Thank you for taking an interest in our swimming club!
It starts here:
Thank you for showing an interest in swimming with City of Canterbury swimming club for fitness, competition and fun. The benefits of swimming include building up your knowledge on safety, improved health, stamina, strength and meeting new people. As with all sports the more you put into the sport, the more you will get out of it.
Whether you are learning to swim, or already an established competitive swimmer, we would be pleased to hear from you.
Joining our Club
Ready to progress from your current swimming lessons?
REQUEST A TRIAL - CLICK HERE
We are able to accept swimmers who have reached the standard of ASA Stage 1 all the way up to national level swimmers. Swimmers are welcome to come for a trial with a member of the City of Canterbury coaching staff, where we will assess their swimming strokes to allocate them to the most suitable group. All of our pool training sessions run at Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury.
First Steps 1, 2, 3
Our first three groups use the trainer pool, giving an introduction to floatability, water awareness and confidence in the water with movement on both the front and back. Swimming strokes are developed and refined with the aim of completing a length of the trainer pool on each of the four strokes: Front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. (2 x 30 min sessions per week)
Pre-Comp 1 & 2
Our first two groups in the main pool, developing the four basic strokes with turns and stroke changes in preparation for competition. Stamina is also introduced, with an aim of four lengths of the main pool. (2 x 30 min sessions per week)
Our first competitive group, with three training sessions per week. Swimming stroke technique is refined, developing stamina, as well as awareness of the rules and technical laws of swimming competition. 3 sessions per week (3.75 hours)
Further Stroke refinement and increasing stamina and development of stroke changes. Introduction to racing skills including starts and turns in preparation for competition. 4 pool sessions per week (6.75 hours) + 1 land training
3&4: Competitive swimming training with a view to obtaining Kent County and potentially South East Region qualification times. 5 & 6: Our top competitive squad, with swimming training geared towards obtaining South East Region, Home Country or British National qualification times. All groups have access to 9 pool sessions per week (15.75 hours) + 1 land training
Masters & Masters Extra
Adult Swimming for 21+ years old. A great swimming club with something for everyone! Whether you’re looking to stay fit, improve your technique or compete, we have it all at Canterbury Masters. A happy, friendly bunch working to pre-set programmes for different abilities. Help with stroke development if requested with the option of competition from local up to international level. Masters: 1 session per week. Masters Extra: 2 sessions per week
Please be aware that due to Covid-19 our groups are not training at the same times as previously and the number of hours available might be limited. Hopefully we will be able to make more hours available to our swimmers in the near future.
Other ways to join our club
Request a trial above or email our Membership Secretary [email protected] for further details and to arrange a trial. The trials are used as a way to assess the current level of the swimmer and their potential for the future. You must contact the club to book a place on a trial, trialists arriving on the day will not be accepted.