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Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP, England
+44 114 223 3400
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World class

The kids pool is a moat of water circulating round a large pool ,and warm water very enjoyable .the... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Jerseyruss
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Swimming shorts

I went lane swimming with my friend and I wasn't alound to swim because of my shorts they were a... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Daniel B
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A world class venue at the heart of the community, Ponds Forge has fantastic facilities for sport, leisure and entertainment. Located in Sheffield City Centre, Ponds Forge attracts more than 1.3 million visitors a year, with an Olympic sized swimming pool, the deepest diving pool in the UK and the International Sports Hall, which is the largest and most flexible events space in the whole of Sheffield.The facilities include: - 50 Metre competition pool.- 25 Metre diving pool.- Leisure pool with a lazy river, 2 flumes, baby fun area and wave machine.- 130 piece Fitness Unlimited gym.- 3 Fully equipped fitness studios.- Steam room and spa.- Trampoline atrium.- foodetc. Café with a full range of meal and drink options.- International Sports Hall (10 courts).- Skyline Suite & VIP Bar – Large conferencing space.- 3 Meeting Rooms.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible15%
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“wave machine” (9 reviews)
“fun pool” (6 reviews)
“main pool” (4 reviews)
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Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP, England
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The kids pool is a moat of water circulating round a large pool ,and warm water very enjoyable .the main swimming pool is literally world class and have championships here ,also world class diving pool , cold water !!! The gym is excellent having been...More

1  Thank Jerseyruss
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I went lane swimming with my friend and I wasn't alound to swim because of my shorts they were a little bit over my knees. So I was asked to leave and get new ones they didn't even give me a chance the thing is...More

Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Travelled all the way down here from Scotland for daughters swimming competition and I can’t fault this place one bit the facilities look great for anyone who regularly trains here in the pool or diving area . The staff in cafe area are well mannered...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Very sadly this place is overseen by very impolite staff who were very rude and highly unhelpful on my visit here. It's fallen along way from the time, in the early nineties, when it was highly commended by the Sports Design Awards body.

1  Thank Ultron-8
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Regular visitor. The facilities are excellent and make coming back easy. The staff are friendly but somewhat lax in their work making this just a very good experience.

Thank Marc S
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

A great venue all week for the swimming completion at the special Olympics. Very central and easy to find. Cafe very good food and prices. Would recommend for future comps

Thank Charlene M
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great venue for the Boccia events. Just remember to take a fan-its super warm. There is a cafe and oleabty of viewing room.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Only went here as a visitor so didn't swim but the place looks pretty good with lots of facilities. Staff were good as were all the volunteers.

Thank Auchtubh8
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Went swimming here recently with my husband and two kids. This is my local baths and I grew up coming here after school most days. Sadly the leisure pool is shut weekdays now so you can only go ok weekends. It's pricey to get in,...More

2  Thank DivaAllott
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Attended the British Summer Swimming Championships at the Ponds Forge Pool. Great swimming pool although it's beginning to look quite dated in comparison to much newer pools.

Thank Fraser S
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