Date posted 14 Jan 2022


The Leisure Pool at Wavelengths in Deptford was officially opened on Sunday 9 January 2022 after an extensive £800,000 refurbishment by Lewisham Council.   

The much-loved leisure pool in Deptford now has many new features including a brand new parent and child teaching pool, state-of-the-art lighting, showers and toilets and a completely rebuilt changing area with larger cubicles. The “Aquasplash” inflatable sessions will start in the pool soon providing a fun challenge for older teenagers to take on the floating obstacle course and race their friends. The new dedicated viewing area beside the pool means parents/guardians can watch the fun without having to get wet. 

New motors have been installed meaning that the temperature in different parts of the pool areas can now be adjusted to different levels. The parent and child pool is warmer than the main pool at 32°C to suit the little ones and the jacuzzi is a lovely and balmy 34°C. 

Wavelengths Leisure centre has lots on offer including an additional fitness pool, a 50 station gym with three fitness studios and a huge range of fitness classes from Group Cycle to Zumba. The first-floor soft play offers a great space for younger children to have fun and burn some energy. 

Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham said: 

“We know how important the Wavelengths Leisure Pool is to our residents and we are so happy that we have been able to invest in this leisure facility in Deptford to create such a brilliant new pool space for families, children and the whole community. We are determined to do all we can at Lewisham Council to ensure that local people are able to access brilliant leisure facilities right across the borough in order to enjoy active, healthy lifestyles.” 

Cllr André Bourne, Cabinet Member responsible for Leisure Centres said:  

“This refurbishment has been completed in recognition of how important the pool is to local residents, so it was great to see the excitement as people saw the new facilities for the first time - I really enjoyed taking my young children down there at the weekend. I know how much the pool has been missed in Deptford over the last few months whilst this refurbishment has been happening. I’m pleased with our investment in a wonderful community asset that local people can enjoy for years to come.” 

Better's Jon Mann, GM for Wavelengths said:

“As the UK’s foremost charitable leisure social enterprise, Better exist to get more people more active more often - and in doing so improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of local communities. We work very hard to reduce barriers to participation and improve the customer experience.

“All our staff are looking forward to a busy and fun-filled year at Wavelengths Leisure Centre with these newly refurbished facilities and we guarantee a warm welcome to all our visitors.” 

With its new, light and airy feel, palm trees and sloped beach-style pool entrance, it’s an ideal place for people to escape the wintry cold weather outside so it is no surprise that local residents have enthusiastically rushed to book up the first few days of swimming slots.


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