NATIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE
The Sir Owen G Glenn National Aquatic Centre is based at AUT Millennium which aims to provide both high performance and community based sports, health and wellbeing. The Sir Owen G Glenn National Aquatic Centre strides to enhance the existing facilities by providing much needed ‘flat’ indoor training/ competition and learn to swim facilities.
FINA specifications for competition swimming pools. The facility contains the main competition/ training pool 50x25 x2.2m deep and learn to swim pool 25x10mx1.0-1.2m sloping floor which allows for both high performance and community use of the facility. The Main pool has a movable bulkhead to allow the pool to be shortened for 25m swimming events and reconfigured for water polo layouts.
The building has been designed to be flexible in that it can be expanded with the removal of the north and east precast concrete cladding panels to allow for over 3000 spectator seats to be accommodated if an international event was held at the facility. This ability to expand on a temporary basis means AUT Millennium is not burdened with a large spectator facility that is not required for the large majority of the life of the facility.