Peterborough Swimming Club
was formed following the open air Swimming Pool opening on 28th May
1936 and on the 30th July 1936 the first Peterborough Swimming Club
Gala was held there against Spalding and St Ives. The Lido as
it is now called, is one of the few remaining examples of pre-war
swimming pool and is still used by the Club for the 1/4 and 1/2
Links between the Club and
Council began when Councillor A.H Mellows, MA, JP, Mayor of
Peterborough became the first Club President.
The relationship continued
over the years and on 1st July 1985 developed into a partnership to
employee Brian Brinkley MBE as the first professional Chief Coach,
to develop swimming in Peterborough
Recognising the assistance
from the City Council the Club changed its name to the City of
Peterborough Swimming Club and COPS was born.
What We Are
The aim of the City of Peterborough Swimming Club is to promote and
encourage the art of swimming in all its aspects and to be
recognised as one of the best Competitive Swimming Clubs in the
The Club provides coaching and competition for all ages and levels
of swimmers, and all are welcome.
A swimmer's individual progress and improvement - at whatever
standard - is what gives satisfaction to the Club and its coaches
as well as to the swimmers themselves.
The Club aims to provide an enjoyable environment in which to help
swimmers fulfil their potential, and prepare them to compete at a
level commensurate with their ability, and promote a social
atmosphere which encourages their regular attendance at training
Want to swim with the best? NO, you want
more than that. You want to be the best?
We offer dedicated FULL TIME coaches who provide a
challenging training and competitive programme, as well as support
and guidance in competition, pool training and land training at all
Ben Negus is our Head Coach who holds a Level 4 qualification, but
more than that; comes with dedication, passion, commitment, great
communication skills and a thirst for success of the highest
order. Ably supported by his full time assistant coach,
Rebecca Barsby, part time coaches and volunteers, and with access
to significant pool time at four local pools and long course
training as required, the coaches can provide each swimmer with all
the tools to become the best.