I've had some fun times in this place.
It opened in 2006, so it's still pretty new. I really like it. I used to have a LifestylePlus card which meant I could swim at any time for 50p a throw or use the gym for the same price, but it has since expired and I no longer qualify, so I must shell out the full whack of £3.30.
There is usually no limit on the time you can spend in the pool, I've not used the gym but I believe the same is true of that. There are two pools, a small learners one and a regular sized (25m) pool with a freestyle section and lanes.
If you go during the day there are likely to be school kids having swimming lessons, but this rarely infringes on your own swim fun. Quite frequently though, you will have the pool nearly to yourself. Remember 20p for the lockers!
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The pool is named after Janet Adegoke,who was the first black mayor of London. I respect this woman for all her political and social achievements, but mostly because she has a very pleasant pool in her name. Well done, Janet. And thank you.
It's great to have swimming facilities nearby, and this fairly new pool serves the purpose well. Clean, and well run, it is great for a pre-work swim (as it is open from 7am) when there are never very many people about. I took my stepson here too and he loved it, as during holidays (and I'm assuming weekends) they throw in the inflatables, while keeping swimming lanes open for the serious swimmers. There is also a childrens pool for the littler ones. It isn't a huge pool, but the use of a swimming facility is a boon to this area.
This is a great pool. Not only is it newish and usually deserted, but it is dirt cheap - I went from paying a disgusting 4.50 per swim in Bloomsbury to, wait for it, 1.70 a time at Janet Adegoke! There are regular lessons for people of all abilities and ages, as well as a shallow beginners' pool. The centre is easy to get to from Bush, East Acton and the White City area, but you will find it difficult to get here from elsewhere. If you decide to, however, it will be worth your while!
Clean and never-busy pool, which is always useful. I've tended to go at normally busy times, but here there are generally 1 or 2 small groups of children and parents, learning to swim or playing about, and then lanes for the more serious swimmer.
Depending on when you go, there are 1-3 lanes available. Never too much hassle, and it's never too busy.
Around 6 months ago, the pool smelled a little like they had a toilet drainage problem but this appears to be sorted now!
Terrible swimming pool. No hot water in the showers. I went there in February and March 2012 and both times there was no hot water. They don't warn you on reception and happily take your money, so you only find out there's no hot water when you start using the shower.
Children shriek and make non-human sounds like you've never heard before, no parents or staff tell them to stop.
Islamic women-only swim slots when they cover the viewing area with curtains and don't let men in are disturbing and only further segregate communities. Ironically, the pool is named after Janet Adegoke who worked to unite communities.
They got rid of the wave machine.
It used to be a nice pool, but now it's a slum. I'd rather travel further somewhere nicer than use this hell hole.
I visited it with a cousin who is a regular member of the pool. The place was overcrowded and the shower rooms were wet and messy.
A great pool, clean and spacious facilities. Baby swim class very popular. Female-only time is 3 hrs on a sat from 4pm, a great initiative for women uncomfortable around men to get some exercise.
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