In 2012, it was the Olympic venue where dreams came true for some of our best swimmers. But from today, the multi-million pound Aquatic Centre in Stratford is open to everyone. And for those who were there first, there was someone rather famous to give them some pointers, as Luke Hanrahan reports.
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Tom Daley told me this morning he is looking forward to training alongside members of the public at the Aquatics Centre.
Designed by internationally renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, the London Aquatics Centre is one of the most recognisable venues from the Games with its unique wave like roof.
16-year-old Michael Ampofo, the first 6th former into the pool, said he was thrilled to be training in an Olympic venue.
Sixth formers from St Bonaventure's School in Forest Gate are trying out the main pool today. The pool opens to the public on Saturday.
Eighteen months after the end of London 2012, the wings are gone and the ugly duckling has finally turned into a swan. The Aquatics Centre boasts two 50-metre swimming pools, a diving pool, dry diving room and a gym.
The swimming complex was commissioned in 2004 when London was still considered an outsider in the race to host the 2012 Olympics.
The most expensive leisure centre ever built in Britain will be unveiled today four days before it opens to the public.
The £250m London Aquatics Centre was meant to be the iconic venue of the 2012 Olympic Games. But the sweeping curves of the 3,000 tonne roof were hidden by two temporary "wings" containing 15,000 spectator seats.