Welcome to Colchester Swimming Club
Swimming at Colchester is based on the belief that we are offering an enjoyable, competitive learning environment for swimmers of all abilities to thrive in. We provide a wide spectrum of swimming opportunities: lessons in our Academy, Competitive swimming squads, Fitness squads, Masters swimming and Water Polo.

Our competitive swimming and water polo squads enjoy the benefits of a good coaching programme led by committed and qualified coaches, hard working committee members and helpers. Our members regularly compete at County, Regional, National and International level. We enter a range of inter-club competitions and open meets throughout the year to challenge and meet the needs of all our swimmers.

We are committed to helping each swimmer and water polo player reach their potential and develop their confidence whilst learning to respect other, be ambitious and determined. We believe each swimmer should be able to enjoy the health benefits of sport in a safe and caring environment. Nurturing their natural ability or keen interest to learn, at all levels.

Our ultimate goal is to provide a pathway to a lifetime involvement in swimming and other aquatic sports.

COVID-19 UPDATE - 3rd National Lockdown
England has entered a third national lockdown.

In a televised address, the Prime Minister said people must work from home if possible and schools will close for most pupils.

All Leisure Centres are also forced to shut during the lockdown.
Colchester Swimming Club back in lockdown and needs your support!

has disrupted all aspects of life and we as a Swimming Club depend heavily on our fund raising activities (like Open Meets) to maintain our valuable services. Please support us in getting through this difficult pandemic.
Colchester Swimming Club is reliant on support from volunteers and the local community.

Please see our video appeal by our Chief Coach.

Thanking you for your continued support!
Apr 19
06:00 - 07:30 Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
Apr 19
06:00 - 07:30 | 17:00 - 18:30 Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
Apr 19
Young Potential
06:00 - 07:30 | 17:00 - 18:30 Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
Apr 19
16:30 - 18:00
Colchester County High School for Girls, Norman Way, Colchester CO3 3US
Apr 19
Performance Plus
17:00 - 18:30 Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH

Our Club Sections

No matter your swimming ability we cater for everyone and have a training programme to suit novice beginner swimmers all the way to national level competitive swimmers.

We have an amazing Coaching Team who are able to work with all swimmers to help them reach their swimming goals.


Learn-to-Swim programme best suited for younger swimmers.

  • Young Swimmers aged 6-12
  • Building Swim Confidence
  • Improve Fitness & Stamina
  • Stroke Development
  • Possible Squad Entry


Squads offer Competitive swimming from Club level to National Level via Squad level progression.

  • All Swimmers aged 8+
  • Improve Stroke Technique
  • Develop Fitness & Stamina
  • Competition Swimming
  • Athlete Development


For older swimmers who wish to continue swimming competitively or just to keep fit.

  • All swimmers aged 14+
  • Junior Squad available
  • Improve Stroke Technique
  • Improve Fitness & Stamina
  • Competition Swimming

Water Polo

For swimmers who wish to combine speed and strength, teamwork and a high level of fitness.

  • All swimmers aged 9+
  • Build Swim Confidence
  • Improve Speed & Strength
  • Improve Fitness & Stamina
  • Improve Teamwork Skills

Ability | Motivation | Attitude

Ability is what you are capable of doing.
Motivation determines why you do it.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
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Why become a member of our Club?

We believe our club is deserving of your support whether through sponsorship, membership &/or volunteering as we have:

  • a long and strong history dating back to 1884,
  • a reputation of identifying and nurturing talent,
  • a commitment to including others,
  • a commitment to promoting member accomplishments,
  • a number of policies and codes of conduct that provide a framework of behaviours and standards,
  • a family and social focus, and,
  • we are passionate about sport (especially aquatic sports)!

We believe we provide a valuable service to the local community, underpin British values and give people a place to go for physical and social health.

Meet our Club Captains!
We have various membership types available that cater for everyone.
Your support allows us to continue providing valuable services to our community and country.
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