Cardiff International Pool

The Cardiff International Pool (Welsh: Pwll Rhyngwladol Caerdydd) is a sport facility located in the Cardiff International Sports Village in Cardiff, capital of Wales.<ref name="Pool">{{cite web |url= http://www.leisure-centre.com/centredetails.php?RECORD_KEY%28centres%29=ID&ID(centres)=76

Cardiff International Pool
Pwll Rhyngwladol Caerdydd
centre
Location Grangetown, Cardiff, Wales
Built 2006-2008
Opened 12 February 2008
Owner Cardiff County Council
Operator Parkwood Leisure
Surface Swimming and diving pools
Construction cost £32m
General Contractor Orion Land & Leisure and Explore Investments
Capacity 1,000

The Cardiff International Pool (Welsh: Pwll Rhyngwladol Caerdydd) is a sport facility located in the Cardiff International Sports Village in Cardiff, capital of Wales. It opened to the public on 12 January 2008 and was officially opened on 26 February 2008 by Duncan Goodhew.<ref>Record opening for new city pool</ref>

It is a public-private funded project, with a partnership between Cardiff Council (land owner), OLLC which is a partnership between Orion Land & Leisure and Explore Investments (developers) and Parkwood Leisure (operator).<ref name="Signing ceremony for pool">Signing ceremony for pool</ref><ref>Parkwood Leisure manages Cardiff's newest International sport and leisure venue</ref><ref name="£32m Olympic pool opens its doors">£32m Olympic pool opens its doors</ref> Parkwood won the contract to manage the facility for 10 years, with a projected turnover of £2.5m each year.<ref>Parkwood wins Cardiff pool contract</ref> Cardiff International Pool

Construction of the GB£32 million facility commenced in April 2006 and includes two pools; an Olympic size 50 m (164 ft) 10-lane competition swimming pool with seating for 1,000 spectators and a 25 m (82 ft) 4-lane indoor waterpark with flume rides, a beach area with water slides, a lazy river and jacuzzi. The centre also has a fitness suite and studios, conference rooms and a café.

It was also built to support the London 2012 Olympics as a training facility. Several other sporting venues in the city of Cardiff are being used for Olympics, the Millennium Stadium will be used for football in the Olympics. The pool replaces the Olympic size Empire Pool (used in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, which Cardiff hosted) which was demolished to make way for the Millennium Stadium ready for Cardiff and Wales to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

See also

  • Sport in Cardiff

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Coordinates: 51°26′59″N 3°10′52″W / 51.4497547°N 3.1810784°W / 51.4497547; -3.1810784



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Dod Ross
9 April 2012
The flumes are great fun. Orange is fastest, red is slow and leisurely, yellow somewhere in between. Blue Space Bowl is a laugh if u don't mind a minor battering, worth it tho :-D
Best of Wales
26 May 2013
This gets the thumbs up from many families who stay at our self catering accommodation in Cardiff. With many different water features and slides it is great for all ages.
HiroTag
17 September 2011
You can securely put your bags in lockers for £1 coin and don't forget returned coin after open the locker!
Aaron Reeks
2 January 2011
Leisure pool is great fun. Must try the splash bowl. Shame about the surrounding wasteland. Really let's it down.
Row T
13 May 2015
Won't let families swim in "public swim" when 'leisure pool' is closed!!!!
James McFadden
24 December 2014
Don't forget your swimming bathers.
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