Welcome to Durham City Aquatics Founded in 1861 and based at Freeman's Quay in Durham City, we are the second oldest swimming club in England and over several generations our members have succeeded in competition at the highest levels. We are proud of our history and of our members who have helped shape the sports of swimming and water polo over the decades. We are affiliated to Swim England and are a Swim Mark accredited club. Our principal activities are Competitive Swimming and Water Polo.


Latest News

Entry squad

Do you have a child who loves to swim and is approaching the end of their Learn to Swim journey? At Durham City Aquatics,...

By Kelly Dunbar


ASK US ABOUT SPONSORSHIP It’s an exciting time here at Durham City Aquatics. We are fortunate to have a dynamic and highly qualified &...

By Kelly Dunbar

Peterlee/Derwentside New Year Meet - Review

Kicking off 2022, DCA opened the year at the Peterlee/Derwentside New Year meet at the Louisa Centre over the weekend of 8th/9th January. There...

By Ben Hatchett

Winter Gala Report

WinterGala Report Last Sunday saw the final in the club gala series. The Winter Gala, decorated with actual snow; was well attended with a...

By Mike Perry

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