The club’s aim is to encourage the development of swimming in the Newbury district. The club was founded in 1948 (also see Club History ) and is affiliated to the South East region of Swim England (formerly the Amateur Swimming Association).

After attending an assessment and reaching the required standard, swimmers can join the club and train within a squad system. Swimmers typically train between twice and nine times a week dependent upon age and ability. The Club trains at Northcroft Leisure Centre, Kennet Pool in Thatcham, Willink Pool in Burghfield and Hungerford Leisure Centre, as well as the school pool at Brockhurst and the 50m pool at the Aldershot Garison.

The club offers professional coaching at all levels.

The club encourages excellence in swimming at all standards by participating in a number of swimming leagues at differing levels and by hosting annually its own Open Meet for swimming clubs from all over Southern England and Wales. It also holds a number of club galas limited to members of the club.

 In total 30 hours of pool time is currently offered to squad swimmers.

The club also has a teaching programme for children aged, typically, 4-10 years old. These sessions are run at Brockhurst School pool on a Saturday.

The teaching programme is open to all children and the club is open to anybody meeting the required standard.

The club offers recreational sports facilities to more than 200 members – of whom 90% are under 16 years old. The average swimmer swims two to three hours each week, although swimmers in the top squads, competing at the highest level, swim for around 10 hours per week. This gives children a competence at a sport that will last them all their life, it gives them a chance to excel and a great outside interest.

We actively compete 30 weekends a year at various levels of competition – this gives all swimmers the chance to develop their swimming skills.