I arrived at the Sunshine Leisure Centre to get a bit of exercise and to cool off due to the hot weather that Melbourne has been experiencing lately.
The Leisure Centre is a big complex, there are three 25 meter pools, two of them are indoors and another outdoors.
There is a generous water park in the centre of the complex, for the kids to play under the various sprinklers, water buckets and water guns.
The two indoor 25 meter pools have their own facilities, one has been delegated as the general activities pool, where people can just enjoy the water.
There are generous sized steps and a ramp for the disabled to enter the water.
This pool is slightly warmer than its sister pool next-door which has been delegated as the Lap Pool.
In the corner between the two indoor pools, there is a general Spa, which was very popular.
The outdoor pool is a mixture of Lap and general swimming activities and is the cooler of the three pools.
There is a crèche that is available 5 days for the families with a small one that needs to be looked after whilst the rest of the family indulge themselves in a bit of exercise.
The leisure centre complex has also fully equiped gym.
When I had my swim, I waited in the cafe for my family to find me.
They missed me.
I didn't worry.
A mobile call solves the missing Dad in action problem, pretty easily.
I was too busy reading the latest paper catching up on world events, whilst enjoying a multi grain biscuit and a pretty good cup of freshly made coffee.
Which I might add, for a cafe in a leisure centre, it would put some Street located coffee shops to shame.
What was surprising was the acoustics of the centre, for many mixed indoor and outdoor leisure centres can get pretty noisy with people playing and splashing in the water.
This leisure centre was quiet by comparison.
I'll be back.