Construction is well under way now for the Sunshine Coast Aquatic Exercise Facility next to USC’s Olympic-standard pool on campus at Sippy Downs, with concrete pouring this week.
The aquatic exercise facility would enable innovative training and recovery for all athletes, along with new research to guide rehabilitation and exercise programs for the broader community. The new indoor facility will complement the University’s 50m outdoor pool. It will include: a six-lane, 25m, graduated depth, heated pool; a state-of-the-art “endless flow” recovery immersion pool; and ancillary facilities.
“This will be a fantastic addition to our campus, with benefits for high-performance sport, sport science and medicine in teaching and research, as well as the health and well-being of both the USC and wider communities,” Professor Burkett said.
“We hope the whole region embraces this innovative aquatic exercise service, which will integrate new facilities, coaching staff, training opportunities, and university-led research and encourage a new modality of exercising in water – a perfect fit for our climate.
“The contrasting water temperature environment will allow high-performance athletes and any community members to stimulate their recovery from injury, sport or impairment. This will also provide an incredible resource for student learning and research work.”
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