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.

Christmas Closure period

3rd December 2016

Please note that there will be no swimming sessions during weeks commencing 19th & 26th Dec. Normal Tuesday and Thursday sessions restart from first week in January.

December 2015 Newsletter

1st December 2015

December 2015 Newsletter now available to view. This includes the Xmas closure dates.
Dec 2015 Newsletter - incl Xmas Closure Dates

Xmas Break and Fun Sessions

1st December 2015

As you are aware, the Club is open throughout the whole year with the exception of 2 weeks - the Xmas and New Year period. These dates are as follows:

South Norwood – ends Fri 18th Dec 2015 and opens Thur 7th Jan 2016
Thornton Heath – ends Tues 15th Dec 2015 and opens Tues 5th Jan 2016
St Joseph’s – ends Mon 14th Dec 2015 and opens Mon 11th Jan 2016

We will be hosting 2 fun sessions for all our swimmers on:

Tues, 15th Dec at Thornton Heath & Thurs, 17th Dec at South Norwood
7.00pm to 8.30pm – All are welcome to either or both sessions

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

Woodside & Thornton Heath Swimming Club logo WTHSC Website Copyright © 2017 Woodside and Thornton Heath Swimming Club.
Site (v4 2008) by Corale.