) is located in the near by Anna Meares Velodrome. The main 50 m pool has a movable bulkhead allowing it to be configured as either a 50 m or 25 m competition pool.
The club usually trains in the main 50 m pool, the outdoor pool is used on occasions when the main pool is unavailable. The club has conducted its Annual Swim Meet at the Aquatic Centre on numerous occasions and in November 1981 had the honour of conducting one of the first Swim Meets to use what was then a newly constructed facility.
The Brisbane Aquatic Centre is located at the intersection of Old Cleveland and Tilley roads at Chandler, see the Sleeman map. Enter via Tilley road roundabout and proceed to car park two, GPS coordinates of car park entrance: 27º30'50.6"S 153º08'43.1"E (WGS84). From the car park follow signs to the aquatic centre.
Photographs courtesy of Queensland Major Sports Facilities AuthorityHome