Our club was founded in 1978 with the basic idea of making swimming ‘open to all’ of the younger members of our local community. 40 years later we’re still going strong, with our team of dedicated volunteers providing quality lessons and training sessions to about 200 swimmers.
We swim in the 4 lane 25m pool in Boldon School Sports Centre and the pool in Boldon Community Association. Our membership ranges from non-swimmers (age 5 and over) to the Masters League swimmers (with unlimited age range). Our main sessions run on Mondays when the majority of swimmers attend one of ten sessions with varying abilities. We hold additional teaching and training sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
We ran a trial last week to test our plan, with a limited number of swimmers invited from the competitive team. The trial went well. We have improved our plan as a result of what we learned, but due to the new restrictions for the local area we have decided to not expand any more yet.
This week the same sessions will be running for the same group of swimmers, and we will re-evaluate the situation again at the end of the week.
Whilst we know that we are running our sessions in accordance with all applicable guidance, we feel that we do not want to potentially add to the problem whilst the area is in its current state.
We know that lots of people are keen to get back, and we're sorry that you're going to have to wait a little longer but at the moment everyone's priority has to be to keep everyone safe.
We aren't currently accepting any new swimmers into the club (as at the moment the spaces that we have are needed for our existing swimmers), but you can register your interest to be contacted when we open again here: https://bit.ly/3cgDr4R
Our competitive members regularly swim in local and regional galas in the North East, and in some national galas around the country.
We are affiliated to Swim England and are an affiliated member of the Royal Lifesaving Society.
Our club has held both Swim England's SwimMark accreditation (formerly Swim21) and the Sport England Clubmark accreditation since 2009.
If you want to join our club please read the information in the About Us section of the website, then follow the instructions in the Join Us section.