Club celebrates 60 years in good shape

February 25 2022

Members of Soundwell Swimming Club

Members of Soundwell Swimming Club

SOUNDWELL Swimming Club is celebrating its 60th birthday in 2022, having just taken its largest number of swimmers to the British Winter Championships in recent years.

The club, based at Kingswood Leisure Centre, took five swimmers to the championships in December and there was further good news as two members qualified for the British Championships in April, with more expected to follow.

Another has been selected to represent the South West at the National Schools Gala.

Head coach Jon Wills said: "The past two years have been exceptionally difficult for competitive swimmers, and it is a credit to the hard work of our swimmers that they were able to qualify for a national competition." 

The club, which has more than 200 members, went online during lockdown, with Zoom workout sessions provided by Jon. 

With swimmers having now returned to a full training schedule, the club is expecting a bumper year for members qualifying for county, regional and national competitions.

As well as competitive squads, the club has a swim academy, providing swimming lessons to youngsters, with a feeder system through to its competitive squads for children who want to continue their swimming. 

For more information about squad trial email HeadCoach@Soundwellswim.org.uk or for swimming lessons email learntoswim@soundwellswim.org.uk. 

Sarah Taylor