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.
While the region remains at the 'high' alert level we do not plan on adding sessions or swimmers. When it is reduced we will consider the situation at that point.
Currently the number of people that we invite keeps the sessions to manageable levels. We are probably not going to post an update again until something changes (otherwise we will just be repeating the same message).
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.