Sunderland Aquatic Centre

Sunderland Aquatic Centre

Sunderland Aquatic Centre is an indoor sports complex next to the Stadium of Light in the city of Sunderland, England. It contains an Olympic-size swimming pool, a diving pool and a gymnasium. It is the only full Olympic-standard pool in North East England between Glasgow and Leeds. The centre was opened on 18 April 2008 with a fireworks and lights display.

It replaced Fact|date=September 2008 the swimming pool and gymnasium facilities at the Crowtree Leisure Centre which was opened in 1978 by Prince Charles. The pool at Crowtree had a tropical beach style with a slide, two diving pools and a wave machine, and was not an Olympic-standard pool.

ee also

*List of Olympic-size swimming pools in the United Kingdom

External links

* [ Sunderland Aquatic Centre website]
* [ BBC Wear's features and pictures of Sunderland Aquatic Centre]

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