Who we are

We are a local charity building a ground breaking, disability deep water facility that can be used by all in our community and beyond. We will be aiming to offer over fifty aquatic activities at our unique centre.

Registered Charity Number 1175869

Our vision

To create a fully inclusive deep water facility. Enabling people of all abilities to take part in over fifty aquatic activities right here in the Barnet Borough.

Why we need this

The only deep water pool in North West London gets demolished in 2019 and there will be no facility of this kind for future generations. We aim to rebuild this much needed community asset in Mill Hill but we need your support to achieve this.

Building this pool will mean having a state of the art facility right here in Barnet

What our new centre will bring

State of the art facility using latest technology

  • Moveable floor to enable over fifty aquatic activities
  • Six diving boards
  • Underwater fitness classes
  • Full wheelchair access into the pool
  • Lift to the diving platforms – nothing like this is available in the UK

More programmes and extended timetables for

  • Schools
  • Squads
  • Athletes
  • Lessons
  • Disability watersport

Achieving our goal


  • The cost to make this happen is estimated to be £5 million
  • The only way to bring this dream to life is to get involved by fundraising
  • Protect our deep water pool by signing our petition here
  • All help and skillsets are welcome

So far we have raised


but we still need to raise £4.5M




to go


11% of target

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Thanks to our


Maddy Hopson

Maddie, who has cerebal palsy, was once told by doctors that she would never walk again. However, Maddie is now both an avid diver and diving coach. We are honoured that Maddie is one of our Patrons. Please watch her video here and find out why she was inspired to help us.

Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley, famous for her portrayal of fashionista Patsy Stone in sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, is a prolific campaigner, having supported the rights of indigenous people, environmentalism and vegetarianism among many other causes. She has now lent her voice to our Save Barnet Diving campaign.

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Very pleased to see the response to this from ITV and the complaints commission. Makes me incredibly sad and worried for this world that people felt the need to complain.

We really, really need your help and support please @JMNSwimmer since our last pool@got demolished - now the pool we moved our devastated kids too is not re-opening. Half of capital city now has no access to a deep water pool. This can’t be right?

As another weekend comes round I wonder what next week will bring. Still working to get funding for the sector and trying to get all our @Swim_England members back in the water. More restrictions likely; need to keep our pools open!

@Swim_England @JMNSwimmer There are still many divers, including england and gb squad, with no water time at all. Some have been actively excluded if they normally train with funded divers. Can’t be that important...

Except half of London now has no access to deep water pools? So hard to thank the coaches when we can’t actually get in any water?

We can’t get a response to zero deep water in half of London the Capital city. In less than a year we’ve lost access to TWO pools - kids yet again devastated and yet again no-one can reply? Seems terribly sad.

I know right. Both pools we’re fought for for years. Seems like COVID is the perfect excuse not to reopen. No strategic thinking by the Governing bodies and no-one will stick their neck out and fight. You just can’t make up having less leisure in this day and age

Hi James - @PR_PoolsFitness deep water pool - this is less than a year since #barnetcopthall deep water pool got demolished

Truly is Ross. The Olympic Legacy took a dive in #Barnet and now #Haringey too 😬
#London2012 #OlympicLegacy 🤷🏽‍♀️

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North London Aquatics
Champions Way
London NW4

07940 735025

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