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Est 1896 - Affiliated to Notts ASA East Midland District


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About Us

Our Aim is to provide top quality swimming for our community.


Our Vision is:

- To be the best swimming club in Nottinghamshire

- To provide the best possible teaching and coaching for all our     swimmers in order that they can fulfil their potential

- To enable teachers & coaches to develop to their full potential so as to be able to meet the needs of each swimmer

- To compete effectively as a team in league galas & open meets

- To provide high quality facilities & resources for the club.


The work of the club has been acknowledged at National Level and the club has achieved the government sponsored Sport England Clubmark accreditation which signifies the club's commitment to being a safe, effective and child friendly sports club. The club is also accredited as a Swim21 Teaching club (Swim 21 is the ASA charter mark of quality). The club meets 4 times per week at Retford Leisure Centre. The club provides a high level of teaching and coaching for swimmers of all ages and abilities. The club also supports persons wishing to become swimming coach or teacher, and those wishing to qualify as ASA registered Officials. Parental involvement in all aspects of the club is high and plays an important part in the club structure.


The club competes with some success in various county leagues. Many of our swimmers progress to the Bassetlaw section of Nottinghamshire's Nova Centurion Swim Squad and go on to swim at county and regional levels, and higher. Individual members compete frequently in galas held throughout the region. Club members have also swum in the national squad. The club holds its own Annual Championships for swimmers of all ages, with awards being presented at an annual Presentation Evening. Home galas are held regularly at Retford Leisure Centre for all club members, to ensure that anyone who wants to compete gets a chance. Club successes are reported in the local press.


See information on the club's most famous members here.

Presentation Evening 2014

Retford Swimming Club is one of Nottinghamshire's premier swimming clubs. We are a competitive club that also caters for a range of abilities from beginners, swimmers for fitness, to masters and competitive swimmers. The club has been in existence for over 100 years, providing facilities for the people of Retford and the surrounding areas. The club is committed to teaching, coaching, promoting and encouraging competitive swimming. Current membership exceeds 200 people of all ages.

Club Captains 14-15