The club was established in 2003 by former Head Coach Chris Gassmann and others to provide opportunities for competitive swimmers in the Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Sturminster Newton and Mere areas to meet and train. Our members are aged between nine and 18 years old and have achieved Level 5 of Learn to Swim.
We now train exclusively at the RiversMeet Leisure Centre in Gillingham (Hardings Lane, SP8 4HX) and once a month on a Saturday at Millfield School, together with our neighbours West Dorset Swimming Club.
In July 2020 we became one of the first clubs in Dorset to resume training after lockdown, and by early November all our three squads were back in the water: Pre-Turbos, Development and Performance, swimming under a fully risk-assessed Covid-safe regime.
Our 16-strong squad put in a superb performance at the most recent 2020 Dorset County Championships at Littledown in February: almost all swimmers clocked up at least one personal best for a squad total of 42.