The club is thought, by many, to be the oldest swimming Club in Thanet.

We swim at the Ramsgate Leisure Centre, High Street, Ramsgate, on a Thursday evening. The session times are

Small Pool

7pm to 7.35pm and 7.35pm to 8.10pm

Main Pool

8pm to 8.35pm, 8.35pm to 9.15pm and 9.15pm to 10pm

The Club is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, who give their precious free time to introduce and develop water confidence and skills to young people. All volunteers are DBS checked and undertake regular training seminars, as appropriate.


We teach

Water confidence and skills


Water polo


Personal Survival (yes, we still do swimming in pyjamas!)

Young people to be the next generation of swimming teachers or lifeguards


Badges and Awards

The Club uses the Amateur Swimming Association National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS). This provides each level of swimmer with specific targets to aim for and achieve. We have adopted the new NPTS brought out by the ASA in late 2008

Stages 1 and 2

Beginners classes for our younger people, aged 4 upwards, are in the teaching pool from 7pm to 7.35pm.

Stages 3 and 4

Still termed beginners, but with some water confidence and skills, are in the teaching pool and main pool between 7.35pm to 8.10pm.

The time in the Main pool is to further build their confidence before their move into the main pool for Stage 5 and beyond!

Stages 5, 6 and 7

Are called improvers, and are currently in the main pool from 8pm to 8.35pm, and another group is in from 8.35 until 9.15pm. These Stages are where the strokes and skills are further developed, so there is an attention to detail to make sure that the swimmers can demonstrate swimming and water skills to a good standard.

Finally, the 9.15pm to 10pm group is for swimmers at least Stage 7, which are of a pre-competitive, intermediate or advanced standard.

Stage 8

We now teach Stage 8 Competitive Swimming & Diving.

Please have a look at the various Badges and Award pages for all the ASA and Swimming Teachers Association Awards that the Club offers.


Swimming Gala

Whilst the Club does not compete against other Clubs, we hold our own gala every year to give the swimmers something to aim for and a flavour of competition to see if they would like to further develop their training with a competitive club. All swimmers are welcome to take part in the gala if they wish to, and all members and their families are more than welcome to come along and cheer them on!


We add a little more of a competition and excitement by dividing the swimmers into Bays, they are called Joss, Botany, Stone and Viking. Every swimmer that takes part in the Gala earns points for their Bays final scores. The Bays also take part in relay races at the Gala, these are very popular with the swimmers and their fans alike!

Presentation Evening

Every year we have a Presentation Evening to give out the Cups and Medals won at the Swimming Gala


The Home Page is regularly updated with news & events. Here you will find links to popular pages and an application form. We e-mail all members on a regular basis with updates on activities and any urgent information regarding the club. We have a Face Book page which we use for reminders or links to recent or up coming activities.

A link to the home page here

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