It’s one of the most recognisable buildings on the Dundee’s waterfront.
But soon the current Olympia swimming pool building will only exist in our memories.
Looking at the now tired and dated building, it seems hard to believe that it was once ground-breaking.
Our photos look back at the history of the centre and show just how excited locals were when it first opened its doors.
With its wave machine, rapids, toddlers’ pool and training “tank,” every kind of swimmer was guaranteed to enjoy a day out.
Plans for the leisure centre were first approved in January 1970, with an estimated cost of 1,275,000.
Building started four years later by Tensa Construction Ltd and the centre was opened on July 15 1974.
Within four weeks 100,000 people had used the pool and in one day alone 5,000 people had paid to use the facility.
Tom Moore, who was the city’s Lord Provost at the time, then officially opened the centre on October 16. One pupil from every Dundee school was invited to the official ceremony.
More than 175,900 people had already visited the centre during the three months between the opening and official ceremony.
To begin with Olympia was closed on local and bank holidays, much to the dismay of the public.
Campaigns were launched to see it open on these days and on one holiday in October 1977 a protest was held outside the building.
During the protest, 20 children from Whitfield stood at the doors closed building with placards, joined by many angry adults.
A year later, the decision was made to open the centre on these holidays, just in time for May Day and Victoria Day.
The popular waterslides were added later at a cost of 500,000. Work began in April 1987 and was completed in September of the same year.
At the time the flumes were the largest of their kind in Scotland, bringing huge crowds of swimmers to the centre.
Within the first four hours of the slides being opened, more than 1,000 rides had been taken.
Over the years the centre has held a number of competitions including the City of Dundee International Swimming Meet in October 1989.
Olympic champion Adrian Moorhouse competed at the event and won the 100 metres breaststroke completing it in 01.96 minutes.
An indoor training wall for climbers was built at the centre at a cost of over 30,000, in August 1990.
Months later an aqua sauna opened with sunbeds, spa pool, sauna, steam baths, aero bicycles, and toning tables.
The facilities haven’t stood still and neither have the prices.
When Olympia first opened, adults paid 12p for a midweek swim and children were just 8p. The weekend prices rose by 3p and 2p respectively.
The most recent prices for pool admission were 4.80 for a standard adult and 3.80 for concessions.