MSC Blog

Stories are what bring us together. Sharing our inspiration, challenges and success helps us to connect with others and drive us on our journey to be our best. Follow our blog for some motivation and keep up with the latest news from Melbourne Sports Centres.

January 2020

Tue, 21 Jan 20

Ray’s Olympic Dream

With news that will be music to the ears of all who know him, Melbourne Sports Centres - MSAC employee and Tokyo Olympic hopeful Win Htet Oo (Ray) has returned from his trip to the South East Asian Games with an Olympic qualifying time to his name.

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Wed, 15 Jan 20

MP3 Open Day

After a successful launch in 2019, MP3 Functional Training is back in 2020. Come and see for yourself the incredible benefits of MP3 with our MP3 Open Day!

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Fri, 10 Jan 20

Start 2020 with a bang with seven classes added to our group fitness timetable!

We are excited to announce that we have added seven extra classes to our group fitness class timetable for 2020, with Zumba Gold and Meditation appearing for the first time starting on January 20th!

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Fri, 10 Jan 20

Best Spotify playlists for your summer workout

Fuel your workout this summer with a top playlist from Spotify. Whatever type of exercise you’re in for today, there’s something on this list that’s sure to motivate you to dig deep and give it your all.

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Thu, 9 Jan 20

How top tennis players stay in peak condition

As Melbourne gears up for the Australian Open, you might find yourself wondering how tennis players stay fit?

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Wed, 8 Jan 20

Our doors are open – Bushfire support

Like all Australians, we’ve been saddened by the devastation that the fires have brought across large parts of the country. We’ve also been inspired by the incredible efforts of our volunteer firefighters and the people whose homes and communities have been affected. We would like to provide some relief to those impacted – including our […]

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Mon, 6 Jan 20

Invest in you with Personal Training at MSAC!

Have you not taken the time to look after yourself properly? Been too busy with family, friends and other commitments? Has your health started to suffer because of this, or are you just not being the best version of yourself?  It happens to all of us. Our busy lifestyle and our focus on everyone else […]

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Mon, 6 Jan 20

How sport teaches teenagers to be independent

There are many benefits for teenagers participating in sport and after school fitness programs, and many of these benefits go beyond mere physical and mental health.

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December 2019

Tue, 17 Dec 19

Safety in the Open Water – 2XU Tri Series

Dan Weekes, Performance Swim Coach at Tri Alliance, offers three tips for staying safe when swimming in the open water.

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Fri, 13 Dec 19

A year in sport…

It’s been a big year in sport, we take a look at the highs and lows of 2019 on the field, court and pitch.

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Fri, 13 Dec 19

The youngest Australian Athletes competing at Tokyo 2020

When we think of professional athletes headed to the Olympics in 2020, what do we think of? Seasoned, well-equipped professionals with years of experience and athletic prowess?

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Thu, 12 Dec 19

Melbourne Sports Centres – Lakeside Track Redevelopment Update

The redevelopment work at Melbourne Sports Centres – Lakeside is in full swing with the new and improved IAAF Class 1 certified athletics track set to be ready in January 2020 ahead of a huge Olympic Year of training.

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Thu, 12 Dec 19

Spend your summer holidays at Melbourne Sports Centres – MSAC!

The weather is warm, the family is all together and it can only mean one thing, it’s summer! Bring your family down to our world-class facilities this summer, that will be filled with fun for the whole family. Say goodbye to the sunburn and sand at the beach and make the most of our spacious, undercover grounds located in the […]

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Tue, 3 Dec 19

Tokyo 2020 Countdown

Tokyo 2020 Countdown We only have a few more months to wait! The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics kick off on July 24, 2020, and we couldn’t be more excited. Get ready to watch more than 30 different sports and athletes winning nearly 5,000 medals, as we’re all glued to our television screens and social media […]

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November 2019

Thu, 28 Nov 19

World’s best at Melbourne Sports Centres – MSAC

Egyptian squash legend, Ramy Ashour, is taking on LJ Anjema of The Netherlands in an exhibition match this Saturday the 30th of November at Melbourne Sports Centres – MSAC.  Widely regarded as one of the best players of all time, Ashour became one of the youngest players to reach world number one ranking and went […]

