We are a small club
with big ambitions, which is powered by volunteers.
If your child is interested in competitive
swimming and you’d like to find out more about the club,
please complete this form
Joining form 051121.docx (live.com) and email it to [email protected].
Typically our swimmers start with us aged 8
and have completed ASA swim stage 7. If your swimmer meets our criteria you will
be invited to a trial session and then, if successful, will join an
appropriate club squad for a term's trial.
We charge an annual membership fee of £68
per swimmer (discounts for siblings) which covers insurance, Swim
England membership and other administrative costs. In addition,
there is a monthly fee which differs per squad, based on the level
of teaching vs. coaching and the number of hours
5th in the 2020 Somerset County Championships and
our swimmers are regularly selected for the Swim England
county and regional pathways. Some of our Performance swimmers (our
top competition squad) are training for National qualification
times and we even had a swimmer make UK Olympic trials
We have close club
links with City of Bristol and Taunton Deane Swimming Clubs, where
some of our Performance swimmers attend 'top up'
Our Head Coach, Pat
Leaman, works closely with Swim England national coaches to build
and train our own volunteer coaching team. We closely follow
Swim England’s optimal athlete development framework and
have built our own club framework around it.
Our purpose is to
‘help swimmers, coaches and volunteers to achieve their goals
inside and outside of the pool.’ Our values are ‘Be
Respectful’, ‘Show Commitment’ and ‘Be a
Our home pool is at
Strode Leisure Centre,
we also swim at
six squads from Improvers (our younger, less experienced
swimmers) through to Performance (Our senior swimmers training for
Regional and National times and competitions).