London Aquatics Centre
With Loughborough University London being located in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in, including at the London Aquatics Centre.
Built for the London 2012 Olympic Games and designed by world-renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, the London Aquatics Centre is one of the highlights of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This sports facility has become an important legacy and now is enjoyed by the local community in Stratford. The complex is administrated by Better, a charitable social enterprise also responsible for the Copper Box, another Olympic sports arena located only one kilometre away and also walking distance from the campus.
The membership costs only £30 a month and allows attendance to both venues. The sign up can be made online and be cancelled at any time! Beyond the swimming pool, where swimming, diving and water polo classes are offered to all ages, there is also a very well-equipped gym. The Aquatics Centre is a good opportunity to enjoy such an impressive Olympic venue, be involved in healthy activities and engage with the community.
Thank you Alexandre Cerdeira, Sport Business and Innovation MSc student, for writing this blog and offering some opportunities people can get involved with nearby to our campus.