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Wed, 27 Nov 19

Melbourne Sports Centres’ Olympic hope

Melbourne Sports Centres – MSAC has its very own Olympic hopeful on the lifeguard team – Win Htet Oo (Ray to his Australian friends) is aiming to be the first swimmer to qualify for his native Myanmar (formerly Burma) in Tokyo, 2020.   When his family moved to Melbourne approximately three years ago, Ray seized the […]

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Tue, 26 Nov 19

Strength training for triathletes

There’s a common myth among endurance athletes such as Triathletes and Marathon Runners, that there is no room for strength training when preparing for a race. There is a misconception that it’s all about endurance and aerobic improvement. Recent evidence shows that it is equally important to complement aerobic and endurance training with strength training. In the […]

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Mon, 25 Nov 19

Top 8 ways to exercise this summer

Top 8 Ways to Exercise this Summer If you prefer to exercise in the great outdoors, then you might find that your exercise routine is slacking a bit this summer. After all, when just walking outdoors from your house to the car makes you break into a sweat, no one wants to exert themselves any […]

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Wed, 20 Nov 19

Diving Victoria Come and Try Day!

On Saturday 14 December 2019, Diving Victoria will be hosting a Come and Try day at Melbourne Sports Centres – MSAC. This event is open to all children over 5 years of age who may be interested in having a go at diving. The program is designed to provide children with a positive, safe and fun experience!  The Come […]

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Mon, 4 Nov 19

How to introduce your baby to water?

Australia is surrounded by water. That’s why it’s really important that Aussie kids are introduced to water and water safety at a young age. Getting your baby involved in swimming lessons as young as possible is great way to grow confidence around water as well as confidence in life. There are several things to consider […]

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October 2019

Thu, 31 Oct 19

FAM FIT is back, with brand new classes!

FAM FIT is back for term four at Melbourne Sports Centres – MSAC. With brand new classes! FAM FIT is a family friendly program which offers two different classes each week, creating an environment where parents and children alike can engage in physical activity together. We are excited to launch a new range of classes […]

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Wed, 30 Oct 19

Melbourne Sports Centres – Parkville construction update

As construction at Melbourne Sports Stadiums – Parkville continues, what’s changed, and what is there to look forward to?

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Fri, 11 Oct 19

Australian Short Course Championships is coming to MSAC!

Melbourne Sports Centres - MSAC is proud to be the official venue for the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Championships.

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Wed, 9 Oct 19

Peter Norman Statue Unveiling

Today, Wednesday 9 October is Peter Norman Day. This day is marked in both Australia and the US to remember Australian athletics legend, Peter Norman. This man is more than the current Australian record holder for the 200m, which would have won him gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he is remembered for the role […]

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Thu, 3 Oct 19

Disability sport on the rise how to get your child involved

This article was originally posted on Child Magazine, to read more articles like this, click here.  In this article, Taya Coghlan looks at the importance and rise of disability sports available for kids and how this should be encouraged. In the last few decades, there has been significant progress in how wider society views and values the disabled community. Not […]

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Wed, 2 Oct 19

New Lifeguard Uniforms!

To make it easier for our members and patrons to identifies our team watching the water, Melbourne Sports Centres – MSAC has introduced a new suite of Lifeguard uniforms. The roll-out of these uniforms coincides with Royal Life Saving Australia’s new GSPO rollout (Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations) and will match all pool lifeguard uniforms (in colour) across […]

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August 2019

Thu, 15 Aug 19

#BeYourBest Series – Meet Jorden Merrilees

Meet Jorden Merrilees. With an infectious personality but a fiercely competitive streak, Jorden is putting in work every day to give himself the best chance to make the Tokyo 2020 squad. As a new member of the Australian Dolphins Swim Team, Jorden has had to work on being the best version of himself every day […]

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Tue, 13 Aug 19

Myth busting – Should children strength train?

As we see more and more parents on social media and online push their kids to excel physically, both in fitness and in athletics, we also see parents going to extremes, giving their kids exercise regimens that are more tailored to adults. Of course, these instances face a bit of backlash, with other parents arguing […]

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Tue, 13 Aug 19

Why you should measure your rest times

You know that you need rest times between sets, but are you just dropping the ball, stepping off the treadmill or walking away from the weights for a few moments before you resume your exercise? Or are you actually taking a scientific approach to your rest times? The benefits of the latter may be more […]

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Tue, 13 Aug 19

Four reasons every triathlete should strength train

Obviously, as a triathlete, you’re in the gym on a regular basis. But are you letting your strength training slip to the side while you focus on more triathlete-centric training? Yes, you need to be able to swim, bike and run to your best ability, and endurance training is critical, but strength training is also […]

