Albatross Awards Night 2018
Albatross Wins Team Performance Award. Get Berkshire Active 2018
Armada Cup 2018
Albatross say goodbye to Central Pool
Albatross Christmas Gala & Club Championships 2017
Albatross secure a generous £750 grant from local builder Persimmon Homes
English Schools Diving Championships 2017
Luton Challenge 2017

About Us

Prepared to continue our success in 2018

Albatross is now based at a brand new facility
The Abbey School Reading 
Divers also benefit from dry training at a dedicated dry training facility
Rivermead Leisure Centre Reading

Albatross Diving Club has been in Reading for forty years.  We are extremely proud of our local history and the success of our divers at Junior International, National, Regional and Local competitions. We work hard to spot local diving talent and are especially proud that Albatross nurtured the early talent of Chris Mears, current GB Senior Dive Team Member and Olympic Gold Medallist (Rio 2016).


Albatross divers won gold at every level of National competition in 2017

British Diving National Junior Elites Gold Medallist James West
British Diving / Swim England National Talent Games Gold medallist  Lauren Saunders
Swim England National Age Groups Gold Medallists Charlotte West & Finlay Cook
Swim England National Skills Gold Medallist  Alfie Cook


Quick Facts

  • Albatross Diving Club was founded in 1978 by Anne Green Jessel, our current Club President
  • We have approximately 30 competitive squad members and around 40 more members involved in learn to dive and adult diving
  • Our squad divers are aged from 5 years and train up to 5 times a week
  • All coaches are fully qualified (Swim England L1/L2 QFC) with some having additional qualifications in lifesaving gymnastics, trampolines & rig work
  • We take our commitment to child safety extremely seriously.   All adult coaches are DBS checked and have attended workshops on safeguarding & protecting children in sport. The club has been awarded Swim Mark accreditation from Swim England
  • Many divers know Albatross through attending our novice interclub competition. This highly popular event attracts over 150 divers from clubs across the country to Reading each summer

To find out more

including a record of our National success since 2006
 please take a look at our interactive club handbook.