Spring 2021 Season 

QMC Swimming Pool Sessions Cancelled Until Further Notice

Pool sessions cannot re-commence now that we are in Tier 4. When the situation changes, and the QMC Sports Centre re-opens we will re-assess the situation and make a decision on how and when to re-start pool sessions.

When we restart pool sessions, there will be a few changes to the way we operate. 

  • As before, pool sessions will be for half an hour and will start 7:15, 7:45, 8:15 and 8:45
  • To start with, we will be limiting numbers to 6 on the pool at any time, to ensure proper distancing. We may increase this later.
  • All sessions will need to be pre-booked. Booking will basically be on a first come, first served basis, but we may need to ask people to be flexible about which session they have at times and the 7:15 sessions will be prioritised for juniors. You can book your session by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your preferred slot and if possible, a second choice.  Booking for each Wednesday will open on the Thursday before and close at 9pm on the Tuesday. You will get an email confirming your slot. Please don't pay until you have had email confirmation because it is not easy for us to give refunds.
  • We will not be taking bookings at the pool, or over the phone.
  • The cost of sessions will be £5 per half hour and will be strictly open to current BADCC members (or members or BCCC & BVCC, if there is space).
  • Payment will be via BACS, directly to the Club's account
    •  Sort Code: 20-05-00, Account Number: 63937313. Please use the reference: YourName-Pool . 
  • The only people allowed at the pool will be those paddling (and a parent/driver if applicable) and the club members running the session (Life Guard, Coach, Desk Officer etc) 
  • You will need to come "paddle ready". The changing room will only be available after your session.
  • We will have a set of operating procedures which will seem quite strict, but are necessary. These will be sent out to Club members shortly, but the first time you come to the pool, someone will run through them with you.
  • There will be a club coach "running" each session who will be at the poolside, or on the water, and available for ad-hoc coaching and advice, if required. 
  • As always, if you bring your own kit, please ensure it is squeaky clean before bringing it into the pool (i.e. no mice living in it!)


Our swimming pool sessions are at the QMC Sports Centre Pool between 7.15pm and 9.15pm every Wednesday from 8th January until 25th March

The BADCC pool phone number is 07874831362. Members can call this number (between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Wednesday evenings only) to check availability of sessions, and book places. 

The Spring 2020 pool programme, with additional information, is available here.

BADCC holds swimming pool sessions in the pool in Queen Mary's College sports centre on Wednesday evenings from September over the winter until the following April. Click Here for map pointer to QMC. 

  • For the first (7.15pm) session, children must be changed and already in buoyancy aids at 7 o'clock.
  • Everyone should arrive in good time for their session.
  • Open Sessions can be pre-booked the week before. People can come to the pool and book or use the pool phone.
  • For the Open Sessions, we will aim to have at least one coach (preferably more) available for tuition and advice

The BADCC pool phone allows club members to call the desk on a club night between 7 and 9pm.

The address for Queen Mary's College is

Queen Mary's College
Cliddesden Road 
RG21 3HF 
 Click Here for map pointer to QMC.