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Meet the locals: Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre

BY JADE MORELLINI The Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre celebrated its 10th birthday on Sunday 27 August, with a day of fun for regulars and visitors to enjoy. Marking the milestone, the Aquatic Centre had free entry all day, attracting around 2000 people. A range of free activities were also available, from a giant pool inflatable […]


Named after the torpedo himself, the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre houses heated indoor pools and is topped with a distinctive roof shaped like waves. The ITAC has a gym with cardio and weights and offers an array of programs for all fitness levels. Marinate in the spa and sauna after a few laps and grab […]

City of Sydney embracing low carbon energy, but is it worth it?

BY RYAN QUINN City of Sydney Council voted on Monday night to use low carbon energy at two council pools. It is planned that Ian Thorpe and Cooks and Phillips aquatic centres will have trigeneration plants installed to help cut their electricity costs and carbon emissions. Trigeneration plants are installed into a building and use […]

Swimming for special needs

Matilda Thompson, 12, loves to swim, particularly at her favourite beach, Clovelly. “I like to make some waves,” she says. Her favourite style is breaststroke. Matilda, who has Down syndrome, has taken swimming lessons at the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre for two years. The centre runs a special program called Swimability on Saturdays, catering for […]