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Tue, 13 Aug 19

#BeYourBest Series – Meet Rudi Ellis

Meet Rudi Ellis. She’s a squad member of the Melbourne Vixens and aspiring to make her debut for this prestigious team who play in the highest level of netball in Australia, the Suncorp Super Netball League. We spoke to Rudi about how she’s planning to make that dream a reality, and what obstacles she’s had […]

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Fri, 2 Aug 19

How to avoid muscle cramps during exercise and competition

Some would argue that there’s nothing worse. You can feel it coming. You’re working out, hitting your stride, having a great time and then, all of a sudden, there it is. A muscle cramp. Either you have to stop your workout completely, or you’re at least significantly hindered. And even if you don’t find your […]

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Fri, 2 Aug 19

Plant Protein vs Whey Protein

Protein is important for athletes to be able to recover from hard workouts and then build muscle. However, not all protein is the same, especially when it comes to powdered protein that so many athletes and fitness enthusiasts use on a regular basis. Two of the biggest powdered protein options on the market are plant […]

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Fri, 2 Aug 19

What drinks are actually best for hydration?

Which drinks are best for hydration? When hydrating in the gym, many athletes turn to water or sports drinks, but are those the only hydration options open to you? It turns out, some other drinks can do an excellent job, too, according to studies.  1. Tea, coffee and other caffeinated beverages We all love a […]

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Fri, 2 Aug 19

#BeYourBest Series – Meet Genevieve LaCaze

Meet Genevieve LaCaze. Genevieve is an Australian Steeplechase runner who is aiming to return to her third Olympic games next year in Tokyo. We caught up with Genevieve to discuss how she overcomes adversity and what it means to her to #BeYourBest.  Hi Genevieve, thanks so much for catching up with us for our #BeYourBest […]

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Thu, 1 Aug 19

Safety message – State Netball Hockey Centre

Construction works are now underway at the State Netball and Hockey Centre. To help you safely navigate around the venue, pedestrian and traffic detours are in place. We ask that you use the designated pathways and marked road crossings. As part of the construction works, a new footpath has been created extending around the northern […]

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July 2019

Mon, 29 Jul 19

How does alcohol affect sports and exercise performance?

We all love a cocktail after a long day of work, or a frosty beer at a hot sporting event, but could your occasional (or even more than that) indulgences be hurting your athletic performance? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. However, the way that alcohol impacts your body could differ from the way it impacts […]

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Mon, 29 Jul 19

What are athlete’s biggest psychological barriers and how they overcome them

Athletes are humans, too, and that means that they deal with psychological issues just like the rest of us. And just like a professional in any industry might deal with their psychological issues seeping into their work life, athletes’ psychological issues can impact their performance, too. However, with the right tools and proper management techniques, […]

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Mon, 29 Jul 19

Is being a “tough” or a “soft” coach a good or a bad thing?

Whether you yourself are a coach, or you’re looking for a coach that’s the right fit for you, eventually you’ll come across the question — is a tough or a soft coach better? Tough coaches are principle driven. They have their values and they stick to them, regardless of whether an athlete is happy or […]

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Wed, 24 Jul 19

Kenrick Monk’s 3 Tips to Be Your Best

Kenrick Monk is the head Squad and Pathways coach at Melbourne Sport Centres MSAC and a 2 time Olympic Swimmer, here are his 3 tips to Be Your Best.

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Tue, 23 Jul 19

Download your #beyourbest desktop wallpapers!

Stay inspired every time you glance at your screen with our screen wallpapers

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Mon, 22 Jul 19

Everything you need to know about carb cycling

On the long list of dieting and sports nutrition trends, there’s the new concept of carb cycling. But what is it and is it right for you? We break it down. What exactly is carb cycling? Carb cycling started out as a handy tool for bodybuilders, but then became popular among novice athletes as well. […]

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Mon, 22 Jul 19

How does exercise affect my metabolism?

