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.

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


SUCCESSFUL BADGE MORNING ON 2ND JULY 2017

Posted :03 July 2017

Please see below a report for the very successful Badge morning held at the Sports Village on Sunday 2nd July 2017

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RIDINGS GALA 15TH JULY 2017 AT THE SPORTS VILLAGE

Posted :03 July 2017

The Ridings Gala on the above date will take place at Scarborough Sports Village, Ashton Road, Scarborough, YO11 2JW. Sat nav may not recognise post code so use adress PLEASE NOTE NEW WARM UP TIME IS 6.30PM FOR 7.00PM START


HULL END OF SEASON GALA 1ST AND 2ND JULY 2017

Posted :03 July 2017

Over the weekend of 1st and 2nd July Scarborough swimmers attended a gala at the Ennerdale Sports Centre in Hull. Many fine swims were rewarded with numerous PBs and potential County and Regional qualifying times. Please see full results attached.

Hull end of season gala July 1st results.docx

SCARBOROUGH A AND B GALA FULL REPORT

Posted :25 June 2017

Please see below a full report on the Scarborough A and B gala held on 16th 17th and 18th June at Scarborough Sports Village.

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BADGE MORNING AT THE POOL ON SUNDAY 2ND JULY AT 07.30

Posted :22 June 2017

Everyone is welcome to the pool for a Badge Morning on Sunday 2nd July at 0730. Badges will be awarded for distances from 25 metres up to 5000 metres! Good luck to all.


A AND B DEBRIEF MEETING ON 4TH JULY 2017 AT 7.30

Posted :22 June 2017

On 4th July at 7.30pm at Scarborough Rugby Club all those involved in the very successful A and B meet are welcome to come and share their views and opinions about their experience of the gala. See you there!


MEETING FOR ALL HELPERS AND WOULD BE HELPERS FOR A AND B

Posted :12 June 2017

Please note there is a meeting for all helpers for the A and B on Thu 15th June at the pool at 7.30pm. If you have to leave earlier than 7.30 please make sure you see Chris Rhodes before you go. We are still looking for volunteers!


SSC 2017 A AND B GALA ENTRIES

Posted :10 June 2017

Please find attached a list of Scarborough swimmers entries for our A and B Gala next weekend the 16th 17th and 18th June

SSC 2017 A and B entry details.docx

SSC 2017 A & B GALA EVENT DETAILS

Posted :08 June 2017

Please find attached details of events and timings for the A and B Gala on 16th 17th and 18th June 2017

A&B Gala Details 2017 (3).docx