Watford Swimming Club enters a variety of swimming leagues each year. These are team events where the coaching team will select who they want to swim and will then assign specific events for each swimmer to swim. All leagues are points based and often take place across several rounds.



The swimming club enters two teams into the London League; the League operates on a points basis.  Points are awarded over three galas one per month usually between October and December.  The team is selected by the head coach. Watford have performed well in this league where we are currently in the premiere division. Further information can be found on the National Arena League website.



The swimming club enter two team into the Herts Major League.  The A team are currently in Division 1 where we were overall champions in 2019. For 2020 we partnered up with Bushey Swimming Club to form a joint B team which was very successful in division 2.

The Herts League also operates on a points basis, awarded over three galas.  The league runs in normally in January, February and March. Further information can be found on the Herts Major League website can be found on the Hertfordshire Swimming League website.



This league is aimed at junior swimmers, which is also a Hertfordshire event.  We enter two teams into the league. The Peanuts League typically runs in May, June and July. Further information can be found on the Herts Major League website can be found on the Hertfordshire Swimming League website.



Novice galas are arranged throughout the year with other local swimming clubs.  They offer the opportunity for novice swimmers to enter a competitive team gala. Currently we enter the Tape trophy every season which is hosted by Potters Bar Swimming Club.



It is expected that when swimmers are representing the swimming club, they will have the following kit with them on poolside:

  • Watford Swimming Club red swim hat
  • 2 swimming costumes (1 spare for emergencies)
  • 2 pairs of goggles (1 spare for emergencies)
  • Watford Swimming Club polo shirt
  • Full drinking bottle
  • Towel