About us

Atlantis Swimming Club began in 1979 and is one of Sussex's leading competitive swimming clubs, with swimmers consistently achieving national qualifying times year on year.

We provide a structured, safe, motivating and friendly environment in which all our swimmers have the opportunity to realise their full potential.  So at all times we strive for excellence; aspire to success; recognise and celebrate endeavour - and we never forget the importance of having fun along the way.

We offer swimming training and competition for all ages 7 and above at three centres:  Pavilions in the Park, Horsham, Billingshurst Leisure Centre and Steyning Leisure Centre.  In total we deliver over 40 hours of training per week under the leadership of the Head Coach and a skilled and experienced team of coaches.  We also offer regular long course training in a 50m pool and land training for swimmers aiming to compete at national and regional level. 

Swimmers join us from various routes, including Council run swimming lesson programmes and private lessons. We also run a Masters Section and Atlantis Flamingos Synchronised Swimming Club.

Atlantis is affiliated to the South East Region of Swim England and also holds Swim Mark Essential Club accreditation.

So if you are aged between 7 - 16, can swim at Swim England level 7 or above and want to be part of a supportive team, to swim better and faster, make new friends and have fun, then Atlantis could well be the club for you. Contact us at [email protected] for further information.

Please take a moment to have a good look through our site.  If you're interested in joining us, fill in the joining form and we’ll be in touch - THERE'S A PLACE WAITING FOR YOU!!!


How the Club Works

Atlantis provides an environment for the coaching and development of swimming and to provide the opportunity and encouragement to enable all of its membership to reach their full potential within the sport of swimming. The club is run by its members for the promotion of the sport in the area. The club is relies on volunteers to manage the club, run events and assist with the coaching and we need you to get involved. A committee, elected by the members at the annual AGM run the club.

Volunteers are active across all aspects of the club, from coaching to management and administration. Volunteering has many recognised benefits including

  • It makes you happier. People who volunteer in sport often feel a sense of pride and say that their life has a sense of purpose.

  • You’ll meet new people. Volunteering in sport is a great way to make new friends and connections. A shared love of sport often leads to new friendships. You won’t only connect with the other volunteers in the club, but attending meetings and events is a good way to get to know club members and the wider community too.

  • It’s a great way to develop new skills. Volunteering can help you to improve current skills or develop new ones. Different roles will offer different opportunities. So volunteering doesn’t only benefit your club, but also you as a volunteer. .

We believe that volunteering for the club is the best way you can support your swimmers.  It ensures that club money is only spent on in areas such as facility hire, equipment and coaching leadership and training.  We rely on the members and their families to provide their skills to the club where they can be most effective in order to keep the costs of a quality provision affordable for all the swimmers.

Find out more on our volunteering page…