The separate 25m diving pool is located at the south end of the pool hall, and features four platforms for diving off of in addition to smaller 1 and 3 metre springboard. From the platforms, you have an amazing view of the entire pool hall before the thrilling sensation of your dive.
This iconic view is what makes the London Aquatics Centre stand out and with Tom Daley, the UK’s Olympic bronze medalist of the London 2012 Olympic Games, based here; it shows the Diving Pool reputation is second to none. In short, this diving pool is the most advanced within the UK and is the first stop for all aspiring diving professionals and enthusiasts.
The Diving Pool has 12 boards with platforms at the height of one metre, three metres, five metres, seven and a half metres and ten metres. As well as 4 one metre and 3 three metre spring boards.
During our dive for all sessions the one metre, three metre and five metre platforms and the one metre spring boards are open to the public. The seven and a half metre and ten metre platforms require direct supervision which can be attained through a diving lesson or a private diving instructor only.
The dive pool has a movable floor which can operate from 5 metres in depth to deck level which can cater for elite training or world class competition.
The platforms are accessed through a solid cement stair case, while the lighter spring boards opposite the cement platforms have each feature a ladder of just a few steps. Both the stair case and the platforms feature sturdy railings and high grip surfaces to ensure safety is put first.
The London Aquatics Centre operates Poolpods at the venue to enable people with limited mobility to have independent access to swimming pools. Any swimmer who finds using a pool ladder inappropriate can use the Poolpod simply, easily and quickly.
Poolpods, funded by the London Marathon Trust, were launched at the London Aquatics Centre in March 2014 when it opened to the public.
A platform lift and submersible wheelchairs are available in the main Competition Pool, in the Training Pool and the Diving Pool to facilitate access to every pool and let everyone enjoy a swim at the London Aquatics Centre. A full description of the equipment and products is available here.