Let's Keep Atlantis SC Swimming

by Atlantis Fundraising Team in Horsham, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 24th November 2020 we successfully raised £7,650 with 73 supporters in 38 days

COVID-19 has created a very uncertain landscape for many sports clubs, we are no exception, can you help us to carry on swimming?

by Atlantis Fundraising Team in Horsham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We wish to see as many of our community swimming again as possible, any additional funds raised would go towards securing pool time and promoting Atlantis and our values across the region to secure new members to all areas of our #swim family.  

Who We Are:

Swimming is Britain's most popular participation sport; it's also one of our most successful Olympic sports.  Atlantis Swimming Club began in 1979 and is one of Sussex's leading competitive swimming clubs, with swimmers consistently achieving national qualifying times year on year.

We provide a structured, safe, motivating and friendly environment in which all our swimmers have the opportunity to realise their full potential.  So at all times we strive for excellence; aspire to success; recognise and celebrate endeavour - and we never forget the importance of having fun along the way.

We offer swimming training and competition for all ages 7 and above.  In total (pre Covid) we delivered over 40 hours of training per week under the leadership of the Head Coach and a skilled and experienced team of coaches.  Atlantis is affiliated to the South East Region of Swim England and also holds the SwimMark accreditation.

Apart from competitive swimming, we are lucky enough to offer:  Flamingos Artistic (synchronised) Swimming and Horsham Amateurs Swimming Club - HASC, teaching all ages to swim and a pathway to the competitive side of the club, who came under the Atlantis umbrella in 2018.  This is our #swimfamily.


What Are We Trying To Achieve?

We all have the same focus:  To achieve a growing, thriving club, to ensure swimming is accessible to all children, young adults and masters.  We recently extended our growth campaign and succeeded over a 2 year period to grow the club membership by 20%, that's 65 members and we have in place measures to grow by a further 35% (more than 100 members) over the next 3 years, this would take into consideration the natural process of swimmers who leave for University or to pursue other interests.  Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic this recruitment drive has been suspended.  

Our main wish is to ensure we attract swimmers of all ages and abilities, to encompass and welcome members from across rural Sussex and nearby towns and villages.  

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our training programme dramatically and although we have been lucky enough to recommence training, we still do not have all of our swimmers back in the water and those that are, are on a vastly reduced training programme.  We have also, as previously mentioned, suspended our recruitment drive and are unable to accept all those interested in joining due to the restrictions we have on pool time and guidelines we have implemented to keep our swimmers, coaches, volunteers and centre staff safe.

We are, quite simply, trying to keep Atlantis SC swimming and going and to see our artistic and swimming lesson team back in the water, but we can’t do that without help.

What Makes Our Project Great?

Over two thirds of our 324 members are children, aged 7 & over. Whether they love to compete, learn a new routine in artistic swimming, or are just learning to swim, aquatic sport has loads of health benefits for our children.  It is not just a sport for life but an arena where children learn to develop important life skills such as social engagement, resilience and determination.


They may well be rivals in the pool on race day, but poolside, the camaraderie helps develop lasting friendships.  Spending up to 15 hours a week with their swimming squad, team mates support each other through the lows and the highs of tough training, competition successes and life outside of the pool. 

This support network is vital to the success of Atlantis, it helps swimmers of all ages cope with demands of many hours of training and with their academic studies which are of paramount importance.

We aspire to inspire our athletes new and old.  To give young children, adults and masters a chance to join a swimming club; to have fun, enjoy competing and benefit physically and emotionally from this rewarding sport.

Our Story:

Over the competing season, Atlantis hold 3 Open Meets, one in Winter, Spring and Summer and inside the qualifying window for major regional and national competitions, they are always well attended by visiting swimming clubs and spectators and provide the essential funds needed for us to survive.  As a not-for-profit organisation, these meets are essential for us to fund the club’s financial commitments throughout the year.

