London Aquatics Celebrates First Birthday

Managed by GLL, the London Aquatics Centre opened in March 2014, following the success of 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Over 4,600 people flocked to the London Aquatics Centre last month to celebrate its first birthday.

To mark the occasion, GLL, who operate the venue on behalf of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), hosted a day of taster water sports sessions. Special guests on the day included Aimee Willmott, Commonwealth Games medallist and London 2012 Team GB Swimmer and Jade Johnson, GSF Athlete and Commonwealth medallist in the Long Jump.

Having welcomed 750,000 visitors in its first year, the London Aquatics Centre has established itself as a world class sporting venue. The facility has hosted numerous high profile events in the last 12 months including the Invictus Games, Sport Relief and is now home to the Tom Daley Diving Academy.

Peter Bundey, deputy managing director at GLL said: “The London Aquatics Centre is a truly unique and exceptional venue and we have been delighted by the response we have received from both the general public and elite sportsmen and women since it reopened last year.

“The building’s incredible architecture and its location in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has made it a ‘go to’ sporting and leisure destination. We are committed to making the venue a beacon to show what Olympic and Paralympic legacy can achieve and we are working hard to ensure this is felt by all sections of the community.”