Welcome

Here at the City of Southampton Swimming club we provide excellent teaching and coaching where you can take your swimming to the next level. The key objective of the club is to provide a programme structure and environment that will enable each of its swimmers to attain his or her maximum swimming potential.

We have an excellent Learn to Swim Academy, catering for all levels of beginner working to the ASA’s new National Teaching Plan for Swimming STAGE 10.  On achieving STAGE 10 and graduating from the Learn to SwimAcademy swimmers can make the transition into the clubs first training squad Piranhas.  The Learn to SwimAcademy have sessions at Regents Park School, lessons are booked and paid for in advance in blocks of 12.weeks.

From Piranhas, which swim at ‘The Quays,’ (a modern 8 x 25m Lane pool) we will develop your skills, teaching in line with the ‘Long Term Athletic Development Plan’ FUNdamentals of the four recognised strokes used in competition,. We encourage our swimmers to realise their potential and coach them to progress through the Training Development squads. As a competitive swimming club we actively compete at gala’s ranging from ‘Fun & Novice Gala’s through to National Championship competitions.  To swim in Piranhas and the Training Development squads you must become a member of the club, which involves an annual membership fee and a monthly swimming fee. Monthly fees vary for different squads and are promulgated on the club notice board. We also have a very successful Masters training squad for the mature competitive swimmer, who compete on all levels.

We are affiliated to Hampshire County ASA which governs the competitive sport in the county and also organises the annual county championships. These championships are loosely known as “Counties”.

The Head Coach is well supported with other teachers/coaches who operate on either a professional or a voluntary basis.  The affairs of the club are managed by an Executive Committee of volunteer elected officers.

At City of Southampton Swimming Club, whatever your needs, we have training to suit you. We can take you from your first strokes, to possibly a National Medal.

Mission Statement:

City of Southampton Swimming Club is a community based sports organisation and therefore has three missions:

• To be a swimmer centred and coach driven organisation that provides young and masters swimmers the opportunity to achieve their ultimate goals and ambitions within competitive swimming and water polo;

• To provide a strong sustainable competitive swimming training environment to enable athletes to excel at regional and national competitions. 

• To provide inclusive swimming development to all swimmers regardless of age, sex or physical ability, providing it is safe to do so.

Club Committee:

 President Peter Farmer
Chairman Tim Rowe
Vice-Chairman Kelly Sherry
Secretary Ian Manning
Treasurer Caroline Milligan
Sponsorship & Fundraising Neil Carstairs
Membership Secretary Peter Farmer
Open Meets Secretary Michelle Rowe
Swim21 Co-ordinator Oliver Drew
Welfare Officer Julie Manning
Head Coach David Terry
Learn to Swim Officer Peter Farmer
Masters Coach James MacTavish
Website Co-ordinator Alistair Garmendia


We are always looking for volunteers to help support the running of the club, so if you are interested, please speak to a member of the committee to discuss ways in which your skills can be used.


Useful documents:

Club Constitution

Club Equity Policy

Financial Support

Financial Support Application Form

Returning Swimmers Policy

Nutritional Information