The mission of Haringey Aquatics is to develop competitive aquatic sports across Haringey and North London by providing opportunity, through training, for each member to achieve their full potential.

The origins of Haringey Aquatics date back to 1948, when Tottenham local, Jim Millbank, started teaching his daughter Dawn to swim at Tottenham Baths. Recognising Jim's talent for teaching, parents asked whether thier children could join in and these popular sessions started to produce some talented young swimmers. With a lack of swimming clubs in the area, Reed Road Swimming Club was established in 1957 to offer structured sessions for swimmers wanting to compete. A year later, the club was renamed as Tottenham Central Swimming Club to give the club a clear identity that was tied to the local area.

Following the amalgamation of the three municipal boroughs of Wood Green, Hornsey and Tottenham to form the London Borough of Haringey, it was renamed Haringey Borough Swimming Club. This was a natural step in the club’s evolution as training sessions were expanded to Park Road Pools in Crouch End, and the club’s membership began to reflect the entire borough.

Following the launch of the club’s highly successful programmes in Diving and Water Polo, the committee decided to rebrand the club as Haringey Aquatics to reflect the range of disciplines offered.