The sport of swimming has flourished in recent years, when Olympic publicity in particular has brought its popularity to a wide section of the community.
The significant development of hydrotherapy and aquatic exercise treatments has extended the value of ‘swimming’ to people of all ages. The requirement for facilities to best accommodate their variety of lifestyles has been well addressed by many public authorities and resulted in major aquatic centre projects.
The principle has often been further extended to cover gymnasiums and other dry-sport games in total leisure complexes within local government civic centres.
Economic and planning projections require extensive architectural design development having regard to the growing levels of community participation.