Sainsbury’s Active Kids

Sainsburys 2015Active Kids has been launched by Sainsburys again this year. If you collect any vouchers, please pass them onto a coach or committee member, where they will be collated to exchange for equipment to be used by the club.

Last year our vouchers were used to purchase stop watches and the start of strength training equipment.

Welfare Officer – Mel Wells

Mel Wells is now the Club Welfare Officer.

Mel can be contacted via email –

Further information  regarding Child Safeguarding and associated procedures and policies can be found in the Wavepower section of the ASA website.

Information and advice for under 16’s can be found here.



Swimmer Absence Notification

If a swimmer is not able to attend one of their allocated swimming sessions please can you let us know – whether in advance or soon after.

Preferably use the email address:

Please include the swimmers name– their group – the date of the session – the reason for absence.



Many reasons for absence are logged as attendance with notes as they are beyond the swimmers control rather than just didn’t want to show up. Relevant absence reasons included are:

Illness – Injury – School commitment – Exams – School/College visits – family holidays

Information Desk. Got a Question? Need some Help?


A Central Point of Contact is available for Swimmers and Parents of Swadlincote Swimming Club.

On Sunday’s, someone from the Committee will be available at Greenbank Leisure Centre between 5pm and 8pm. A sign will be placed on a table so you know who to approach with your queries. So if you need help with something just ask.

Alternatively any questions can be asked via the Contact Form on this website and a response will be given as quickly as possible.


Good Luck Swadlincote Swimmers.

Massive week ahead for three Swadlincote Swimming Club swimmers! Club Captain Laura Davies is representing SSC at European Masters Championship being held at National Aquatic Centre! Laura’s first event is Wednesday morning 200m IM! Followed up with further swims at the weekend!
Junior Boys Club Captain Joe Bagley & Rhiannon Aimée Clark are representing SSC at the age group Regionals being held at Corby this weekend! Good luck to all the swimmers!

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Diddy League Round 2

Well done to all the Swimmers that took part in the Leicester Diddy League Round 2, where we were the hosts last Saturday at Repton Swimming Pool.

We won the night with an amazing 22 point lead.

1st – Swadlincote Swimming Club

2nd – Burton Swimming Club

3rd – Wellingbrough

4th Solihull B

5th – Coalville B

6th – Shepshed

Excellent performance and thanks to all the helpers.

Good Luck to all for the next round.


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Adapted Physical Activity Course

We’ve been sent the following email, I have the address to get further details if anyone is interested:

Dear Clubs, community groups and organisations,

Off the back of the highly successful Adapted Physical Activity Course we ran in April, we are looking to see if we have the participants to run another course.
The course is a 3 hour free, practical session focused on adapting your sport / training or sessions to ensure you can be as inclusive as possible, or at least able to be adaptive in your activity where feasible.

The course aims are to give you skills, knowledge and confidence to adapt training sessions, causal activity sessions and skills coaching session to deliver Adapted Physical Activity sessions to people of all abilities. As South Derbyshire works towards becoming one of the leading districts in Disability Sport Opportunity, this course will give your coaches and volunteers the skills to ensure your organisation is as inclusive as possible.

The course will be delivered by 9 time Paralympic Medallist Martin Mansell.

Course: Adapted Physical Activity
Date: TBC
Time: 6-9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Green Bank Leisure centre

Please can you respond via email if you would be interested in attending a course if we were able to deliver one in the coming months.

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New member recruitment

We have had some (well a lot actually) Flyers printed to advertise the club, there are some at reception in Greenbank, maybe you’ve seen them.
If anyone knows of anywhere suitable to distribute them to try to attract new members then please get in touch and we can give you a supply. We’re thinking of schools, scouts, guides, village halls, local shops etc.
Thanks for your help.

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Time Trial Results

Results of the Time trials held at Repton on Friday 22nd April are now available to view in the members area.


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July Open Meets

Three open meets on the first weekend in July that might be interesting. The club is targeting the Ripley meet but there is also the Braunstone meet which we often go to and we have also been invited to the Biddulph meet (Stoke on Trent) which is on all weekend and gives the opportunity to record times for some of the longer events.

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East Midland Regional Championships

This weekend sees the East Midlands Regional Championships being held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. Formerly known as Midlands now being called “Regionals” Swadlincote Swimming Club are being represented by Michael Baxter & Ben Wells both have qualifying times in 50m, 100m & 200m BRS. Charlotte Dreon has qualifying times for 50m & 100m fly. Joshua Lowe has the 50m freestyle time!
I’m sure we are really proud of the achievements of these swimmers and wish them a great weekend!
Two more Swadlincote Swimming Club swimmers have also qualified for this weekends championship. Kate Dissington & Harry Thomson have both got qualifying times, however will swim under DX colours.
At the end of May the Regional Age group championships take place at Corby. Swadlincote Swimming Club will be represented by two swimmers. Joe Bagley & Rhiannon Aimée Clark! ‪#‎believeintheprocess‬

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Non Swimming Children

Greenbank have asked us to remind all parents that children who are not swimming are not the responsibility of Active Nation or the Swadlincote Dolphins and should be under the supervision of a responsible adult at all times. The main door to the leisure centre is not controlled, anyone can enter and leave freely.

Under no circumstances should a child be left unattended in the leisure centre while the responsible adult leaves the building.


Thanks very much for your understanding and co-operation.

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Willis Memorial Trophy Gala 2016

A very well earned 2nd place at the Cheadle gala. Battled against a strong Cheadle squad, a 33m pool and a fire alarm in the middle of the last race. Well done to all the swimmers, thanks to the coaches and officials and a big hand to all the supporters

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Diddy League 2016 Round 1 Results

Results are now available to view in the members area for the first round of the Leicester ASA Diddy Legue2016  Round 1, where we came a well deserved 2nd. We were just 3 points off winning.

Well done everyone.

Gala Results


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Ripley Rascals Junior Open Meet 2016

Entries are now being accepted for the Ripley Rascals Junior Open Meet at Alfreton leisure Centre on 3rd July 2016.

Entry Form – RASCALS Open July 2016 – Entry Pack(SSC)

Please hand completed entry forms to Daren Golder by Friday 27th May, entries should  include the Swimmers ASA Number and correct entry times.

Please also remember to make cheques payable to Swadlincote Swimming Club

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Kate Dissington – DX Elite Squad

I’m sure you would all like to join me in congratulating Kate Dissington on being invited to train with the new DX Elite Squad. This follows on from fantastic performance after fantastic performance at this years counties. Well done Kate! Swadlincote Swimming Club is really proud to have played a part in your development!

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City of Derby Open Meet.

What a great weekend! Fantastic swimming from all Swadlincote Swimming Club swimmers at the City of Derby open! High % of pb’s & top 6 finishes! Big thanks to Paul Mel Wells for looking after the swimmers this weekend!

Times of the swimmers that attended are now in the Results section in the members area.


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The Winter League Round 3  and the Novice Gala at Braunstone, Results/Swimmer Times are now available for viewing.

Members Results Page

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Facebook Group Page

The Swadlincote Swimming Club Facebook Group is a Closed Group, anyone can join this group but they must be a member of Swadlincote Swimming Club.

I  have now set up a feed of these posts so that they can be viewed within the members area of this website.

This allows members to view posts while browsing the website but  without having to be a members of Facebook, this still keeps the Group Closed.

Facebook Group Page

I hope this is of use to some.

Please note that at present this only posts the initial comment not any “likes” or “comments”.

I will work upon this to see if I can these to appear too.




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