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


Detailed plans are being drawn up to ensure water polo players can return to action! 🤽‍♂️

We are ‘absolutely committed to getting the game back on’ following the Government publishing the Return to Recreational Team Sport Framework ⤵️

@Sw_EngWaterPolo @ENGWaterPolo @BWPL_org

After 128 days, pools can reopen today 😍

Sadly, many remain shut 😢

Here, @JMNSwimmer explains why we’ll keep on shouting loud for financial support to help those pools that remain closed as our sports, members, clubs, swim schools, teachers and coaches deserve better...

So pleased to see some of @Swim_England members and swimming fans enjoying their first post lockdown swim but so sad for millions of others who still can’t get in their pool. I am not giving up on the fight for funding. More written media articles tomorrow and ITV news tonight.

This is what we were told when #Barnet spent 48 million on two new mediocre leisure centres. Let’s hope Plymouth can fight the good fight and have everyone backing them to re-open.
Meanwhile we still have land to build a deep water pool on and half a million to kick off with

“Hopefully, he will have taken our concerns on board…”

@JMNSwimmer has met with Sports Minister @HuddlestonNigel to stress the urgent need for financial support to help safeguard swimming pools and jobs. 

Find out more here 👇

@JMNSwimmer @plymouthcc @Swim_England @britishswimming Please work with the clubs too. We’re completely winded and devastated by this news!

BBC One showing #London2012 Opening Ceremony reminds me of my time as a Games Maker. My love of sunsets was as prevalent back then as it’s always been. This one from the Olympic Park in Stratford.

Watch now on @BBCiPlayer - see @LeonTaylorGB in conversation with @TomDaley1994 as they look back on Toms career from junior athlete through each Olympics to now and his hopes for @Tokyo2020 @TeamGB #onesport #workingtogether #lookingtothefuture #olympicrewind

So true! But glad it still aired despite it being edited heavily as it was filmed when we still thought pools would open on the 3rd July! 😬 Never thought we would still be waiting to #OpenOurPools #EveryLittleHelps https://twitter.com/JMNSwimmer/status/1280568505595723776

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  • The Latest: September 2018
    The last few months have been really busy!! July started with a roadtrip down to Plymouth to film and interview our Patron Maddy Hopson who is […]
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    Our goal is to build an inclusive, deep water facility that can be used by all in our community and beyond. We will be offering over […]

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North London Aquatics
Champions Way
London NW4

07940 735025

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