Teddington Swimming Club

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Our Club is Open to New Members

We are currently accepting enquiries for Club levels, Pre-Squad through to Performance. If your child (aged 6-18) has completed at least Swim England Level 6 or Level 4 (Pre-Squad) and is interested in joining, please read below for more details.   Our enquiry form can be found here: TSC New Joiner Enquiry Form

UPDATE 9 January 2024 - Please note that Pre-Squad and most Development Squads are currently FULL.   It is hard to predict turnover, therefore we can't provide an exact timeline for new joiners.  We estimate a 2-3 month wait for Development assessments (swimmers 6-12 who have completed level 6 and above) and a 6-12 month wait for Pre-Squad (swimmers 9 and under currently working towards at least Level 5).  Please fill in the form for your swimmer(s) and we will place them on the appropriate waitlist or we will let you know that they are not yet experienced enough to join TSC. 

There is no waitlist for Performance, Competitive and Club Squads - for these we will offer a trial ASAP.

You should receive an email copy of your enquiry form and we will endeavour to acknowledge your enquiry within 2 weeks (longer during school holidays). We will advise the next steps and if you are unsure of your child's level, we will be in touch to discuss further. 

If you do not receive a confirmation email or have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please email [email protected]. 

Our Squads

Performance Swimmers (present and former) 

Teddington Swimming Club would be pleased to hear from Competitive Swimmers with experience in a Swim England Club or equivalent overseas.  Please provide details of your child's Swim England membership number in the Enquiry form (link above) so that swim times can be checked against Swim England Ranking. To join our Performance Squad, swimmers are likely to have qualified for County or Regional Competition in the past.

We'll get in touch via e mail to arrange a Trial with the relevant Performance Squad.

Club Squad - Non-competitive swimmers age 12+

Non-competitive swimmers 12 & over with efficent strokes who are looking for swimming to support other sports or fitness swimming will trial for our Club Squad.  Please fill out the Enquiry form above and we'll get in touch to arrange a trial. 

Club Squad trials are at Pools on the Park, Richmond usually Saturday 7:30pm 

Developing swimmers age 6-12 - Development and Pre-Squad

If your child is looking for a pathway to competitive swimming the TSC Development squads and Pre-Squad offer several routes:

  • Our Pre-Squad scheme is for water confident 6-10 year olds who have completed at least Swim England Level 4 or equivalent.  Swimmers must at minimum demonstrate basic front crawl, back stroke and breaststroke but need to develop their technique further and learn and butterfly before progressing to Development Squads.  Pre-Squad spaces are limited and lessons mostly take place in the shallow teaching pool at Teddington, therefore don't suit every swimmer.   We often therefore refer swimmers back to other swim schools to gain futher experience before being accepted into TSC.  

  • Our Develoment Squads are for swimmers aged 6-12 who have four legal, efficient strokes.  Squads range from an introduction to club swimming through to competitve development for those ready to compete with the aim to transition into perfomance.

Please fill out the enquiry form via the link above with all available information about your swimmer's current abiilty. Stages / levels vary widely between swim schools and within other clubs do details are appreciated.  We will arrange an assessment for swimmers if their experience suggests they might be ready to join Development.  Post assessment we might refer them to Pre-squad (if their strokes only need refinement) or to external swim schools (if their age and current ability would be better suited elsewhere).  

Development assessments are held during training sessions usually on Saturday, early evenings, at Teddington Pool.

Masters (18+)

If you're over 18 and are interested in joining TSC Masters please click here for more information: TSC Masters.

Alternatively you can email [email protected]


Last Update: DMc on 04/09/23