by - written on 24/07/11 (Useful, 131 readings)
For many swimmers, being told you have two 50 m pools....well, it makes your eyes light up. But with MAC, you are more likely to be restricted to using one of the four 25 m pools, if you're not being stuck in the diving pool, or being excluded all together because there is 'yet another' event on. The ... Read the complete review
by Peter - written on 02/10/10
It is probably the worst swimming pool ever! The first problem is that the water is too cold during the family swim and the children freeze after a few minutes. The second is problem is that most of the adults swim in the children's area and there is nowhere for the children to swim. And the biggest problem is that people come in their outdoor clothes and go and sit in the small children's pool. When I told the manager Karen she told me that it is their religion to swim in clothes. Shouldn't they have a special swimming suit in this case? There is also an extremely high level of Chlor in the water and it is not safe for children.
by - written on 24/03/10, updated on 24/03/10 (Very useful, 634 readings)
Manchester Aquatics Centre (MAC) is located on Oxford Road by the Royal College of Music. The pool was built for the 2002 Commonwealth games, but it was criticised for the amount of seating available (it was very poor for such a major event). This was resolved by the diving pool and the kids pool being converted to seating temporarily. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/02/10 (Very useful, 353 readings)
The Aquatics Centre is located on Oxford Road, close to the University of Manchester. The complex was build to facilitate the swimming events in the 2002 Commonwealth Games and it is now open to the public who can pay to go swimming, to use the gym, or to attend fitness classes. The Aquatics Centre is the only ... Read the complete review
by David - written on 12/06/09
Adult swimming lessons are very expensive at DOUBLE the price of most other swimming baths. There is NEVER full use of the pools, there is always at least one pool blocked off. It is blocked off all year round, despite any schedule posted on their website. They may boast having Manchester's only 50m pool, but it's pointless if you can't swim in it!!! The problems don't end there: the chlorine levels are usually ABOVE the legal amount, so apart from breaking the law, it could be very dangerous, especially for small children. A huge dissapointment and certainly not all it's hyped up to be - in fact, you'd be better off going to ANY OTHER pool! Best to avoid this pool.
by melissa - written on 19/01/09
I GO HER WITH LORRETTO COLLEDGEI LOVE IT I LOVE THE POOL IT IS GREATE FOR WHEEL CHAIRS I GO TO MEDLOC RESIRE CENTRE SWIMMING WITH OUR KIDES EYES I LOVE AQATICAS I O AQUA FIT TO MUSIC THERE.
by - written on 17/06/03, updated on 17/06/03 (Very useful, 10482 readings)
I like going swimming. It is one exercise I enjoy and the pool I swim in is no ordinary pool. It is a pool Iain Thorpe, the Torpedo has swum in. it is the Manchester Aquatics Centre that was built for last years Commonwealth Games in Manchester. However it is more than just an ordinary swimming pool in fact you could say it is a leisure ... Read the complete review