Queen Mother Sports Centre
London - Central, England, UNITED KINGDOM

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The Basics
Facility Name
Queen Mother Sports Centre
Web Address
Street Address
223 Vauxhall Bridge Road , Victoria , London - Central , England , UNITED KINGDOM (Postal Code: SW 1V 1EL)
Telephone
(020) 7630 5522

Admission
Visitors (adult)
£6.10. [April, 2015 - March, 2016]
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Year-Round Pools and Boards at Facility
EquipmentDescription 
Pool 125m x 17m, 6 lanes, 0.9m - 1.7m depth, indoors, 83º - 84°F (28º - 29°C)
DivingOne 1m board.

Locator
Location
Behind (and very convenient to) Victoria Station. Nearest tube: Victoria
Historical County
(More Information)
Greater London
GPS
51.49377, -0.14054
Teams that Use Facility
TypeTeam NameContact 
Masters SwimOtter Swimming ClubClick on the Team Name to view its website.
Masters SwimOut to SwimClick on the Team Name to view its website.
Youth SwimChelsea and Westminster Swimming ClubClick on the Team Name to view its website.
Water PoloOtter Swimming Club - Water PoloClick on the Team Name to view its website.
Synchro SwimOut to SwimClick on the Team Name to view its website.
Synchro SwimSeymour Synchronised Swimming ClubClick on the Team Name to view its website.
Notes
The pool usually has four lanes for swimmers of slow, "getting faster" and two fast lanes.


Facility Reviews
Lane discipline is enforced, but crawl is not enforced in the fast lane.
Rating: 6 on a scale of 10. Crowded, many breaststrokers in the freestyle lane, making it hard to swim hard.
Nice facilities, but at 29ºC. (84ºF.), it's too hot for training.
Nice and clean. Not crowded at 8 AM. Two lanes with lane lines, the rest, a free-for-all. Water too warm; probably 86ºF (30ºC).
Busy, especially evenings. Staff laissez-faire.
Not too warm: ~82º F (28ºC). Very crowded at 6 PM on a Monday, but bright, clean, and good for a workout.
The change rooms have been recently renovated; they are pleasant but there are not enough benches, so they get very crowded. Lane discipline has gone downhill. There a lot of very slow swimmers in the fast lane - and aggressive with it! It's getting hotter all the time - 30ºC. This pool used to be a pleasure but is now very disappointing. [June, 2013]
Swam at 8:30 a.m. on a weekday; the crowd was modest and lane speed was being followed by all. Medium seemed to mean "okay for breast stroke" and I didn't encounter any breaststrokers in the fast lane. Agree on the locker room comment -- much improved. [May, 2014]
I swam here in October, 2014, in the morning. Eight swimmers per lane. A little cold. But I still got a decent workout. [December, 2014]
The lap pool is clean, not over-chlorinated, but slightly on the warm side. Between 8 and 9 AM on a Thursday, there were two to four swimmers per lane. Decent speed regulation. Pull buoys and small kickboards are available poolside. The communal shower area is a bit cramped; the showers and changing areas reasonably clean. [April, 2015]