The Sydney International Aquatic Centre opened in October 1994. Described by IOC President, Juan Antonio Samaranch as "the best swimming pool I have seen in my life", this complex has proved a hit with nearly five million visitors since opening.
Located at Homebush Bay, the Centre is only 22 minutes from the centre of Sydney and can be reached by bus, train, taxi and private transport.
The venue's extensive high quality leisure facilities includes a 10-lane 50 x 25 metre competition pool, a 33 x 25 metre utility pool including facilities for water polo, diving and synchronised swimming, and an 8-lane 50 x 18.2 metre training pool.
The competition hall with its diving and 10 lane main pools is overlooked by 4,400 spectator seats. It was built with a wide span roof, and is column free with dramatic spectator views. The expansion during the Games will increase the capacity to about 15,000 seats.