Legacy

Part of the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venues, was that they opened after the Games to be vibrant, well-used spaces for the local community.

We opened to the public on 1st March 2014.

Our world-class facilities, including two 50 meter pools, 25 meter diving pool and diving facilities, are open for the public to use, as is our state-of-the-art gym and fitness facility.

Since opening, we've welcomed 2 million visitors.

Every week, more than 3,500 children and adults learn to swim with us and more than 600 people learn to dive.

Our achievements

Our events

Since opening to the public, we've made our mark on the national and international stage.

We've been proud to have been chosen to host a number of major sporting events including BBC Sport Relief, the FINA Diving World Series, National Paralympic Day, Invictus Games, the British Swimming Championships and, most recently, the London 2016 LEN European Aquatics Championships, which was the biggest event staged at the venue since London 2012.

Our facilities have also been used to host a variety of different corporate events, such as product launches, conferences, exhibitions and team building days. 

The iconic and award-winning building has also proven very popular as a filming and photography location.

A timelapse video of a year in the London Aquatics Centre

Our community

We play an important role at the heart of the community, visited by more than 17,500 people on average every week.

In total, more than 50 different schools have had school swimming lessons with us, bringing thousands of school children between them to learn to swim.

We want different parts of the community and day visitors to use our outstanding facilities and run initiatives such as family-fun inflatable ‘Extreme Aqua Splash’ and women only swim sessions to encourage more people to get into the the water.

We also reguarly host swimming galas and support a range of community programmes to ensure the pool is accessible to all.

Our clubs

Sitting alongside our packed community and public swimming sessions, is our high performance swimming and diving programmes.

These programmes have been created with partners and governing bodies to provide a pathway for participants to move from swimming lessons and courses into more competitive and elite levels of aquatic sport. The high performance programme aim to nuture young athletes into the stars of the future.  

We're also very proud to be the training home to Olympic diver Tom Daley and Olympic swimmer Aimee Willmott.