West Suffolk Swimming Club (WSSC) was formed in November 1998 from the merger between two local swimming clubs: Bury Beavers and Haverhill Hurricanes. The club was in partnership with St Edmundsbury Borough Council.
We are a competitive club of some 300+ swimming members, catering for all ages and abilities of swimmers. Although we are independent, we work closely with the Swim Academy run by Abbeycroft Leisure and the Swim Scheme at Culford. The Club training sessions are held at three pools: Haverhill Leisure Centre, Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre and Culford School Sports & Tennis Centre.
The Club is affiliated to Suffolk County ASA, East Region ASA and the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) - the national governing body for swimming.
West Suffolk Swimming Club has already produced swimmers who compete at both National and International level. For three consecutive years we won the Top Club trophy at the annual Suffolk County Swimming Championships held in Ipswich and each season many of the Championship titles are claimed by West Suffolk swimmers. The Club also sends strong teams to the ASA East Region Championships and the ASA National Championships and British Summer Championships each year.
In 2006 the club reached the B Final of the prestigious Speedo League - a great achievement by our swimmers and their coaches. WSSC still compete in league galas, with teams competing in the Suffolk Winter League competition - which we won for 7 years straight (2009 - 2015) and also the National Arena League (East Midlands League).
Since the closure of both pools a few years ago, which adversely affected recruitment for a period, the club has gone from strength to strength with a second place in the Top Club awards for five consecutive years in the Suffolk County Championships and Top Club in the County Development Championships in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. We have a number of swimmers who compete in open water competitions, with swimmers competing at County, Regional and National level.