Had the great priveledge of being a spectator at one of the The diving events as London Prepares at The Aquatic Centre. I just loved the building Designed by Zaha Hadid you really feel you are under the belly of the whale. It is beautiful the best swimming pool I have ever seen. You just want to jump in and make a big Splash it feels so inviting. Apparently the building has walls which extend to allow for more seating when it is full to capacity. The diving pool has been designed with windows deep down so that the competitiors can be filmed under water. I guess that facility exists in the swimming pool. Not sure what happened to the air conditioning because it was extremely hot. But a terrific experience. COME ON GB!!!
Went to see the Diving World Cup event here. The building is very impressive and looks like it will be great for watching swimming. Seats feel close to the main pool. Facilities are set on the outside and are adequate. A bit too much space is used up between the lower and upper tiers of seats with a walkway, but it is probably for disabled access and evacuation measures. The seats are not very comfortable and feel too plastic to stand the test of time. My biggest issue is with diving pool. The seating dwindles away as you get to the pool so you can't get close to the action. The 10m platform starts in the dark so it is not easy to see from far away and photography is almost impossible. The air is very warm inside so light clothing required. The roof is very impressive and seems to help the atmosphere.
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