The Club’s aim is to encourage the development of young swimmers in the Ashbourne district, giving them a competence at a sport that will last them a lifetime. We teach, develop and practice all aspects of swimming including competitive swimming and aim to send swimmers to the county and regional championships. The club is affiliated to the East Midlands region of the Amateur Swimming Association (now Swim England) and trains at Ashbourne Leisure Centre.
The club encourages excellence in swimming at all standards through it's training programmes and by participating in a number of swimming galas at differing levels including hosting annually its own Club Championships.
The Swim Skills Squad is aimed at younger swimmers, typically 7 to 9 years old and is our teaching programme. After reaching the required standard, swimmers are invited to train with the Development and Junior Squads. The Senior Squad is for older and more advanced swimmers and selection is based on ability rather than age. Swimmers typically train between twice and four times a week dependent upon age and ability. Currently 5 hours of pool time is for the sole use of the club each week. See TRAINING
The teaching programme is open to all children and the club is open to anybody meeting the required standard of being able to swim 50 meters (2 lengths) of front crawl, breaststroke and backstroke, an attempt at butterfly would be good but we don't expect you to be able to swim 50m bytterfly.
Regular taster sessions are held for potential new members to see if they like it and to assess their skills. We provide full swim coaching to all members of the club.
The Club provides not only an opportunity to excel and gain a great outside interest but also the social benefits of being part of a club and team. We hold an annual disco and presentation evening amongst other events.
You don’t have to be a great swimmer to join us, all we ask is that you are enthusiastic about swimming and want to be part of a club that’s wants to have fun. We do place an emphasis on competitive swimming but we also cater for those who just want to stay fit and enjoy themselves!
So why not JOIN US!