Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre vs. Free! Eternal Summer

Can I just take a moment to appreciate

This is SOPAC. This is a real place. I have swum in this pool. I’ve raced in this pool.

They’ve got this place down to a T. My google maps screenshot doesn’t quite do it justice, but theyve drawn the entrance almost exactly right. The trophies and plaques are on your left as you walk in through the front doors. The layouts of the pool complex are spot on. The blocks, the scoreboards, the little yellow SOPAC symbol next to the diving tower, the colours of the lane ropes, the most minute details, heck, even the roof is almost exactly as it is in real life. I’m beyond impressed.