Training Pool

Our training pool is a 50 metre pool, designed to the highest specification, making it an outstanding facility with great flexibility, perfect for all types of sessions and swimming abilities.

The pool is located behind a wall of glass, which looks out at the main pool hall where the competition pool and diving pool are located. Olympic athletes from all over the world trained and warmed up for races in this pool before their events during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The training pool features a unique state of the art movable boom which can be moved in the pool to create two separate and more intimate swimming spaces. This means a 50 metre pool can be enjoyed or two pools of 25m each. With the movable floor the training pool will normally be set with one end at 0.8m deep and the other end at 1.2m deep, however this may change based on the session running. This makes the pool incredibly flexible for multiple purposes at the same time during swimming lessons, for different ability ranges during the family & kids swim time, and when the space is used for private events.

The pool is 21 metres wide and can be split into eight lanes, however for most of the time the pool will be split into two 25m pools, one side offering lane swimming in our Fitness Swimming 25 session, or open for our swim for all sessions and family swim time.

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.


  • 50m swimming pool (split into 2 x L 25m x D 2m x W 21m)
  • Buggy parking and storage
  • Male and Female Toilets
  • Male and Female Showers
  • Hair dryers and vanity
  • Lockers (£1 returnable)
  • Poolpods

Please note some of these facilties may not be on offer currently due to Covid secure measures.

Whats on offer

Swim for all:

Session open to all ages and abilities, a session suitable for fun and games with one lane available when 25m lane siwimming is not.

Floor: 1m deep

Adult Lane Swim:

Session is open for 16+

25m lane swimming

4 lanes available, beginner, slow, medium and fast. 

Please note these times and sessions will be available from the 2nd of November 2020.

  Swim School Swim for all  Adult Lane Swim
Monday 16.00-19.15pm Closed Closed
Tuesday 16.00-19.15pm 11.00am-14.00pm 19.30-21.00pm
Wednesday 16.00-19.15pm Closed Closed
Thursday 16.00-19.15pm 11.00am-14.00pm 19.00-21.00pm
Friday 16.00-19.15pm 12.00-14.00pm Closed
Saturday 9.00-12.45pm 13.00-16.00pm 13.00-16.00pm
Sunday 9.00-12.45pm 13.00-16.00pm 13.00-16.00pm

Are you ready to experience the training pool for yourself? Check out what times and sessions are available through our App or the link below.

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