New pool making a splash on Gold Coast campus

A new 50-metre swimming pool is open on the Gold Coast campus.
A new 50-metre swimming pool is open on the Gold Coast campus.

Staff and students returning to the Gold Coast campus for the 2017 academic year will note an exciting and welcome addition to life at Griffith.

An Olympic-size swimming pool is the centrepiece of the new Gold Coast Aquatic Centre which is now open and put to use by everyone from serious swimmers to those just looking looking to cool down during a scorching summer.

The new facility, located next to the Student Centre (G33), also provides an ideal setting for social events.

An additional gym space overlooking the pool will also complement the Gold Coast Uni Fitness Health Centre already based on the campus.

“The new Aquatic Centre is a magnificent addition and I would encourage staff and students to come along and make the most of this top quality amenity,” Professor Ned Pankhurst, Head of Gold Coast campus, said.

“Griffith has developed a world-class university campus on the Gold Coast over the past decade, a place where people can work, study, stay fit and healthy and socialise.”

Pool2Membership of the Griffith Aquatic Centre will mean access to a 50m swimming pool, plus two fully-equipped gyms and a new functional training area.

For Griffith students, a casual swim in the new pool costs $4, while it is priced at $4.50 for staff. There are also 10-visit and 25-visit swim passes available.