Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
Sheaf Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2BP
Phone:01142799766 Map cynanthrope
A must-visit for anyone in the area who loves swimming. Perfectly situated not far from the railway and bus station and offering an excellent pool with flumes and lazy river. Perfect for young and old alike. I must also take this opportunity to highly commend the staff at the Speedo desk who are very well-informed on swim wear and other swimming related products. All the staff I spoke to seemed genuinely willing to help.
This huge sports centre has seen better days (things look a little worn), but it still holds its own as one of the biggest and best liesure centres in town.
The swimming pool is a 50m behemoth with wide lanes and diving blocks. The opening hours are the best around, open until 9.30pm on Sundays.
However, it is expensive at £4 a go.
A large multi-purpose, council run (sort of) sports centre. It has a 50 metre pool, a diving pool, a kids fun pool, various gyms and sports hall. They provide regular lessons and sessions for a vast variety of sports inc. badminton, yoga, pilates, aquafit etc. It has had a recent refurb and is now looking a lot fresher. Membership is reasonably priced considering the amount of stuff on offer.
There aren't very many good public swimming pools round our way so in a fit of enthusiasm one day last summer we thought we'd take our two kids (then aged 4 and 2) to Ponds Forge for some swimming.
Ponds Forge is very close the Sheffield's main railway station, which is very convenient for families used to travelling by train like ourselves.
The pool didn't have quite as many features as we would have hoped for, but it was still good, and it kept the kids occupied for almost an hour in the (more...)LCRW1978
This is the best sports centre I have ever been to, especially if you love the water.
There is a 50m swimming pool that has a movable floor so its can be made deeper or more shallow depending on the sessions. Theres the diving area too and also a fun pool seperate to the swimming pool which has a wave machine. Some of the lane swimming sessions are laned width ways so you are still only swimming 25ms per lap.
Theres a relaxation area with sun beds you can pay for a session on, jacuzzi, sa (more...)Next