Aquatics Centre at John Charles Centre for Sport
Leeds, England, UNITED KINGDOM
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Updated April 14, 2020.
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Both shared and gender-specific changing facilities are available; shower facilities are all shared. Lockers require a £1 coin deposit, which is returned after use.
On my mid-morning, weekday visit the pool was fully laned for 50 metre lap swimming (check the timetable on the facility website before you go, because sometimes the pool is laned for 25 metre lap swimming). The 10 lanes available were not speed differentiated, so it was necessary to decide which lane would most easily accommodate my pace - not a difficult task because there were no more than 40 people in the pool the whole time that I was there and I was never sharing a lane with more than three others. This is an outstanding facility: I rapidly overcame the irritation occasioned by the need to go on such a trek to get there. Indeed, I enjoyed myself so much that I swam 1,500 metres: 500 metres more than my usual daily quota.