With no competitions for the foreseeable future and limited pool time, we are having to review our funding strategy. We can only flourish if we can hold our regular competitions and take on new members, although we have a lot of local interest in joining the club we are unable to accept all applicants at the present time. This is due to the number of hours we have in the pool and the Covid-19 restrictions we have in place.  

We are operating on reduced membership fees alone and without the fees of new members and the income from our open meets we are in a fight for survival.

Our story continues with our volunteers;  


As a Club we rely on our volunteers to manage the club, run events and assist with the coaching. Volunteers are active across all aspects of the club, from coaching to management and administration.

We believe that volunteering for the club is the best way to support swimmers.  It ensures that club money is only spent in areas such as facility hire, equipment, coaching leadership and training.  We rely on the members and their families to provide their skills to the club where they can be most effective in order to keep the costs of a quality provision affordable for all the swimmers.

And, of course, our swimmers:


Training and competing at this level demands a huge amount of resilience, commitment and dedication from those who participate and those who support them. We are proud of all our swimmers achievements and regularly produce Sussex County and Regional Champions. Our swimmers have also competed at the British Nationals and have been chosen to represent Sussex at the Inter County Championships. 


We have built up a strong tradition of competitive swimming in the South East. Having previously won the Sussex League and been awarded promotion to the Premier League. Members of our artistic team were crowned 2019 England Champions at the National Age Group Competition.


Our Junior swimmers have lifted trophies at local level and are set to for great success!


What Happens Next? 

Please be part of Let's Keep Atlantis Swimming. Support, pledge and get involved in our project to enable funding to see us through this pandemic and to secure our future, until such time, we can commence our competitions once more.   Your support will help us to:  increase our pool time to ensure all our swimmers are back at training,  expand our membership and welcome new swimmers to this rewarding sport and ensure swimming is accessible to all those that wish to take part.

If you’re not able to contribute with a pledge, but would love to support Atlantis in other ways, please help us get the word out! Shout about us on Facebook https://facebook.com/AtlantisHorsham, instagram @atlantisswimmingclub,  twitter @AtlantisHorsham and, WhatsApp the link and talk to your friends and family and forward the email it to your colleagues.

Feel free to get in touch, if you are able to offer a reward or have any reward ideas that aren't currently on here.  THANK YOU - We appreciate these are difficult times for everyone and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that supports Atlantis SC and our #swimfamily.


Thank you for donating our Rewards ...... 

Take the time to visit Sam and Liam, Evolution Fitness http://evolutionhorsham.com/. They will advise a1602352579_evo-logo.pngnd guide you to reach your fitness goals. They have kindly donated a 2 week membership and 2 x 30 minutes Personal Training sessions - thank you! Our passion is to help our clients exceed their goals! With multiple classes throughout the week, there’s always an opportunity to work towards your fitness evolution. Our smaller class sizes and scaleable programme also means we can cater for all levels of fitness and work closely with you on your progress.

Tiffany Afflick founder of The Cooking Yam and qualified Nutrition Advisor, has a 1st Class BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough and has written 3 different nutrition packs to give as rewards:

Health & Fitness:  Recipes, flexible shopping guide, meal builder, healthy lifestyle tips and a weekly planner

Individual Sport:   Ideas on fast nutritious snacks, practical nutrition, pre & post training advice, meal builder, flexible shopping, guide on individual athlete (includes: advice on snacks, fuelling up, rest days, hard and light training days, timings), building a food plan and, of course, lots of recipes.

Team Athletes:  Ideas on fast nutritious snacks, practical nutrition, pre & post training advice, meal builder, flexible shopping, guide on Team Sport athletes (includes: rest days, hard and light training days, match day), team sport athlete plan, building a food plan and, of course, lots of recipes.

1602496803_download.jpgInstagram: @thecookingyam, Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecookingyam, Blog: https://thecookingyam.wordpress.com


1602661420_unknown.pngFINIS is known worldwide for its excellence in swimming aids and training equipment.

