Diving facilities in London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1534
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What are you doing to provide adequate provision and diving facilities across London, and how does this fit into the Olympic legacy in London?

Answer

Answer for Diving facilities in London

Answer for Diving facilities in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Aquatics Centre opened to the public on 1 March. Members of the public are able to book a range of diving sessions, lessons and courses at this venue, in conjunction with British Diving.

The LLDC is supporting the Diving Community Engagement Legacy Programme, to be delivered alongside the FINA Diving Series, which will be held at the Aquatics Centre in April 2014.

Elsewhere in London, Crystal Palace National Sports Centre continues to offer a full range of diving facilities; diving facilities at St George's pools in Tower Hamlets and Highgrove Leisure Centre in Hillingdon have recently undergone refurbishment; Waltham Forest Pool's diving facilities are scheduled for refurbishment later this year; and interest in diving has grown in recent years at all other existing facilities, including Queen Mothers LC in Westminster, Morden Park Pools in Merton and Barnet Copthall LC in Barnet.