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Published July 18th 2016
GSAC a Giant complex for Sports
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Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre, 200 East Boundary Rd, Bentleigh East VIC 3165


One of the great things about growing up in Australia is sports are rarely in sport supply. Accordingly, anytime someone of any age spots a waterslide you know there is fun on offer in the surrounding area.

Doubtless the designers of the Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GSAC) knew this; and designed the mega sporting complex in East Bentleigh accordingly with a huge waterslide (one of two the complex boasts) wrapped around the outside of GSAC.

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The outdoor swimming pool at GSAC. Image credit: gesac.com.au/


Yet, while the facilities may be hyper-modern, one of the great design cues this centre takes is a tribute to the old, with the 50m outdoor lap pool continuing the spirit of the (admittedly more humble) earlier incarnation of the complex as a simple but serviceable pool used by many high schools, swim clubs, and keen swimmers throughout the years.

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GSAC has courts so good you'll become a first rate basketball player (maybe:) Image credit: gesac.com.au/


Alongside the outdoor pool, GSAC also holds a 25 metre indoor pool, a leisure pool, 3 basketball/netball courts (that also finds great use for futsal and other indoor sports), group exercise studios, and a numerous other amenities with gardens, barbecue facilities, and occasional child care.

Accordingly, just as GSAC promises to be a fun visit with the kids when struggling to decide between playing basketball or swimming Saturday morning, so too it is fantastic for a casual user who may wish to pop in and see if they can replicate their best time on a 50 meter freestyle they did over the summer.

Best of all, though you'll have no shortage of facilities to keep your entertained at GSAC, with Bentleigh East Skatepark just down the block, and Duncan Mackinnon reserve and the Packer Park Velodrome just 5 minutes away by car, certainly GSAC serves equally well as a one stop shop AND starting point for anyone looking to kickstart a mega Saturday morning, or perhaps combine a swim and cycle combo into their regular workouts.
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Why? An outstanding sporting complex
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Phone: (03) 9570 9200
Where: 200 East Boundary Rd, Bentleigh East VIC 3165
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