The legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games lives on at London Aquatics Centre, providing a vibrant hub for fitness, training and employment for our local communities as well as a stage for world-class events and international aquatics competitions.

Our state-of-the-art facilities, including two 50 meter pools, 25 meter diving pool and diving facilities, are open for the public to use, as are our gym and fitness class studios. We also have a crèche and café allowing parents to make the most of the venue with busy schedules.

Since opening our doors to the public in March 2014, we've welcomed more than 6 million and counting visitors to London Aquatics Centre, teaching over 86,200 members of our community how to swim, and helping over 2400 people learn how to dive.

Data captured in July 2022

Our Events

We've made a real splash on the national and international stage, hosting over 400 exciting events to date.

We've been proud to have been chosen to host a number of major sporting events including Sport Relief, FINA Diving World Series, National Paralympic Day, Invictus Games, British Swimming Championships, Super League Triathlon and International Swim League. We’ve also worked with event partners on a regional and local level delivering exciting swimming events with clubs such as Newham University East London swimming club and Waltham Forest Gators Swimming Club, and celebrate inclusion and diversity with partners such as Panathlon who regularly host events for children special education needs 

“London Aquatics Centre is a fantastic place to work and has a brilliant customer base who use the venue on a regular basis. From walking into the building and with its incredible architecture through to our wide range of schools, clubs and event partners - every day is different and every visitor walks away with a unique experience - it's an inspiring community to be a part of.” Keith Griffiths, General Manager at London Aquatics Centre.

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 to be very popular as a filming and photography location, featuring recently in ITV’s The Games and used as a location for Netflix’s “The Swimmers” as well as a location for various film sets, photography locations and fashion shows.

Our Community

We play an important role at the heart of the community, having raised over £6.5 million in social value for the local community so far. 

More than 50 different schools have brought thousands of school children between them to learn to swim with us, and we regularly host swimming galas as well as support a range of community programmes to ensure the pool is accessible for everyone.

We welcome all parts of the community and day visitors to use our outstanding facilities and take part in activities such as family-fun inflatable ‘Ultimate Aqua Splash,’ and offer women only swim sessions to encourage more people to get into the water.

We’re also proud of the community that we’ve built within our centre, having employed over 700 members of staff and trained over 200 lifeguards.

Louise Smith, Community Sports Manager at London Aquatics Centre described her time explaining how “Working at London Aquatics Centre has been an incredibly rewarding experience; it’s been wonderful having a hand in helping members of our community grow confident in the water, as well as learning so much from my colleagues around me.”