Club Welfare Officers

To contact the Club Welfare Officers - Karen and Magda, please email:

[email protected] for Karen

[email protected] for Jo


Stephen Bunclark

Dear Members, As I am sure you are aware, your swimming club is largely run by volunteers. We have 16.5 hours of pool time to cover with six lanes running for each session. Our paid staff account for less than one third of these man-hours and this only refers to pool time and not the behind the scenes work. This is the only way we can keep our ever increasing costs down. The amount of work involved in running a swimming club is immense, and as with everything, new regulations...

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A journey to Winter Nationals: A Swimmer's Perspective My journey started months ago prior to the summer of 2021 when I set myself the target of qualifying for the 2021 winter National short course championships in Breaststroke. I had realised that due to Covid and other factors I needed to focus on a number of areas, mainly my Breaststroke technique, my aerobic base, and my strength & power. For this I used my pool time to work on my technique especially my timing with a fun drill called the moose...

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Coach Report: Newmarket Meet 4th & 5th December Nineteen swimmers across the club competed at Newmarket over the weekend, completing 95 swims in total and achieving an incredible 75% new PBs. Spectators were allowed to watch on the Saturday and technical difficulties with the live stream for both days. The swimmers behaved exceptionally in the sports hall and on the poolside, and seemed to have a good time except for the low temperature of the hall and the lighting on poolside. We started the weekend extremely strong with the swimmers...

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It has been a week since swimming clubs in Suffolk competed at the Development Meet in Ipswich. I still haven’t recovered from the incredible swimming from all of our swimmers who raced, and the buzz that followed by all of the members in the club. There have been so many lovely comments from parents, swimmers and club officers. Neil Tolputt, our meet organiser said ‘ you were all amazing, great swims and supported each other across the whole weekend. You all did yourselves, your coaches and the club proud.’ A...

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I have been so impressed with what you have done since returning, and watching you work with your helpers. The swimmers are loving it, nothing but positivity from lots of parents. Happy and enthusiastic swimmers and great coaching team.

Stephen Bunclark

Happy Mothers Day from Deben Swimming Club

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Thank you very much for the efforts that you and the other coaches are making for training during lockdown. Your efforts and commitment are really appreciated. Firstly, thank you so much for your time this term - my son has loved every second he’s had in the pool and really likes all the coaches. The swimming club has been like an anchor in this turbulent year, always prepared and ready to adapt to new requirements, and raring to go. And we have really loved (and my son has benefitted from)...

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This weekend would have marked the start of the East Region Championships. Deben Swimming Club would like to recognise and celebrate the fantastic achievements of our regional qualifiers. A total of 20 swimmers achieved 89 qualified swims this season. An exceptional result, congratulations to all.

Stephen Bunclark

Dear Members, We understand that there are a lot of pressures and worries on families at this unprecedented time and we at Deben Swimming Club want to do our part to help. We would like you all to either Suspend your Club Subscriptions or if possible, voluntarily reduce your monthly subscriptions to £5 per family per month, we acknowledge that some have been greater affected than others, which is why this is voluntary. The Club is actively reducing our monthly expenses but like you we still have expenses. We are...

Welcome to Deben Swimming Club

Deben Swimming Club is based in Woodbridge and caters for swimmers of all levels; from learn to swim to Suffolk CountyEast Region and National level. For more information on our club structure please click here

We are a non profit organisation managed by a Committee of dedicated volunteers. We have two paid employees; Head Coach Performance Pathway & Head Coach Development Pathway who are supported by qualified, experienced and DBS checked Teachers & Coaches, all of whom are volunteers.

The club is affiliated to Swim England and has been awarded “SwimMark” status recognising our level of excellence at every stage of the programme from learn to swim through to competitive swimming.

Swimmers in the club mainly come from around the Woodbridge area and neighbouring villages, and other areas across East Suffolk.  


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