Club History

Staines Swimming Club was formed in the early 1900’s with swimmers originally using the River Thames as their base. In the inter war years swimmers used to meet in the area of the Lammas, Church Island - sadly, not much is documented about the history of the club in these early years.  During the summer months in the 60's & 70s the club used the open-air swimming pool situated in Ferndale Road, Ashford.  In the 1980’s the club was one of the largest in Middlesex.  The 90's saw Spelthorne Leisure Centre open in 1990 & Sunbury Leisure Centre opened in 1994.  Meanwhile Staines Swimming Club opened The Cygnet Pool within the grounds of Matthew Arnold School in 1993, the committee at the time were persuaded by the head coach that this would help secure the future of the club, something that has clearly not been proved wrong. Since the opening of the Cygnet Pool, it has provided the club with a steady stream of rising stars.  If you were a member in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, we would love to hear from you.

Head Coaches

  • 2023 – Current   Louise Silvestri

  • 2021 – 2022   Justin Langford

  • 2019 – 2020   Marcin Paszek

  • 2018 – 2019   Chris White

  • 2017 – 2018   Matthew Tuff    

  • 2009 – 2017   Lawrence Northover

  • 2006 – 2008   Katy Rydquist

  • 2001 – 2005   John Fitzgerald

  • 2000 – 2001   Mark Jones

  • 1995 – 2000   Helen Tooley

  • 1992 – 1995   Gerald Gravitt