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Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP, England
+44 114 223 3400
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£7.55 to go for a 'lane swim' as they call it. This gets you into the 50 metres pool but not the... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Barcelona, Spain
via mobile
Great competition venue

Been here several times for long course and short course meets. Would recommend to any athlete or... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2016
Jess W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“fun pool” (6 reviews)
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Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP, England
+44 114 223 3400
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

£7.55 to go for a 'lane swim' as they call it. This gets you into the 50 metres pool but not the slide's pool. Been in many pools in my time but nothing even approaching this price. Wow! Outrageous!

1  Thank Joh2008
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Been here several times for long course and short course meets. Would recommend to any athlete or coach. Venue is large... swimming at times struggles to fill the spectator seating.

Thank Jess W
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

nothing haw changed who ever designs a gym to hold 200 people and members changing to hold 50 at the very most it still smells too and is thilthy this is no exageration value for money because of other venues but thats it the steam...More

1  Thank annetteSheffield
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Have been visiting Ponds Forge for over 15 years and shared some brilliant times in the competition pool as a competitive swimmer and (now) coach. If I was being picky I would say the toilets could benefit from a refurb but it's a busy facility...More

Thank DarrenSims
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Too hot as usual but the foods good value for money and the staff are friendly. Would help if the music wasn't quite as loud

Thank woody627
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The complex was very busy due to a uni swim meet, but went to the leisure pool with family who loved the lazy river and children play area. Would recommend as a fun pool, although mine didn't keep the wave machine.

Thank crystald629
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Not good at all,very little parking facilities and had to pay to park,expensive to get in and the changing rooms were dirty,the lazy river was just a trickle and could have been a bit more faster,the wave pool was disappointing,I could have farted in the...More

1  Thank Monsterben
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Went for the National Masters Champs. Well run gala, but that not up to PFSC. The building is celebrating approx 25 years now. This shows. It hasn't changed a bit since I first went in 1991. The changing room lockers have been improved and the...More

1  Thank Neville B
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We are attending the British Gas Senior and Masters Nationals. The facility is good, it has water timing pads and a swim down pool (diving pit)... For swimming what more do we need. Clean toilets would be nice with toilet roll and clean facility would...More

1  Thank sirkitchalott
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Not a lot to say really. Its an enormous leisure centre that covers everything you need really. I went to watch my daughter in a swimming gala. Massive pool area with high diving pool. Lots spectator seating. Extremely hot even in the winter months.

Thank cadders74
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29 November 2015|
Response from Tank123 |
No eis does But ring before going as regularly out of use
3 July 2015|
Response from Tank123 |
If you get there early enough you'll get a space if not ncp nearby ask at reception for discount voucher