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Interested in Joining?

Thank you for expressing an interest in Swadlincote Swimming Club.

We are a competitive swimming club based in Swadlincote and use Green Bank Leisure Centre as one of our home training pools.  Swadlincote Swimming Club currently has in excess of 150 swimming members, who are coached by a team of very knowledgeable coaches and teachers, dedicating the pool hours to develop swimmers to be more proficient with their strokes.

Although we do have an admission policy, it is not based on times a swimmer can achieve at a certain age, as a swimmer who is fast at 9 or 10 may not be so in later years and vice-versa.  We are a club that certainly believes in nurturing swimmers, and developing their swimming career for the distance.

Trial information

We usually hold trial evenings on the first Sunday of each month.  If you wish to attend a trial please use the contact page on the website to let us know and we can confirm this with you.

All swimmers on trial evenings are initially assessed in the Technique Pool, before deciding whether we assess their swimming in the larger pool.  This helps us to assess their strokes and decide which training group we think is best for their long term swimming development.

The swimming club is very popular so please be aware that for some groups there is currently a waiting list.

Following the trial further enrolment information will be provided.

Training Times

Training times vary dependent on which group the swimmer is placed in.  Details can be found on our website.  All groups train on a Sunday, Wednesday and Friday evening with additional sessions running for our Main Pool groups on a Tuesday and Thursday, some of which are at 6 a.m.

Kit

We initially suggest a swimmer attends the swimming club for four weeks before making a longer term commitment and kit requirements reflect this.  During this initial period swimmers need to provide a drink in a suitable water bottle, towel, a suitable swimming costume and goggles.

Once this initial period has passed further kit maybe required to include a large drawstring mesh bag for carrying kit, training flippers, pull buoy and a kick board.   Official Club kit, such as hats and tee-shirts can also be purchased.

At later stages a swimmer may be advised to purchase additional kit such as a training snorkel and hand paddles.

There are various online and specialist swimwear stores that sell kit suitable for training and competition purposes.

If there is anything else you would like to know then please use the contact form on the website.

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