Most people automatically assume that if you exercise, you’ll speed up your metabolism. While this is more or less true, it’s not as cut and dry as that, just like it’s not as cut and dry to simply say that if you work out, you’ll lose weight. There are a lot more factors at play.  […]

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Mon, 22 Jul 19

6 most efficient ways to recover from a hard workout

There are many methods and modes for recovering from a hard workout or a particularly brutal sports match or athletic event. Everyone has a different opinion on what works and what treatments to combine for the most efficient recovery. How can you know which is really best?  Well, science has a few things to say […]

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Mon, 22 Jul 19

We are Melbourne Sports Centres

You may have heard of us as Melbourne Sports Hub before, or perhaps you assumed that we were just called MSAC, and that was it. Let’s set the record straight. We are Melbourne Sports Centres. We are excited to reintroduce ourselves to the world. We are made up of three of Victoria’s world-class sporting facilities […]

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Tue, 16 Jul 19

Committing to a cleaner future at Melbourne Sports Centres

t Melbourne Sports Centres, we are committed to supporting sustainability across our venues. Over the last few years Melbourne Sports Centres has been putting in place a series of measures to support a cleaner future. Although we have implemented all of the below the work does not stop there. We will continuously be researching and implementing environmentally focused […]

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Mon, 15 Jul 19

Celebrate our 22nd Birthday with us!

Melbourne Sports Centres – MSAC is turning 22 on Wednesday July 24th and we want to celebrate with YOU!

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Fri, 12 Jul 19

What is Hatha Yoga?

In your typical hatha yoga class, you’ll focus on yoga postures and positions, without any flow between each posture or position the instructor leads you through. You only need the very basic yoga skills to attend a Hatha class, as it’s very beginner-friendly, and the focus is on learning and relaxation, with a little bit […]

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Fri, 12 Jul 19

5 Healthy Winter Warmers

In the chillier winter months, there’s nothing that’s quite as nice as coming home to a dinner that’s heart, warming and altogether comfort food. Unfortunately, most of the time, these types of dinners tend to be . But, with a few simple swaps and tricks, you can have yourself a healthy winter warmer that hits the right spot […]

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Wed, 10 Jul 19

Introducing FAMFIT

Introducing FAM FIT, a family friendly program which offers two different classes each week, creating an environment where parents and children alike can engage in physical activity together. Classes run twice a week with modified Yoga on Tuesday’s and modified High Intensity Interval Traning circuits (HIIT) on Thursday’s. Classes run between 4:30pm – 5.15pm and […]

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Thu, 4 Jul 19

25 healthy food swaps to help you lose weight without going hungry

25 healthy food swaps to help you lose weight without going hungry It can be difficult going on a diet with a weight-loss goal. You want to get healthier and fitter, but you also don’t want to starve. Thankfully, there are quite a few food swaps you can make to ensure you’re getting all the […]

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Thu, 4 Jul 19

5 signs that you’re overtraining

Working out is a big part of your life — but could you be working out too hard? Is there even such a thing? Turns out, yes. Overtraining is a real issue that can lead to big problems for you later down the road, including injuries. Here are five signs you’re overtraining, so you can stop this […]

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Tue, 2 Jul 19

MSAC Rowing Challenge

The MSAC Gym team is proud to announce an exciting winter challenge, the MSAC Rowing Challenge, to help you continue to smash those PB’s and #BeYourBest. The MSAC Rowing Challenge is open to all members on a Performance Membership and is open from the 15th of July at 9.00am until the 31st of July 5.00pm. To […]

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June 2019

Fri, 28 Jun 19

4 fitness gadgets for runners and triathletes

If you’re a triathlete or even just a serious daily runner, you know that — beyond your workouts, diet and frame of mind — your gear also plays a big role in your performance. Thankfully, with the continual progress in technology and especially the Internet of Things over the recent years, more and more tech […]

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Fri, 28 Jun 19

12 tips for training for a marathon

So, you’ve decided to run a marathon. Has the panic set in yet? Don’t worry; if this is your first marathon, it may seem like a big undertaking, but we promise it’s not as scary as it sounds. With a few tips and tricks, you can ensure your marathon is successful and enjoyable. And for those who […]

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Tue, 25 Jun 19

Our swim school season has been extended!

MSAC’s swim school team is excited to announce that we will be extending our swim school season from 40 to 44 weeks, beginning from the 15th of July. This exciting update means that swim school will operate as usual, without disruptions during the third week of January and the second week of July. Why are […]

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Fri, 21 Jun 19

20 healthy meal ideas for busy athletes

Between your day job, working out at the gym, any hobbies you have, family responsibilities and a social life, how do you even find time to cook a proper dinner at night? But, as an athlete, you know that nutrition is absolutely vital to your performance. There’s no stopping by a fast food joint on […]

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Tue, 18 Jun 19

New classes coming soon!

