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Public Swimming


Experience the London 2012 Olympic legacy in the London Aquatics Centre’s world class pools. This exciting venue is proud to open the doors for everyone to enjoy.

Public swimming sessions are open to every level of swimmer of all ages. For beginners, children and less confident swimmers, the training pool, split into two 25 metre pools provides an exciting environment for a splash around.

For competent swimmers aged 8 years and over, the 50 metre, competition pool provides 10 lanes of fitness swimming

Discover which pool is best for your interests whether that be having a play about in shallow water, doing lengths, or diving.

At the London Aquatics Centre we have public swimming sessions for everyone, including:

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Prices & Tickets

Please be aware of our swim safety rules before purchasing your tickets.

Lane and Fitness Swimming


The 50m competition pool used for competition in the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic is now open for you to enjoy. The pool features ten lanes, dedicated to fitness swimming which is labelled as slow, medium, and fast so you can always find a lane with a pace which suits your ability. As you swim, the natural light from the five storey glass windows and views of the ArcelorMittal Orbit is sure to inspire you while doing back stroke! The pool is three metres deep, which is about the height of an elephant, so it’s important to be a competent swimmer able to swim 100m. You must also be 8 years old and over. Please read our Swim Safety Rules

The training pool looks out onto the main gallery, and is directly attached to the family changing area. Set up and split into two 25m pools, the training pool provides the perfect swimming experience for all level of swimmers, including the little ones who are keen to make a splash rather than do laps. Choose from 25m lane swimming sessions or general swim, where you and your friends and family can enjoy the pool in a more relaxed environment.

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Specialist sessions

The training pool offers sessions suitable for all different types of swimming, we have dedicated session for:

  • Group lessons
  • Women’s only swimming
  • Exercise classes - Water Workout
  • Disability swimming
  • Entry level Triathlon Training

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The London Aquatics Centre also offers Family and Kids sessions, click here to find out more.

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Book tickets online

Ready to come and take a dip in the water? You can book and buy tickets for all our sessions online and guarantee your slot.

Please note online ticketing is Non Refundable.



  Time Price
Adult Swim Off Peak Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm and Sat 1pm - 10.30pm £4.95
Child Swim Off Peak Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm and Sat 1pm - 10.30pm £2.50
Adult Swim Peak Mon - Fri 6am - 9am & 5pm - 10.30pm, Sat 6am - 1pm & All day Sun £5.20
Child Swim Peak Mon - Fri 6am - 9am & 5pm - 10.30pm, Sat 6am - 1pm & All day Sun £2.90
Adult Aqua Splash   £7.50
Child Aqua Splash   £5.00
Adult Extreme Aqua Splash   £7.50
Child Extreme Aqua Splash   £5.00
Adult Ultimate Aqua Splash   £10.00
Child Ultimate Aqua Splash   £7.50

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Please be aware of our swim safety rules before purchasing your tickets

Each pool is heated, watched over by trained lifeguards, and maintained at the highest standard for swimmers.


Become a member

If you're a regular swimmer take a look at our membership packages, combine with gym and use of other leisure facilities across all Better centres or choose our deidicated swim only membership and benefit from reduced rates.

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To comply with physical distancing regulations and to ensure a fair allocation of time for each customer we will be allocating time slots for available activities. The time slot will include the allowance for safe arrival, movement through the facility, changing (if permitted) and leaving the premises.

Timetables and activity time slots are now available and bookable via the Better UK app or online.


Booking on the Better UK app   Book online

Venue details


  • Adapted for wheelchairs
    Adapted for wheelchairs
  • Disabled toilet
    Disabled toilet
  • Accessible Parking
    Accessible Parking
  • Poolside hoist
    Poolside hoist
  • Ramp Access
    Ramp Access
  • Accessible Changing
    Accessible Changing
  • Lift
  • Poolside Facilities
    Poolside Facilities

Find us

  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • London
  • E20 2AQ
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