Club History

Swimming is hugely popular around the world, and the successes of Britain’s swimmers in the Olympics and on the national stage have served to increase participation in this fully inclusive sport.

Competitive Swimming has become one of the giants of amateur athletics in the world and is recognised as the second most important Olympic sport behind track and field athletics. There are about 1800 swimming clubs in England with nearly 50,000 registered competitors aged 9 years and over. Of course each club has many more swimmers who do not yet compete.

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