Scarborough Swimming Club  

Scarborough
Swimming
Club

Club History

The club was first formed in 1893 as the Scarborough Amateur Swimming Club (SASC).

The club was an 'off-shoot' of the Scarborough Rowing Club, as many of their members wanted to swim as well as row. A committee was formed consisting of eight members, four from the rowing club and four from the proposed new swimming club. The new swimming club was formed in May of 1893.

The original club colours were red and white and are still worn today.

Water Polo in the early 1900's

The early swimming club also had a keen interest in water polo which was played during the summer months off the North Pier in Scarborough's North Bay. The pier stood until 1905. Scarborough's water polo team would often play York and Liverpool water polo teams. This was a big attraction to potential club members at the time as Water Polo was a very new sport. The first competitive Water Polo match was against Liverpool, who gave Scarborough a sound thrashing 0-8. Sadly water polo in Scarborough does not now play a major role and usually is played once a year.

Scarborough's South Bay Pool

Swimming was still the club's main focus and over the last 100 years the club trained at several different pools, these included Blands Cliff Swimming baths (now known as Corrigan's), the Aquarium Top (underneath the Spa Bridge), the South Bay Pool, North Bay Pool (now known as Atlantis) and the club's current base, the Scarborough Indoor Pool.

The club also held galas and performances at Peasholm Park and the Open Air Theatre, where people came just to watch performances by the SSC swimmers.
Most recently, our head coach Sam Greetham has coached swimmers for SSC and has had great success in Speed and Open Water swimming. Sam has coached swimmers to the highest level, with many swimmers making National Qualifying times. Sam has also coached Open Water swimmers who have gone on to win National medals and achieve International representation at 5k and 10k events.

During the past fifty years, the club has been producing swimmers capable of taking on the English Channel and taking part in events around the World. A fine achievement for a Town club!
Our club continues to make progress in the swimming world and achieved "Swim 21" status in 2004.

The club continues to dominate local swimming. Our high quality training continues to reflect in the club's many successes. Such as Champions of the Ridings League in 2005 and many of our swimmers achieving National Qualifying times.
A Record second to none!

Swimming in Scarborough is one of the biggest sports in the area. Between the two swimming clubs based in Scarborough, they can boast a membership of over six hundred swimmers which can easily match most City teams for size. Indeed, many of the town's swimming fraternity move freely between the two clubs on a regular basis.

Swimming in Scarborough must continue to look forward. With this thought in mind, Scarborough Swimming Club, the area's first "Swim21" accredited club, feel that there are exciting times ahead and embrace the challenge change will most certainly bring.

MESSAGE FROM SAM GREETHAM

Posted :11 March 2018

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED IMAGE FOR DETAILS OF A SPECIAL MEETING ON THE FUTURE OF AQUATIC SPORTS IN SCARBOROUGH

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BUSES FOR AWAY GALAS

Posted :11 March 2018

All swimmers - details for the team buses which has been booked for the Ridings Galas are shown below

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EASTER TOMBOLA PRIZES

Posted :11 March 2018

Prizes needed for our annual Easter Tombola please, just a few weeks away! Donations of Easter eggs, teddies, wine, chocolates, toiletries etc. Please leave at the desk on a Thursday night. MUCH APPRECIATED!!!


PAYMENT OF ASA CAT FEES

Posted :14 January 2018

Please see below for details

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NO TRAINING FRIDAY MORNING 1ST DECEMBER 2017

Posted :30 November 2017

Due to the inclement weather tomorrow morning's training session IS CANCELLED


NO TRAINING SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER

Posted :23 November 2017

Please note there is no training on Sunday 26th November 2017 due to the Kingfishers Gala


SCARBOROUGH SWIMMING CLUB AGM AND OPEN FORUM ON THE FUTURE OF SSC

Posted :19 November 2017

Please note our AGM will take place at the Rugby Club on Friday 24th November at 7.30pm After the AGM there will be an Open forum where the future of SSC after June 2018 will be explained. Please come along and hear what the future holds for us all


MEET DETAILS FOR OUR SNOWBALL MEET ON 9TH DECEMBER 2017

Posted :12 November 2017

Please find attached the details of our Meet on 9th December 2017

Christmas+Snowball+meet+details.JF+++docx-4.pdf

NEW CHARGES FOR 2018

Posted :28 September 2017

Please see attached the new charges for 2018 which apply from 01 Oct 2017 to 30 Sep 2018. Charges will now be on a monthly standing order basis only. Please see Chris Rhodes for a Standing Order form and Account details

SSC 2017-18 Swimming Fees.xlsx

FINAL CLARIFICATION REGARDING RETURN TO TRAINING

Posted :04 September 2017

Just to confirm that this week is back to normal training following the summer break except that Tuesday evening training starts next week on the 12th September. This includes early morning training on Tuesday Wednesday and Friday mornings