Founded in 1993 to motivate people too 'swim better, swim often and train smarter', the FINIS Swim range now features hundreds of innovative products designed to improve swimming technique and performance.  FINIS have made available 2 amazing rewards including the Rival Backpack with water bottle. The second includes the popular and much revered stability snorkel, agility paddles, edge fins and a mesh bag.  FINIS training equipment is available from https://www.mailsports.co.uk/  FINIS training aids and Atlantis branded FINIS kit is available through:  https://www.mailsports.co.uk/clubs/atlantis-swimming-club-horsham.    


Through the generosity of a member and Weleda, we are able to offer the following products:

Skin Food Trio Gift, Sleep Well Duo Gift, Hand Treat Gift, Arnica Bath Milk Gift Sleeved

We know how popular these will be and they will be placed on the reward page throughout the 4 week campaign - so keep checking back.  A full description of each product will be placed under each reward.  If you can’t wait that long check out Weleda’s website: https://www.weleda.co.uk/weleda-christmas-2020.   Beautiful gift ideas that care for people and planet and if that wasn’t enough of an enticement Weleda will for each gift purchased be planting a tree with TreeSisters.


Weleda has also gifted Atlantis a quantity of its Mighty Mint Kids 2-in-1 shampoo and body wash, which are especially developed with kids, for kids:

  • No synthetics, just gentle eco-detergents that are kind to skin, hair and mild on eyes
  • Organic sesame seed oil to preserve the skin’s natural moisture balance
  • A mellow minty freshness of spearmint with notes of lavender to encourage focus in the morning, or calm at the end of an action-packed day




With 30 years of experience, Essential Beauty are based in Horsham and offer a wide variety of treatments.  The treatment facial on our reward page is just one of many on offer.  

Go on pamper yourself   - you deserve it:       07745 700088

email:  [email protected]   

Website:  https://www.essentialbeautysalon.com/

Kate and Karen opened the salon at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre, Wickhurst Lane (by Tesco superstore) in 1990. In October 2018 we moved, just next door to the new building 'The Bridge Leisure Centre'. 2020 saw a big change for us in the wake of Covid-19 and we are now delighted to be in a home based garden studio in Horsham.

Independent and with such long experience we can be flexible, suiting treatments to specific needs. We never charge for consultations.

We are warm, approachable and professional Chichester qualified Beauty Therapists.

Kate holds a HND in Beauty Therapy & Karen an OND in Beauty Therapy, we both have membership and insurance with the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists (MGPBT).

We have an established clientele and are always pleased to welcome new clients. Many of our clients have been with us for more years than they or we care to admit, in some families we look after three generations.

Be assured we are not a couple of old dinosaurs, we take ourselves off from time to time to learn new skills or update the old ones. Most recently we undertook training and are associated with MASCED (melanoma and skin cancer early detection).

1603467721_screenshot_2020-10-23_at_16.40.27.pngAnnie's Closet Tel No: 07810 750015email:  [email protected]    

Annie's Closet is an award-winning Fashion business based in Horsham, West Sussex, UK  

Keep an eye on the Annie's Closet Facebook page www.facebook.com/AnniesCloset and our Instagram Page  @AnniesClosetUK for news of new items, gifts, offers and giveaways.


                                                  Scarf offered as a reward.

Visit our website to find out all about Atlantis SC and our fundraising story:      



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

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£5 Reward

Pledge £5 and receive an Atlantis car sticker and a personalised Thank You certificate

£10 or more

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£10 and receive an Atlantis & Weleda reward

Thank you for supporting us and your £10 pledge will be rewarded with an Atlantis swim hat and a bottle of Weleda 2-in-1 Kids shampoo and body wash - Fresh bathtime fun for little grown-ups Mild and gentle 2in1 cleansing for delicate skin and hair – especially developed with kids, for kids. No synthetics, just sweet, fresh, fruity bathtime fun in a tube! Weleda's kids products are kind to skin, hair and mild on eyes

£10 or more

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£10 and receive 2 of these gifts

Perfect as a stocking filler or secret santa gift. For each £10 pledge receive a Weleda kids 2-in-1 body and hair wash + a stationery item in each pack. Stationery will be either: Harry Potter colouring book, Emoji sticky notes, pencil case and 3 pencils or Smiggle notebook. Plus a bonus bottle of the Weleda 2-in-1 hair and body wash, perfect for sports bags and a quick pre-school shower!

