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Former names Swansea Leisure Centre
General information
Town or city Swansea
Coordinates 51°37′01″N 3°56′26″W / 51.61694°N 3.94056°W / 51.61694; -3.94056
Current tenants Freedom leisure
Construction started 1977
Completed 1977
Opened 1977
Renovated 1 March 2008
Cost £32,000,000 Renovation
Owner City and County of Swansea council

The LC is a leisure centre located in the city centre of Swansea, Wales, UK. Originally Swansea Leisure Centre, it was re-branded as 'The LC' when the facility re-opened to the public on 1 March 2008 after a £32-million makeover. The LC's exterior has been revitalised by replacing the old concrete panels with clear glass, translucent glazing, and timber panelling.


Swansea Leisure Centre was opened by the Queen during her silver jubilee celebrations in 1977. The original centre featured the first wave machine to be installed in a leisure centre in Wales; it became one of Wales' top leisure facilities and a substantial tourist draw, attracting more than 800,000 users annually at its peak. After its closure in 2003, Swansea Council decided to refurbish the centre, which was reopened - again by the Queen - on 7 March 2008.


The LC waterpark's features include water slides, board rides, a 30 ft climbing wall, an indoor play area, a multi-purpose sports and exhibition hall (which was an official training facility for the 2012 London Olympics), exercise areas and a spa and sauna section.

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