Find out more about the host venue of the Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships, the Manchester Aquatics Centre.
The Manchester Aquatics Centre, often affectionately known as the MAC, is a public aquatics sports facility south of the city centre of Manchester. The pool is home to the British Swimming Performance Centre Manchester, with a number of Britain's top para-swimmers based at the centre for training.
The venue was originally designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects and cost £32 million to construct in time for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The building takes the approximate shape of an asymmetric trapezoidal prism, and from the outside, the roof resembles a wave.
In 2021 the centre began a major refurbishment and is scheduled to reopen fully to the public in Spring 2023.
Travelling to the venue...
2 Booth Street East, Ardwick, Manchester, M13 9SS
Public transport is a great option to travel to the venue, either by bus, train or cycle.
- Bus: 15, 16, 18, 38, 41, 42, 42A, 43, 44, 111, 142, 143, 147, 157, 191
- Train: Manchester Oxford Road
- Cycle: Bike storage available
Launch map and get directions here.