Bradfield Sports Centre, Bradfield College, RG7 6AR
Facilities: Superb modern six-lane pool attached to public school. Small gallery for a dozen or so spectators. There are often exercise classes in an adjoining studio and membership of the sports centre gives access to a range of other activities.
Directions from Reading: Leave town on the A4 towards Newbury and cross the M4 at Junction 12 (just after Savacentre). Turn right at the second large roundabout, signposted Pangbourne. Turn left almost immediately and follow this road for around 2 miles into Bradfield. At the bottom of the hill into the village, turn right and the sports centre entrance is about 200 yards on the left.
Directions from M4: Leave the M4 at Junction 12, taking the A4 towards Newbury. Turn right at the second large roundabout, signposted Pangbourne. Turn left almost immediately and follow this road for around 2 miles into Bradfield. At the bottom of the hill into the village, turn right and the sports centre entrance is about 200 yards on the left.
Directions from Tilehurst: Go past Hall Place Equestrian Centre down Sulham Hill. Turn left at the Greyhound in Tidmarsh, after about two miles, follow this road for about a mile, crossing the M4, and take the next right. The entrance to the sports centre is on the right as you come into Bradfield after a further mile or so. Ample parking.
South Reading Leisure Centre, Northumberland Avenue, Reading, RG2 8DF
Facilities: 6-lane 25-metre pool with maximum 1.3-metre depth
Directions: On Northumberland Avenue opposite the John Madejski Academy. Not far from Junction 11 of the M4.
Further information can be found on the South Reading Leisure Centre website
Crosfields School, Shinfield Road, Reading
Garrison Pool, Aldershot, GU11 2LQ
Note: GPS / SAT NAV users should note the Post Code is for the centre's admin block - about a mile away! Look for Rawlinson Road, Aldershot.
Facilities: Outstanding 8 lane 50m long-course venue used by national, district age and development 2 squads, as well as Masters.
Directions: Leave Reading on the A33 towards Basingstoke and turn left immediately at the end of the Swallowfield Bypass. Right at the first roundabout and left at the next; follow this road into Hartley Wintney. Turn left at the foot of the hill into the village and right after about 100 yards at the mini-roundabout; follow this road into Fleet. Go straight over the crossroads in the town centre (right-hand lane to approach it) and at the next set of lights turn left (signposted Pyestock). Turn right at the next set of lights and follow this road into Aldershot, passing the airborne forces museum (Dakota parked outside) as you enter the town. Left at the next set of lights and next right into Princes Drive; the pool is the long, low building at the bottom of the drive on the left. Ample parking.
Note: The pool is a military facility and it is important that users can be identified. Users should take out membership (nominal fee - ID cards issued on the spot) and sign in. Traffic control in the area is in the hands of the military police and speed checks are common.
Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