Aquabears Swimming club was formed in 1979 in response to the
need for high level competitive club and as a local centre of
Excellence in Rochdale. The club has had many successful
years with a number of our swimmers achieving international
Three of these swimmers, Stacey Houldsworth, John Davey and
Richard Maden all represented Great Britain at World Championships,
the latter two qualifying for the ‘B' finals in the 1992 and
1996 Olympics respectively. Keri-Anne Payne has gone on to achieve
the highest success by winning a silver medal at the Beijing
Olympics in the open water event
There have been many other successes at National age and
youth championships over the years and the club will continue its
drive for excellence in the future.
A copy of the club's constitution can be viewed HERE.