Recovery pool shaping up for elite athletes and community - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Accessibility links

USC News

Recovery pool shaping up for elite athletes and community

5 Jun 2019

The latest addition to USC’s impressive sports precinct – a six-lane, 25m recovery and rehabilitation pool – is starting to take shape.

Concrete was poured today for the shell for the pool, which will be the centrepiece of a new $4.2million aquatic exercise centre located alongside USC’s existing 50m pool.

The centre, which has been jointly funded by USC and the State Government, is being constructed by Evans Built and should be completed by September.

USC’s Director of High Performance Sport Professor Brendan Burkett said the centre would be used by elite athletes, for sports science work placements and research, and by the community for a range of purposes including rehabilitation and prehabilitation (exercise to prepare for surgery).

“Along with the 25m lap pool, there will be hot and cold plunge pools, a variable-flow pool with a waterproof treadmill, and video cameras to assess running and swimming techniques,” he said.

“We’ll also have a dry land recovery area that includes a strength and conditioning gym over 450 square metres of floor space.”

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said the Queensland Government contributed $1.4million to the project that will provide a unique service to the Sunshine Coast community.

“It will attract elite teams, like Sunshine Coast Lightning, with its combination of state-of-the art training and recovery facilities, expert coaching and university-led research,” he said.

“The wider community will also reap the benefits, and we expect it to be well utilised by schools, clubs, visiting sporting teams and the general public.

“The pools will cater for people requiring disability or specialised access, with entry ramps and a graduated depth warm water pool.”

— Terry Walsh

Concrete work gets underway at USC's recovery and rehabilitation pool

Related programs

Related articles

Six USC athletes are competing in Tokyo Games
23 Jul 2021

USC will be cheering on its six athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games in the sports of swimming, marathon swimming, softball and cycling.

Sophie McCulloch (Photo Credit Adam Styles)
Elite surfing student sets sights on next Games
26 Jul 2021

The inclusion of surfing as an Olympic sport in Tokyo has inspired USC graduand Sophie McCulloch to set her sights on competing at the 2024 Games in Paris.

USC Spartans swimmer Kaylee McKeown
Olympic medal haul for USC’s Kaylee McKeown
1 Aug 2021

In the space of a week, USC Spartans swimmer Kaylee McKeown has gone from making her Olympic debut to becoming one of Australia’s most successful Olympians.

Contact the USC media team

Name Position Email Phone
Terry Walsh Manager, Media and Messaging +61 7 5430 1160
Clare McKay Media Relations Officer (Regional) +61 7 5456 5669

Search results for

Recent news