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Published Tuesday 14 June 2022
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Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre celebrates 20 years

Mitchell Leisure Services Invites you to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the heated pool at Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre on Sunday 19 June.

Community members are invited to visit the Centre from 9am to 12 noon for an open day.

There will be free entry and a range of fun activities including access to various fitness classes, a jumping castle, a DJ, a sausage sizzle, a visit from the police, army and fire brigade and the chance to win prizes.

Some big names have visited the Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre since the heated pool was opened on Tuesday 18 June 2002.

The opening event saw Minister for Sport and Recreation Justin Madden challenging former Australian world champion swimmer Michael Klim to a race.

While the result was never in doubt, the event drew a large crowd to the facility that has become an important part of the Seymour and district community.

Originally funded by the Victorian Government, Mitchell Shire Council and the Seymour Heated Indoor Pool Committee, the project has grown into an important part of the Seymour and district community.

The original gym was opened upstairs in December 2002, but the popularity of the space meant a larger area was needed.

The Chittick Park redevelopment was completed in 2013 and replaced the old gym with a new facility at the front of the Centre.

The SSAC reduced its carbon footprint in 2019 when it became partially powered by 322 solar panels installed on the roof.

The project was funded by Mitchell Shire Council in collaboration with Mitchell Community Energy.

Whatever your preferred activity, you’re sure to find it at the SSAC. Achieve your fitness goals, enjoy a swim in the pool, shoot some hoops on the basketball court or enjoy a coffee in the courtyard and relax and meet friends.

SSAC offers a wide range of facilities and services to cater for all ages and fitness levels including a fully equipped gym, 25m indoor heated pool, 15m indoor heated children's splash pool and a sports stadium.

The SSAC open day is on Sunday 19 June from 9am to 12 noon. Visit the Mitchell Shire Leisure Services Facebook page or visit the Mitchell Leisure Services website for more information.

Historical information courtesy of The Seymour Telegraph.

Comments from Mayor Bill Chisholm

'The Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre is an important facility in Mitchell Shire and one that contributes to the health and wellbeing of our residents ...it’s a popular place that offers a wide variety of services and activities for people of all life stages and it has acted as a recovery center during emergencies ... this facility has changed and grown over time to become a true community facility. I want to thank the community for their contribution to building the Centre and acknowledge the importance of community involvement ... I encourage community members to come along to the open day to see how the facility has changed and what it has to offer.'
Mayor Bill Chisholm

This page was last updated on 14 June 2022.