Warm up this winter with one of our new group fitness classes!

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Wed, 12 Jun 19

Can nourishing foods make us feel happier and more energised?

By Nicole Dynan, The Gut Health Dietitian

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Fri, 7 Jun 19

The importance of stretching

Sometimes, stretching doesn’t get enough credit, especially when compared to other, more “challenging” exercises. But who says stretching isn’t challenging or worthwhile? There are plenty of reasons you should add stretching to your fitness regimen.  1.    Increased FlexibilityOne of the most well-known benefits of stretching is increased flexibility.  It’s true though, that stretching leads […]

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Wed, 5 Jun 19

How to foam roll properly

Foam rolling is a relatively recent fitness trend, but one that’s been a long time coming and we’re ready to welcome it with open arms — but, you definitely need to know how to foam roll properly if you want to get the most benefits out of it. Foam rolling can help with muscle soreness, […]

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May 2019

Mon, 27 May 19

5 steps to help you be your best – Andrew Jobling

This article has been written by Andrew Jobling. Visit his website at www.andrewjobling.com.au Five steps to get you there I don’t think there’s anyone on the planet who doesn’t want the best for themselves. It would be hard to find someone whose sole purpose in life is to be miserable, unhealthy, broke, regretful and alone. Interestingly, […]

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Mon, 27 May 19

The power of the mind in sticking to a goal – Andrew Jobling

Creating T.E.A.R.S of joy? The power of the mind in sticking to a goal This article has been written by Andrew Jobling. Visit his website at www.andrewjobling.com.au I think we can all agree, the greatest joy in the world is that which brings tears. The birth of a child may bring tears of joy to the parents. […]

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Thu, 23 May 19

App review – iSwim

Recreational swimmers now have the opportunity to take their skills in the pool to the next level, thanks to a new app from Swimming Australia. iSwim caters to Australian swimmers of all ages and all skill levels, offering up several different important functions for lap swimmers, open water swimmers and club swimmers. The free app […]

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Thu, 23 May 19

Glossary of terms in fitness testing

Glossary of Terms in Fitness Testing  Fitness testing is important because it can help you determine your strengths and weaknesses and better plan a path forward for your upcoming fitness goals. However, there are more than 300 fitness tests out there. Finding the right one for you, as well as understanding the verbiage surrounding them, […]

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Fri, 17 May 19

5 tips for gaining lean muscle mass

In just about any gym, if you’re not looking at the athletes, but only the average gym-goer, you’ll likely notice three types of people. There are those looking to bulk up as much as possible and gain a lot of muscle and mass, those that just want to lose weight and then those that want […]

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Mon, 13 May 19

6 stretches to do in those long election lines

We all know how long those election lines can take. Between the large queues for an election day sausage, the cakes on offer and of course the poll booths themselves the lines can be very time consuming for the most patient of people. To make the most of this time and to work on something many […]

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Thu, 9 May 19

8 ways to stay fit this winter

8 Ways to Stay Fit This Winter During the chillier winter months, it can be easy to make excuses not to work out. Maybe it’s a little too nippy for a run. And forget about your favorite swimming spot; it’s far too cold for that. While the winter weather can be a challenge to your […]

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Wed, 8 May 19

Athlete Spotlight: Georgia Wilson, on passion for sport, mindset and rehab after injury.

We caught up with elite athlete from the Hockeyroos, Georgia Wilson to ask her a little about her passion for sport, mindset, motivation and rehab after injury.

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Mon, 6 May 19

A day in the life of Laura Hingston

Training is often a full-time job for an elite athlete, so their entire day, most days of the week, often revolves around training, nutrition and recovery. It all comes together to ensure they’re able to continue performing at a high level and compete well when it counts. Laura Hingston is an elite diver from Melbourne […]

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Mon, 6 May 19

5 must have apps for serious sports people

5 Must-Have Apps For Serious Sportspeople  Your phone. It’s always with you, so why not put it to good use? There are tons of apps out there that help you raise your fitness and workout game, but some are better than others. If you’re a serious athlete, you don’t want to be held back by […]

