New 70m water slide opens for summer - Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre

Read about Marion Swimming Centre's exciting new water slide and see a special video review.

 City Limits Magazine Issue 47 December 2014 front coverThis article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 47 - December 2014.

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Families are flocking to the Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre after its new 70-metre water slide was opened to mark the start of the summer season.

The slide propels thrill seekers through a 30-metre tunnel of multi-coloured lights and sweeping twists and turns before they emerge into open air for the final 40 metres and come to a halt in a surge of water jets.

The slide was unveiled in November, stands 10 metres high and is decorated in the City of Marion colours of green, blue and white.

It cost about $700,000 and was built by one of Australia’s leading swim centre specialists, Swimplex Aquatics, to replace the old 60-metre slide.

City of Marion CEO Mark Searle said the new slide would make going to the Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre even more fun for families.

City Limits Magazine - Dec 14 - Issue 47 - Waterslide“The new 70-metre slide is fast, exciting and fun and is already becoming a major drawcard for families,” Mr Searle said.

“The slide is brightly coloured, attractive, made from high-gloss fibreglass to minimise sun damage and will be the centrepiece of the Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre for many years.”

Belinda Pearce took her five children to the centre as soon as the slide opened.

“The kids had a ball on the slide and loved being outside on a sunny day – we’ll definitely be back,” she said.  

The slide is open to children over 120cm tall, while smaller children must be accompanied by an adult.

Day passes for 10 uses of the slide are available for $6.50 while an unlimited day pass is $14.

The Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre is on Oaklands Road (Cnr Hendrie Street), Park Holme and has an eight-lane Olympic-sized pool and fully shaded learner and toddler pools. 

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