Woodside & Thornton Heath Swimming Club


Welcome to the Woodside and Thornton Heath Swimming Club website. On this site, you can find out about us, how to become a member and a bit of history about us. For current members, fixtures and training times are posted. Take a look around, and, of course, get in touch if there's anything you would like to know!

Founded 1887
The longest established club in Croydon

Affiliated to CBSA and London Swimming

Affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association

Useful Information

Club Rules [PDF,41KB] Membership forms

The Club has members from learners to advanced with the emphasis on stroke teaching, with some stamina work included when swimmers are competent. The Learners section will accept children from 5 years upwards. The competition section offers training sessions for juniors and seniors aged from 9 to 21 approximately.

Squads train 2 - 4 nights per week depending on ability and swimmers are entered for Borough and County Championships. The club team competes in local inter-club competitions and swimming leagues.

Notice Board

The latest news from the Club.

Fun Session & Summer Swim Schedule

7th July 2015

To mark the end of the school year we will be hosting a fun session with the use of the giant inflatable on Tuesday, 21st July at Thornton Heath and Thursday 23rd July at South Norwood from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. All members are welcome to come along to either or even both sessions and have some fun.

We would like to remind you that the Club is open throughout the whole year with the exception of 2 weeks during the Christmas and New Year period and therefore all swim sessions throughout the summer will continue as normal with the exception of Monday’s sessions at St Joseph’s.

We look forward to seeing your child at the fun sessions and wish you all a great summer.

Time Trials - July 2015

22nd June 2015

The club will be holding 2 time trials on Tuesday 7th July at Thornton Heath and Thursday 9th July at South Norwood pool. They will be held during our normal swimming schedule. All children are required to attend their normal swimming night but will need to be present for the whole session which is from 7pm until 8.30pm to allow them to be timed on all their strokes. We would very much appreciate it if any parents would be willing to help time keep for the session.

The purpose of these trials are to assess your child's progression through the club and also to give us an indication of those children who are ready to compete in our inter-club galas and which strokes are their strongest.

Can you please make every effort to attend these trials as it is very beneficial for our club, to update our records and also to highlight your child's strengths and weaknesses.

Many thanks

Woodside and Thornton Heath Swimming Club

Jack Petchey Awards

21st June 2015

Kelly Coates receiving her Jack Petchey award certificate from club secretary Geoff Buxton - June 2015

Octopus Gala Rd 4 6th June

7th June 2015

Last night saw another exciting Octopus gala at Beckenham. Despite a slightly depleted squad the rest of the swimmers did exceedingly well achieving 7* first places and 7* 2nds finishing very close to the first three teams in 4th place overall.

1st Mixed Breast squadron
2nd Girls 9/10 Fly
1st Boys 9/10 Fly
1st Boys 18U Fly
2nd Girls 9/10 Back
2nd Boys 12U Back
2nd 12U Free Relay
1st Girls 9/10 Breast
2nd Boys 9/10 Breast
1st Boys 12U Fly
1st 9/10 Medley Relay
1st Girls 18U Breast
2nd Boys 9/10 Breast
2nd 18U Medley Relay

Well done to everyone.

Octopus Gala 19th May

20th May 2015

Congratulationsto the team at yesterday's League gala who started off with excellant victories in the first two events; the Mixed Breaststroke squadron and Girls 9/10 Butterfly. This was followed by victory in the Girls 12/U Butterfly. The team also gained 2nds in four other events.

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