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April 2019

Mon, 29 Apr 19

Stay hungry: How to fuel the competitive fire

Not all athletes are the same. The ones that are great, who go on to become champions, they’ve got something special, and it’s not always a physical advantage. A lot of times, championship athletes have a certain mental something that helps them beat the competition. It’s a resilience, sharpness, toughness, that normal people just don’t […]

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Fri, 26 Apr 19

Practicing self-care in the ruthless world of competitive sport

Mental toughness is required for competition sports. After all, if everyone could do it, everyone would do it. Olympians especially have a high level of self-confidence, focus and goal orientation, according to the Journal of Sports Sciences. But around all this mental toughness — the resiliency, confidence, motivation and ability to manage emotional pain — […]

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Tue, 23 Apr 19

Everything you need to know about vo2 training

What is it? VO2 max refers to the maximum rate of oxygen you consume during certain types of exercise. The higher your oxygen consumption, the more likely that you’ll be fit and have a high level of endurance during these exercises. Because of this, VO2 max training revolves around maximizing the amount of oxygen you […]

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Tue, 23 Apr 19

Consider a health and wellness approach for your next corporate event

Anyone who works 40+ hours can attest that finding time for physical fitness and well being is a difficult task at best. The good news is, company decision-makers have taken notice and are taking steps to provide their employees with tools to build a healthy lifestyle. However, wellness in the workplace goes way beyond incentivised gym […]

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Mon, 15 Apr 19

Show Your Support for MS!

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Fri, 12 Apr 19

The MSAC Swim Squad is off to Adelaide!

Melbourne Sports Centres is proud to announce that several Melbourne Vicentre athletes have qualified for the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships! These athletes have worked tirelessly over the summer months with our coaches to improve their time, technique and endurance. With Tokyo in arms reach, their training is progressing to the next level. Several […]

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Thu, 11 Apr 19

What is Underwater Rugby?

If you’re a rugby fan interested in underwater rugby, you might be disappointed — underwater rugby doesn’t have a lot in common with rugby football. However, underwater rugby is a new and unique sport that offers the same thrills, intense workout and teamwork. Underwater rugby is most suited for athletes that love to be in […]

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December 2018

Mon, 31 Dec 18

31 New Years Resolution Ideas to Start Your 2019 Right!

Start 2019 off with a splash.

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Thu, 27 Dec 18

Improve your swimming this January!

Register your interest for MSAC’s Holiday Swim School Intensive.

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Wed, 12 Dec 18

Planet Sport Enrolments Filling Fast!

Need to finish your Christmas shopping for the kids? Our Planet Sport School Holiday program not only keeps the kids engaged and active over the holidays but can provide you with some much-needed time to get the house in order in time for Christmas (and following the Christmas day chaos)! Plus, you can feel good […]

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Mon, 10 Dec 18

We’ve extended our Creche hours!

You spoke and we listened! Our MSAC Creche team are excited to announce that 2019 will see our occasional care hours extend from 3 hours to 4.5 hours max. per day. To secure your casual or permanent bookings for term one, don’t delay. Complete your permanent booking form and return it either via email to creche@ssct.com.au or by bringing it […]

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Wed, 5 Dec 18

Announcing MSAC’s New Squad Program

In an exciting development, MSAC will be offering a new squad program in 2019.   MSAC’s new program is good news for squad participants. Under an expanded model, swimmers will enjoy access to MSAC’s elite training facilities – in and outside of the pool.   We are still finalising elements of the program and more details will be revealed soon. In the meantime, any swimmers wanting […]

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October 2018

Mon, 29 Oct 18

40 family friendly things to do with the kids in the City of Port Phillip

City of Port Phillip suburbs include; Albert Park, Middle Park, Balaclava, East St Kilda, Elwood, Port Melbourne, Garden City, Ripponlea, South Melbourne and Windsor. The City of Port Phillip in Melbourne is a fantastic place to visit and live. It’s as if the entire area was built for families! Boasting some of Melbourne’s best sports […]

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Mon, 29 Oct 18

WHAT’S ON BLOG Revamped State Netball & Hockey Centre

In an exciting announcement, the Labor Government has appointed contractor Kane Constructions to deliver the upgrade and redevelopment of the State Netball and Hockey Centre and unveiled designs for the centre – made possible by $64.6 million in the Victorian Budget 2018/19. The upgrade will cement Parkville as the home for netball and hockey in […]

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Mon, 29 Oct 18

We interviewed a dietitian on building good eating habits.

