During the London 2012 Olympics, the Aquatics Centre hosted the swimming, diving, water polo, synchronised swimming, paralympic swimming and the swim leg of the modern pentathlon.
Following the Games, the Zaha Hadid-designed building re-opened to the public in March 2014 as a swimming centre for the local community and visitors, who can make use of the two 50m pools and learn to dive in the 25m diving pool.
Other facilities at the centre include a range of classes, a fully equipped gym, crèche and café. It also continues to host a number of national and international sporting events.
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Can you keep a secret guys?? Not many people seem to have noticed it yet, but a year and a half after the Olympics there's some exciting stuff going on in Stratford again...
Yep living near the Park is paying off nicely at the moment - my new local council swimming pool is none other than the Aquatics Centre! It's been open to the public for the last few weeks and I have to say it's a pretty...more
Had the great priveledge of being a spectator at one of the The diving events as London Prepares at The Aquatic Centre. I just loved the building Designed by Zaha Hadid you really feel you are under the belly of the whale. It is beautiful the best swimming pool I have ever seen. You just want to jump in and make a big Splash it feels so inviting. Apparently the building has walls which extend...more
Went to see the Diving World Cup event here. The building is very impressive and looks like it will be great for watching swimming. Seats feel close to the main pool. Facilities are set on the outside and are adequate. A bit too much space is used up between the lower and upper tiers of seats with a walkway, but it is probably for disabled access and evacuation measures. The seats are not very...more