London's 25m Swimming Pools

London’s 25m Swimming Pools

London’s existing 25m pools

The London Aquatic Centre and Hillingdon Leisure Complex both have bulkheads which enable them to be set up as 25m competition Pools.  Other 25m swimming pools which meet the standard for a county short course competition include:

  1. Becontree in Barking and Dagenham which has a 25-metre by 10-lane community pool, a learner pool, and spectator seating for 500 spectators;
  2. Eltham Centre in Greenwich which has a 25-metre 8-lane pool with adequate depths plus secondary pool with minimum 17m length for swim down and spectator seating for 200. However, the main pool is only 17m wide, therefore lane widths are only 2.0m rather than the standard 2.5m
  3. Isleworth LC in Hounslow which has a 25-metre by 6-lane pool with adequate depths, plus a secondary pool of minimum 17m for swim down
  4. Mile End Park in Tower Hamlets which has a 25-metre 8-lane pool with adequate depths, plus a secondary pool of minimum 17m for swim down and spectator seating for 250. However, the main pool is only 17m wide, therefore lane widths are only 2.0m rather than the standard 2.5m
  5. Westcroft LC in Sutton which has a 25-metre 8-lane pool with adequate depths plus a secondary pool of minimum 17m for swim down and spectator seating for 200. However, the main pool is only 17m wide, therefore lane widths are only 2.0m rather than the standard 2.5m

There are six swimming pools that meet the minimum standard for a district level competition:

  1. Acton LC in Ealing which has a 25m 8-lane pool.
  2. Clissold LC in Hackney which has a 25m 8-lane pool and seating for 230 spectators.
  3. Glass Mill LC in Lewisham which has a 25m 8-lane pool with seating for 300 spectators.
  4. Sapphire Ice and Leisure in Romford which has a 25m 8-lane pool
  5. Swiss Cottage LC in Camden which has a 25m 8-lane pool which has seating for 184.

There below listed facilities are all 25-metre by 6-lane community swimming pools.

  1. Bromley High School
  2. Central Park LC in Romford
  3. Colfe’s Leisure in Lewisham
  4. Downham Health and Leisure in Lewisham
  5. Dulwich College Sports Club in Southwark
  6. Dulwich Prep in Southwark
  7. East Ham LC in Newham
  8. Eric Liddell Sports Centre in Bromley
  9. Forest Hill Pools in Lewisham
  10. Holloway School in Islington
  11. JAGs Sports Club in Southwark
  12. Kings Hall LC in Hackney
  13. Lady Eleanor Holles School in Richmond
  14. New Addington LC in Croydon
  15. South Norwood LC in Croydon
  16. St Pauls School
  17. Streatham Ice and Leisure in Lambeth
  18. Sylvestrian LC in Waltham Forest
  19. Thornton Heath LC in Croydon
  20. Trinity Sports Club in Croydon

This represents one community swimming pool per 110,444 head of population!

LONDON NEEDS MORE 25M POOLS

There is a significant gap in supply as Swim England analysis shows Greater London need for at least 13,932m2 of water space.  And only one community swimming pool per 110,444 head of population!

The metropolis needs at the very least:

  • 20 x 25-metre by 8-lane County level competition swimming pools with a secondary swim down pool
and

  • 64 x 25-metre by 6-lane District level competition swimming pools with a learner pool.