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

Overview

  • 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

£500,000

but we still need to raise £4.5M

142

People
donated

415

Days
to go

£500,000

11% of target

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Thanks to our

Patrons

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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Thank you to the invaluable support of our sponsors and friends.

Twitter

.@_ukactive Chair @Tanni_GT tells @dpcoverdale about the opportunity to improve disability provision in sport & fitness & how essential gyms and leisure facilities are @AllForActivity @MailSport

Disability sports MUST come back stronger after the pandemic https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-9295791/Baroness-Tanni-Grey-Thompson-Disability-sports-come-stronger-pandemic.html?ito=amp_twitter_share-top

We are thrilled that the government’s roadmap contains suggested dates for reopening swimming pools & outdoor sports venues. We are awaiting the publication of the legislation & information from separate, devolved and Irish Governments and will provide further guidance shortly.

Gyms and leisure facilities across the UK require urgent financial support from Government to avoid a long-term economic downturn.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/gyms-leisure-centres-covid-government-warning-b850167.html

I will keep paying two sets of membership but I can’t help being disappointed during the horrific demolition of #BarnetCopthall we begged for help from everyone and we were treated appallingly. Now everyone knows how it feels to lose their beloved sport, even if this is temp 😬

📢 Calling local businesses 📢

✨ This year we have not been able to run our normal Christmas Santa Skills Raffle and so in order to raise funds into our equipment pot, we are seeking donations for our Sheffield Diving Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar Raffle 🎄

We might have only been back in Ponds Forge Sports Centre 1️⃣0️⃣ days before lockdown 2.0 but we made the most of every minute. Here’s a snap shot of training by Olympian @Freddiediver 💦@Swim_England @Sw_EngDiving @SheffCityTrust @SheffieldStar @SheffCouncil @BBCSheffield https://twitter.com/SheffieldDiving/status/1325411369613733888

We are looking for a group of young volunteers between 15-20 prepared to speak out about key issues or ideas they might have about aquatics. Do you want to be part of the youth voice for the region? Follow the link and apply now! https://www.swimming.org/london/regional-youth-advisory-panel-recruiting-now/

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North London Aquatics
Champions Way
London NW4

07940 735025
northlondonaquatics@outlook.com

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