£12 or more

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£12 Reward - Tired of ironing?

Tired of ironing the shirts for the week ahead, live within 3 miles of Horsham? Why not take advantage of this offer £12 for 10 shirts - now that has to be worth it and offers great value for money. Average cost for this service is £16 including folding. Go on, spoil yourself, put your feet up and let someone else do the ironing - now that's a treat worth having!

£15 or more

£15 Or more, a straight donation to the campaign

If you would prefer to offer a straight donation to Let's Keep Atlantis Swimming campaign. Please just enter the amount you wish to donate. We thank you for your generosity and support.

£15 or more

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£15 Reward for 'The New Friday Night Package'

We're all getting used to new routines and our weekends are now no exception. If you can't go out and enjoy the weekend, why not snuggle down with a good book, a glass of wine or prosecco and a relaxing face mask.

£20 or more

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£20 Reward Nutrition Pack

Tiffany is a great friend to Atlantis and is a Sport Nutritionist. She has produced 3 nutrition packs: One of these would be for highly active people who train in individual sports such as swimming, running, cycling, crossfit or other individual sports. The second package would be useful for team sport athletes (football, hockey, rugby etc.), and the final package would be more suitable for recreationally active people. Full details on Our Story

£22 or more

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£22 Reward Weleda Sleep Well Gift Set

Create a moment of calm with the classic scent of lavender, and help prepare for a good night’s sleep. This fragrant duo – a 200ml Bath Milk and 100ml Body Oil – is made with organic lavender from our fair trade farming partners in Moldova. The soothing, harmonising body oil provides gentle, comforting relief for body, soul and spirit. The heady scent of lavender in the body oil is balanced by warming frankincense and sweet palmarosa. Retail £30.

£50 or more

£50 Will be used to sponsor a swimmer

Donate £50 to sponsor a swimmer, receive progress reports, have the chance to present prizes (when permitted to hold our Club Championships), tell your story and why you want to support a swimmer. If you are a company donating, it's a chance to promote your business through a link on our website, alongside space to advertise which will also be posted on our social media sites. With over 300 members and their networks - that's lots of publicity!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

If you can pledge £100 to Atlantis SC, you will receive an invite to the first post Covid Open Meet, for a reception hosted by Atlantis, to show our appreciation and the chance to say thank you. You will also be placed in our Hall of Fame banner, which will be displayed at our Open Meets. Your photo and story will be posted on our website and social media platforms (optional).

£200 or more

£200 For Companies

Pledge £200 today and we'll thank you with dedicated space for publicity and a link on our website, promote your company in our competition literature, newsletters and all fundraising correspondence. Our fundraising page on our website will have a dedicated thank you to your company and going forward we will keep the link and acknowledge your kindness and generosity. Our members are all over West Sussex and with over 300 that's great publicity

£1,000 or more

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£1000 Reward An Event Named In Your Honour

This is a fantastic reward for a fantastic pledge. We run 3 Open Meets a year and will name an event at one of these meets after you. You will be invited to present the first winner of this race with your trophy which they will keep for a year. Stay for the rest of the meet and enjoy the racing and the Atlantis hospitality. We will also be proactive in promoting your company. Contact [email protected] for further details

£10 or more

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£10 Reward Animal Print Scarf

Annie's Closet based in Horsham, is an award winning fashion business. In 2018 & 2019 they were awarded top slot in the Women's Boutique category for the whole of Sussex, in a competition run by the nationwide blogging website, Muddy Stilettos. This beautiful lightweight animal print scarf in brown and beige (photo under our story) is an ideal present for your wife, girlfriend, mother or best friend.

