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.
Venue Details & Map
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Aquatics Centre
Olympic ParkStratfordLondonE20 2ST
- +44 20 8536 3150
I couldn't ask or dream for a better local pool. The opening times are very generous and if you skip rush hour, it's actually pretty relaxed. It's not uncommon for me to go and have a lane to myself or just with one other. The competition pool is generally always get up for lane swimming, in 50m configuration, except Sunday afternoons when it's used instead for aqua splash. It's one of...more
Really fantastic facilities, a wonderful addition to the area and really reasonable prices to use them. You can be a swimming member for less than £30 a month and there are two pools. The competition pool is 50m long and 2m deep the whole way, so you wont find people messing about - you have to be able to swim constantly for two lengths to be able to use it. They also offer lessons in diving...more
The swimming pool itself is great, most of the time quiet, you can choose your line depending on how fast you want to swim so that you don't get disturb by other people while swimming. The changing space however is really poor for this kind of aquatics centre - you can really tell you're just meant to come, quickly change, swim and leave. There are few showers and they are quite temperamental....more
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
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