Peterborough Swimming Club was formed following the open air Swimming Pool opening on 28th May 1936 and on the 30th July 1936 the first Peterborough Swimming Club Gala was held there against Spalding and St Ives.  The Lido as it is now called, is one of the few remaining examples of pre-war swimming pool and is still used by the Club for the 1/4 and 1/2 mile Championships.

Links between the Club and Council began when Councillor A.H Mellows, MA, JP, Mayor of Peterborough became the first Club President.

The relationship continued over the years and on 1st July 1985 developed into a partnership to employee Brian Brinkley MBE as the first professional Chief Coach, to develop swimming in Peterborough

Recognising the assistance from the City Council the Club changed its name to the City of Peterborough Swimming Club and COPS was born.


What We Are Striving For
The aim of the City of Peterborough Swimming Club is to promote and encourage the art of swimming in all its aspects and to be recognised as one of the best Competitive Swimming Clubs in the East Region.
The Club provides coaching and competition for all ages and levels of swimmers, and all are welcome.

A swimmer's individual progress and improvement - at whatever standard - is what gives satisfaction to the Club and its coaches as well as to the swimmers themselves.

The Club aims to provide an enjoyable environment in which to help swimmers fulfil their potential, and prepare them to compete at a level commensurate with their ability, and promote a social atmosphere which encourages their regular attendance at training sessions.


Competitive Opportunities
Want to swim with the best?    NO, you want more than that.  You want to be the best?
We offer dedicated FULL TIME coaches who provide a challenging training and competitive programme, as well as support and guidance in competition, pool training and land training at all levels.

Ben Negus is our Head Coach who holds a Level 4 qualification, but more than that; comes with dedication, passion, commitment, great communication skills and a thirst for success of the highest order.  Ably supported by his full time assistant coach, Joe Middleton, part time coaches and volunteers, and with access to significant pool time at four local pools and long course training as required, the coaches can provide each swimmer with all the tools to become the best.