£12 or more

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£12 Reward Weleda Arnica Bath Soak

This bottle of bath time bliss contains arnica, a plant famous for its natural anti-inflammatory properties. The powerful extract is made from the vivid yellow flowers grown organically in the Scottish Black Isle, where the crisp cold and intensity of light result in prolific flowering. Your perfect training partner, to ease aching muscles and weary limbs after exercise or sport. Vegan. This retails for £14.95 a lovely gift for any sports person.

£12 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£12 Reward Weleda Hand Treat

We are all washing our hands more these days, give them a some TLC with Weleda's Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream and a pair of organic cotton gloves, as an intensive treat for hands to counter dryness caused by harsh hand-sanitizers and constant hand washing. Made with pomegranate oil, organic macadamia nut, sesame and jojoba seed oil really pack a punch, delivering moisture and essential nutrients to leave your skin soft and supple. Vegan.

£20 or more

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£20 Reward 1 x 30 min Personal Training Session

Evolution Fitness, based in Horsham http://evolutionhorsham.com/. Have offered 2 Personal Training sessions each lasting 30 minutes. Their coaching team offer a huge wealth of industry knowledge and experience working to help clients achieve their absolute best. With their work hard ethos of Stronger, Fitter, Faster you could soon be achieving those fitness goals.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 Reward Gingerbread House

Looking for something a little different this Christmas, how about a Gingerbread house, decorated and filled with either after dinner sweet treats or battery operated t-light to shine through stained glass windows - made of coloured sweets, of course! A fantastic present or table centrepiece on the big day. Delivered within the Horsham area.

£25 or more

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£25 Reward Weleda Skin Food Gift Set

The ultimate Skin Food collection, containing a 30ml Skin Food Original, 30ml Skin Food Light and 150ml Skin Food Body Butter. The perfect gift for Skin Food fans, to indulge friends and family with a touch of luxury. Weleda Skin Food soothes and comforts skin battered by daily stresses, and restores radiance. It’s great for dry or rough hands that need a treat, or thirsty skin anywhere on the body. This is a real bargain, it retails at £32

£30 or more

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£30 Reward 2 week membership at Evolution Fitness

We are pleased to offer this reward: Evolution Fitness, based in Horsham http://evolutionhorsham.com/. Has offered a 2 week membership. Monthly membership is usually £68, so this offers real value for money. Whether you are working towards a fitness goal or looking for advice Sam and Liam Co-Founders of Evolution Fitness will be on hand to help you work towards your 'fitness evolution.'

£50 or more

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£50 Reward for a Treatment Facial

All the elements of the classic facial, then further customised with specialised treatments for your skin, whether dehydrated, mature, sensitive, sluggish or oily. Using a variety of aromatic oils, galvanic gels, gentle dermabrasion, exfoliation, ampoules, steam, as appropriate. Massage will follow this, hot stones progressing to manual for deep relaxation, which will include lymphatic drainage, pressure point stimulation, as indicated.

£70 or more

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£70 FINIS Reward

FINIS have offered this amazing Rival Backpack and water bottle. This brilliant 32L bag has plenty of space to store all your items, wet or dry. The convenient mesh bag that attaches to the front, is perfect for easy access to your goggles, cap or even storing your wet swimsuit after a day of training or racing. The easily accessible side pockets are perfect for storing all your personal items. No more searching for your keys and phone!

£80 or more

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£80 FINIS Reward

With Christmas approaching, this is the perfect gift for the swimmer in your family. Known worldwide for its excellence in swimming aids and training equipment, these FINIS swim products are an essential item for any swim bag. They are small and easy to take to the pool, but the results they produce are huge. Our Friends at FINIS have offered: Stability Snorkel, Agility Paddles, Edge Fins and a Mesh Bag. This amazing reward is worth over £98

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