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Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

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Address: Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP, England
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+44 114 223 3400
06:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:30

A world class venue at the heart of the community, Ponds Forge has...

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.

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Great competition venue

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... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2016
Jess W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Barcelona, Spain
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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!

Thank Joh2008
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 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
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Reviewed 22 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 room is crowded with 3 in a big venue with small changing a great shame... More 

Thank annetteSheffield
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 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 used by thousands of people every day!

Thank DarrenSims
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 28 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
Redhill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 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
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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 pool and made bigger waves,the flumes were slow and you could feel the joints as... More 

Thank Monsterben
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
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 reception staff are friendly. The pool area is tired. The floor is lethally slippy. I... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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 be nice too. This pool is tired and needs a little tlc. If you can't... More 

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Rossington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

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