We caught up with dietitian and gut health expert, Nicole Dynan to ask her a little about the advice she gives her clients and what she eats to maintain a healthy gut.

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Mon, 29 Oct 18

49 ways to be more physically active (that aren’t JUST going to the gym)!

With good weather on the way, there’s never been a better time to get more physically active. Fortunately for those living in the City of Port Phillip, there are a huge range of great ways to do just that without having to leave your neighbourhood. We’ve compiled a list of the 50 best ways to […]

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September 2018

Sat, 29 Sep 18

We have new reformer pilates beds!

Our new reformer pilates beds are here! Those members who have completed a class in the pilates studio this week will have discovered our fleet of brand new, super smooth and beautifully quiet reformer pilates beds have now been delivered and installed. Come and join in a session in our pilates studio and try out […]

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Fri, 14 Sep 18

MSAC Achieves Platinum Pool Status

MSAC has been accredited with Life Saving Victoria’s (LSV’s) prized Platinum Pool award for the fourth year runing. In doing so, the facility joins an exclusive club of just 26 Victorian aquatic facilities currently holding the accreditation. Platinum Pool status is awarded to aquatic facilities providing outstanding levels of safety. To achieve the award Melbourne […]

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Fri, 7 Sep 18

Australia’s Swimming Superheroes to Conquer the Super Short Pool

Get ready to see Australia’s swimming superheroes conquer the super short pool at the Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Championships this October 25-27. The Dolphins will return to the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC) for the first time in over a decade for the fast and furious 25 metre short course format. This national […]

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Mon, 3 Sep 18

Planet Sport School Holiday Program – Enrolments now open!

Enrolments are now open for Spring School Holidays! (Week One: 24 – 27 September) (Week Two: 1 – 5 October) Planet Sport at MSAC is the ultimate school holiday program for your active 5-12 year old! The program includes the use of all of MSAC’s amazing sports, aquatic and recreational facilities, including swimming and stadium sports. See […]

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March 2018

Mon, 26 Mar 18

Athlete Interview – Karen Barrow

Beginning in the MSAC adult 'Learn to Swim' classes, Karen Barrow went from scared of the water to triathlon World Champion.

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Fri, 23 Mar 18

Planet Sport School Holiday Program is back

The ultimate school holiday program for your active 5-12 year old, MSAC’s Planet Sport School Holiday Program is back!

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Wed, 21 Mar 18

Easter Group Fitness Timetables

From Friday 30 March - Monday 2 April, MSAC will be open from 7am-8pm and will be running an alternative Group Fitness timetable.

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Sun, 18 Mar 18

New MSAC Cycling Studio

The latest experience in indoor cycling is here at MSAC. Our new cycle studio offers 31 top-of-the-range Stages SC3 cycling bikes and Stages Flight Software!

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Wed, 14 Mar 18

Maintenance & Upgrade Works to MSAC Leisure Pool Area

Commencing Monday 19 March through to June.

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Wed, 14 Mar 18

Anabelle Smith on Commonwealth Games Selection

Recently selected to the Commonwealth Games Australia team in diving, we caught up with Olympic medalist Anabelle Smith at her home base here at MSAC to talk about the lead-up to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the new dive she’ll be debuting with teammate Maddi Keeney, the differences between the MSAC and Gold Coast competition […]

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Wed, 14 Mar 18

Athlete Interview – AFLW star Brittany Bonnici

MSAC Customer Experience Officer Brittany Bonnici has quite a lot on her plate.

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Mon, 12 Mar 18

Table Tennis Victoria announce Ron Barassi as Ambassador

It’s great to see a very familiar face to MSAC, and Melbourne in general, AFL icon Ron Barassi, supporting Table Tennis Victoria in his new role as ambassador. Watch the interview to find out more, including watching Ron in action here: https://www.facebook.com/TableTennisVic/videos/1962057167142598/

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Sat, 10 Mar 18

Become an Aquatics Member today

Become an Aquatics Member today and enjoy a range of benefits!

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Thu, 8 Mar 18

Watch Winter Paralympic Games at MSAC

Join 6x Australian Paralympic Team member and MSAC regular Danni Di Toro here on Saturday to watch a full wrap of the latest Paralympic Winter Games action including all the best moments from the #PyeongChang2018 Opening Ceremony on the big screen between 11:00AM – 12:00PM, Saturday 10 March! The Seven Network will be broadcasting the […]

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