Kettering Swimming Club
is a dynamic and exciting club with a long and proud history.
Originally based at the Victoria Baths in Bath Lane Kettering, we
moved to our present site on London Road in 1984.
Founded on the 15th of
December 1914 the Kettering Men’s Swimming and Water Polo
Club had 40 swimmers and 20 committee members. Membership to the
club at the time cost 2 shillings and 2 pence (around 12.5p) and
pool hire for 1 gala was 1 Guinea (about £1.05).
Today’s galas take a minimum of 3 hours pool hire and it
costs £60 per hour.
Formed as a men only
club, ladies weren’t allowed to join until 1915, however, the
two sections were kept separate until 1918, and even then they
trained on different nights until 1950’s.
to consist of only 3 strokes, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Front
Crawl, (there was no Butterfly or Individual Medley), and following
a Gala there would be a Water Polo match.
The club has continued
to grow over the years and now has over 200 members training 5
nights a week and competes up and down the country in various
Who runs the
The club has an elected
committee which oversees the running of the club. Mike Annable is
the current Chair of the committee. The committee encourages an
active training programme that promotes a competitive environment
The Head Coach has
overall control on all matters swimming and is aided by a qualified
Assistant coach and an able body of teaching staff.
How can I join
Click on About > How
to join for information about how to join the
When do the committee
The Committee meets
every month. If you have anything that you would like brought up at
a committee meeting please contact the Club