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Swim England affiliated clubs aiming to inspire next generation of aquatic athletes

The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will help to inspire a new generation to take up aquatic sports.

Swim England affiliated clubs up and down the country are giving youngsters the opportunity to try out swimming, para-swimming, diving, artistic swimming and water polo this summer.

The free taster sessions are being held as part of Swim England’s Inspired to Try campaign, which aims to utilise the Olympic and Paralympic Games to encourage people to give aquatic sports a go.

Clubs hosting taster sessions are listed below.

If a club isn’t listed in your location, please visit discover.swimming.org to find a club near you.

Swimming

Halstead Swimming Club

  • Dates and times of sessions: Friday 12 July, 6.15pm; Sunday 14 July, 4pm; Friday 26 July, 6.15pm; Sunday 28 July, 4pm; Friday 2 August, 6.15pm; Sunday 4 August, 4pm; Friday 16 August, 6.15pm; Sunday 18 August, 4pm
  • Location of sessions: Halstead Leisure Centre, Colne Road, Halstead Essex, CO9 2HR
  • Age group: Boys and girls from seven years old
  • How to book: Email [email protected]
  • Club website:www.halsteadsc.co.uk

Stockport Swimming Club

  • Dates and times of sessions: Tuesday 2 July, 6.30pm-8.30pm; Tuesday 9 July, 6.30pm-8.30pm; Tuesday 16 July, 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • Location of sessions: Cheadle Life Leisure, Shiers Drive, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1JR
  • Age group: The club caters for all its members on an individual basis. All new swimmers will be invited for a trial session and it’s during this time that our head coach will discuss and asses your needs and also what you want to achieve. From that, information will advise which group will suit you best.
  • How to book: Visit stockportswimmingclub.org/contact-us/
  • Club website: stockportswimmingclub.org/

Medway Maritime SC

  • Dates and times of sessions: Monday 1 July; Wednesday 3 July; Monday 8 July; Wednesday 10 July; Monday 15 July; Wednesday 17 July; Monday 22 July; Wednesday 24 July; Monday 29 July; Wednesday 31 July; Monday 5 August; Wednesday 7 August; Monday 12 August; Wednesday 14 August; Monday 19 August; Wednesday 21 August; Monday 26 August; Wednesday 28 August.
  • Location of sessions: Invicta Park Military Barracks, ME14 2PL
  • Age group: Swimmers from five years to 80 years old, stages 4-8
  • How to book: Complete the form at this link: forms.gle/eSvHN6U3sX6ZsP2z9.
  • Club website: www.medwaymaritime.club

Newport & District ASC

  • Date and time of session: Saturday 20 July, 2-3pm
  • Location of session: Newport Swimming Pool, Victoria Park, Newport, TF10 7LHY
  • Age group: Eight years old and over
  • How to book: Turn up on the day
  • Club website: www.nadaswimclub.org.uk
Para-swimming

Mid Sussex Marlins Swimming Club

  • Date and time of session: Wednesday 28 August, 6-7pm.
  • Location of session: The Triangle Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8WA
  • Age group: Adult and children swimmers with disabilities.
  • How to book: Email [email protected]
  • Club website:www.midsussexmarlins.org/

Runnymede Swimming Club

  • Dates and times of sessions: Monday 1 July (mixed abilities), 6-7pm; Tuesday 2 July (learn to swim), 6-7pm (advanced), 8-9pm; Monday 8 July (mixed abilities), 6-7pm; Tuesday 9 July (learn to swim), 6-7pm (advanced), 8-9pm; Monday 15 July (mixed abilities), 6-7pm; Tuesday 16 July (learn to swim), 6-7pm (advanced), 8-9pm; Saturday 20 July (advanced) 12-1pm, (learn to swim) 1-2pm; Monday 22 July (mixed abilities), 6-7pm; Saturday 27 July (advanced) 12-1pm, (learn to swim) 1-2pm; Tuesday 30 July (learn to swim), 6-7pm (advanced), 8-9pm; Saturday 8 September (advanced) 12-1pm, (learn to swim) 1-2pm
  • Location of sessions: Runnymede Pool, Kiln Rd, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1TF
  • How to book: Visit the contact page at www.runnymedeswimmingclub.com/contact/
  • Club website: www.runnymedeswimmingclub.com/

Richmond Dales

  • Dates and times of sessions: Sat 27th July 2024, 2pm to 3pm, Sat 24th August 2024, 2pm to 3pm. If these dates are not convenient please contact us and we will try our best to accommodate.
  • Location of sessions: Catterick Leisure Centre, Gough Rd, Catterick Garison DL9 3EL
  • Age group: To join, swimmers will have achieved Stage 5 on National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) (or will have completed Stage 3 for Start-Para)
  • How to book:https://www.rdasc.org.uk/Contact
  • Club website:https://www.rdasc.org.uk

