Club Ethos

Competitive Swimming

We are a friendly and competitive swimming club based at Putney Leisure Centre in South West London.  The Club has over 190 swimmers from six years old to open age group; and operates almost ninety hours of pool time per week across seven squads. 

As a Club we compete in the First Division of the National Arena League, in addition to offering our swimmers a programme of open meets throughout the year. The Club supports the Crystal Palace Club Network by integrating its performance squads into those sessions that are run at Crystal Palace.

Wandsworth Swimming Club is SwimMark accredited and we have introduced talent pathways across all age group squads.  We have done this to foster a life long participation in swimming for all our athletes, and to provide a mentoring system to maximise the potential of our swimmers.

Swimming for fitness

In 2016 we introduced a fitness squad for swimmers 11+ who are interested in gaining and maintaining swim fitness but are not able to commit to the level required for the club's competitive squads. For more information see our fitness squad page.

WSC Swimming Academy

The WSC Academy for Aspiring Beginners opened in January 2019.

Swimming instruction is offered for children between the ages of 4 and 6 who are confident in the water and show an interest in learning to swim before progressing to our pre- development squads.

Sessions are on Sundays during term time between 2.00-4.00 pm at Ernest Bevin College, located on Beechcroft Road, Tooting, London SW17 7DF.

Sessions are 30 or 45 minutes depending on level of ability.  All swimmers will be assessed before joining.   

From March 2019 the Academy is being extended to include a Tuesday night at Wimbledon High.