Venue Information

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.