Water Slide Reopens At Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Water Slide Reopens At Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

New South Wales Minister for Sports Stuart Ayres

Something For Young And Old At Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Victor P Taffa

Sports Minister Stuart Ayres today launched an initiative allowing pensioners and seniors free entry to Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic centre every Tuesday, as a newly refurbished $206,000 water slide re-opened for families at Splashes Indoor Adventure Park.

“I realise the weather outside is getting cooler, but the pool temperature is set to a balmy 26 degrees, so there is something on offer for everyone at Sydney Olympic Park this Winter.” Mr. Ayres said.

Some 15,000 pensioners visit the Aquatic Centre every year and it’s expected many more will be enticed into the water for Stay Active programs such as Aqua Aerobics.

“We are proud to be supporting this initiative. Swimming is the perfect low impact exercise for older Australians and this is about promoting healthier lifestyles to help the mind and body.” Mr. Ayres said.

“Our seniors have worked hard all their lives, it is only fitting that we provide access to facilities to improve their health and well being where we can.”

Thousands of children will be thrilled by the re-opening of a new upgraded 45-metre multi-coloured water slide at the centre, after the previous 20-year old slide was dismantled in May this year.

“The new slide looks incredible, and there is plenty to see and do at Sydney Olympic Park, we invite everyone to come and try it out for themselves.” Mr. Ayres said.