The centre was designed by Dame Zaha Hadid giving swirls to the structure reminiscent of the building’s sporting legacy in water sports. The structure itself holds 628 panels of glass to bring in natural light from the outside into the centre. The building is 45 metre high and the roof 160 metre long and up 80 metres wide.
London Aquatics Centre now brings different activities for adults and families with different levels of competency sorted to the users’ abilities:
The Competition Pool has as 10 lanes at 50 metres long and 3 metres deep, which are used for competent swimmers who should be able to swim 100 metres in a recognised stroke.
- The Training Pool has 8 lanes at 50 metres long which is a safe environment for swimmers of all levels.
- The Diving Pool has platforms of 1 metre, 3 metre, 5 metre, 7.5 metre and 10 metre.