Swindon ASC

Diving

Plymouth Active Leisure / Plymouth Diving

  • Date and time of sessions (one session per person): Friday 26 July, 11am-11.30am and 3pm-3.30pm; Wednesday 31 July, 111am-11.30am and 3pm-3.30pm; Friday 2 August, 11am-11.30am and 3pm-3.30pm; Wednesday 7 August, 11am-11.30am and 3pm-3.30pm; Friday 9 August, 11am-11.30am and 3pm-3.30pm; Wednesday 14 August, 11am-11.30am and 3pm-3.30pm; Friday 16 August, 11am-11.30am and 3pm-3.30pm; Wednesday 21 August, 11am-11.30am and 3pm-3.30pm; Friday 23 August, 11am-11.30am and 3pm-3.30pm; Wednesday 28 August, 11am-11.30am and 3pm-3.30pm; Friday 30th August, 11am-11.30am and 3pm-3.30pm.
  • Location of sessions: The Plymouth Life Centre, 40 Mayflower Drive, Plymouth, PL2 3DG
  • Age group: Children can be introduced to diving at an early age. Minimum requirements 25m unaided swimming ability and comfortable swimming in deep water.
  • How to book: Email [email protected] or call 01752 606900
  • Club websites:https://plymouthactive.co.uk/ and https://www.plymouthdiving.com/

Havering Cormorants Diving Club

  • Date and times of sessions: Tuesday 2 July, 7pm; Sunday 7 July, 3pm; Tuesday 9 July, 7pm; Sunday 14 July, 3pm; Tuesday 16 July, 7pm; Sunday 21 July, 3pm; Tuesday 23 July, 7pm; Sunday 28 July, 3pm; Tuesday 30 July, 7pm; Sunday 4 August, 3pm; Tuesday 6 August, 7pm; Sunday 11 August, 3pm; Tuesday 13 August, 7pm; Sunday 18 August, 3pm; Tuesday 20 August, 7pm; Sunday 25 August, 3pm; Tuesday 27 August, 7pm;
  • Location of sessions: Harrow Lodge Sports Centre, Hornchurch, RM11 1JU
  • Age groups: Tuesday: Children’s lessons and adults; Sunday: Children’s lessons
  • How to book: Call 07480 946818
  • Club website:www.cormorantsdiving.uk

Sheffield Diving Club

  • Dates of taster sessions and times: Monday 1 July, 4.20pm-5pm; Tuesday 2 July, 6pm-6.40pm; Wednesday 3 July, 6pm-6.40pm; Thursday 4 July, 4.20pm-5pm; Monday 8 July, 4.20pm-5pm; Tuesday 9 July, 6pm-6.40pm; Wednesday 10 July, 6pm-6.40pm; Thursday 4 July, 4.20pm-5pm; Monday 15 July, 4.20pm-5pm; Tuesday 16 July, 6pm-6.40pm; Wednesday 17 July, 6pm-6.40pm; Thursday 18 July, 4.20pm-5pm; Monday 5 August, 4.20pm-5pm; Tuesday 6 August, 6pm-6.40pm; Wednesday 7 August, 6pm-6.40pm; Monday 12 August, 4.20pm-5pm; Tuesday 13 August, 6pm-6.40pm; Wednesday 14 August, 6pm-6.40pm; Saturday 17 August, 9am-9.40am, 10am-10.40am, 11am-11.40am; Monday 19 August, 4.20pm-5pm; Tuesday 20 August, 6pm-6.40pm; Wednesday 21 August, 6pm-6.40pm; Tuesday 27 August, 6pm-6.40pm; Wednesday 28 August, 6pm-6.40pm.
  • Location of sessions: Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheaf Streets S1 2BP (post code for car park is S1 1AA)
  • Age group: Junior 6-16 and must be able to swim 25m. Adults wanting to try diving please contact the club directly for session times.
  • How to book:[email protected]
  • Club website: https://www.cityofsheffielddiving.co.uk
Artistic swimming

Rugby Swimming Club Artistic Swimming

  • Date and time of session: Sunday 7 July, 9.30am-10am
  • Location of session: Queen’s Diamond Jubliee Centre, Bruce Williams Way, Rugby, CV22 5LJ
  • Age group: We are a friendly, inclusive artistic swimming club and welcome swimmers from as young as six years old who can start out by joining our Minnows team and we can accommodate any age through to 17 across our club.
  • How to book: Email [email protected]
  • Club website: www.rugbysynchro.co.uk
Water polo

Sedgefield Water Polo Club

  • Date and time of session: Saturday 3 August, 2pm
  • Location of session: Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, Beveridge Arcade, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4EJ
  • Age group: Boys and girls welcome.
  • How to book: Email [email protected] to secure your place.
  • Club website: www.facebook.com/sedgefieldwpc
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