Competitive Swimming and Water Polo

Competitive Swimming and Water Polo Training takes place at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre. For more details of the Pool Plan, Squads, Timetable, Movement Criteria and The Optimal Athlete Development Framework (OADF) information then click the 'Squads' link top left.

Prior to the national pandemic, we were in Division 1 of the National Swimming League. The clubs premier team competition for our top swimmers  11 years and over swimmers.  For the younger swimmers, we compete as a club in the Cotswold League a team competition which caters for 9 years plus who are learning racing skills to progress on to our National Swimming League Team. There are individual galas and club meets that the swimmers enter throughout the year approx. every 4-6 weeks, as well as entering Somerset ASA's competitions, leading on to the South West Region and Nationals. For more information please go to 'Fixtures' at the top of the page. The senior water polo team presently play in Division 1 of the Bristol & West Water Polo League.

Club Aims

To provide safe learning and teaching environment, with fully trained Coaches, Teachers and Assistant Teachers, where swimmers and water polo players of all abilities will be challenged, supported and inspired to reach their very best. Where Teachers and Coaches alike provide their best through continual professional development enabling them to achieve a safe learning environment for all.

Club Objectives

To enable each Club Swimmer to reach their maximum potential and enjoy the sport of Swimming.  This objective is across the whole spectrum of Club Members whether they are full Competitive Swimmers, Non-Competitive Swimmers, Water Polo Players or Learn to Swim.


All swimmers and water polo players within our program will be:

  • Encouraged to fulfil their potential as athletes and to develop their personal & life skills.
  • Shown how to take accountability for their own behaviour and habits towards swimming.
  • Taught to appreciate the philosophy which embraces the virtues and characteristics of all great athletes.
  • Encouraged to see that HARD work and honest endeavour achieve success.
  • Brought up to understand the value of supporting their team and the value of support from their team.
  • Developed in the behavioural traits of a role model, not only for the benefit of younger squads but also for the good of the club and swimming as a universal sport.
  • Inspired to achieve their best through hard times and good.
  • Challenged constantly whilst learning to develop a mindset to accept challenges with openness.
  • Taught to always do their personal best by embracing commitment and hard work both will be rewarded.

Joining Procedures

There are three ways in which swimmers can join Weston-super-Mare Swimming Club. Either through our “Learn to Swim” program; as an already competent swimmer, by coming to a club trial or by joining our Water Polo squads. Please click on the links above to find out more information about each of these procedures.

If you would like more information on how to join our club then please contact the - membership secretary

To join Weston-super-Mare as a Water Polo Player you must by the nature of the sport be able to swim.  If you are not a strong swimmer you will still be able to join the Water Polo Section but will be expected to train with the Swimming Club Competitive element to bring up your level of swimming and stamina. contact the Head Water Polo Coach by clicking on this link - Head Water Polo Coach

On formally joining the Club as a Competitive Swimmer you will be given a Club Handbook that details what you can expect from the Club and what the Club expects from you as a Swimmer.  The Handbook also includes sections where you can record your weekly swimming achievements and also record all of the Swimming Galas you enter and record your swimming times achieved in each race event and distance.

About Us

Weston-super-Mare Swimming Club was founded in 1880. They originally swam at the Baths which were situated on Knightstone Island, before transferring to Hutton Moor Leisure Centre in 1994.

Club Fees

Fees as of October 1st 2021

Fees take effect from 1 November of each year & annual fee payable before 31 January of each year

Membership Type/Squad Joining/Annual Fee Paid half termly Monthly Fee
Learn to Swim None £8.00 a lesson None
Skills £50.00 None £30.00
Stroke Development £49.00
Performance £65.00
Masters £50.00 None £30.00
Water Polo £50.00 None £30.00
Water Polo & Masters £50.00 None £38.00
Junior Water Polo £25.00 None £20.00
Future Stars £25.00 None £20.00
University/MK/dual club £25.00 None £20.00

** The amount varies by squad which reflects the amount of pool and coaching time available to members of these squads.

For further information about fees please contact our club treasurer at  [email protected]