COLSC- "Getting back to normal"

COLSC- "Getting back to normal"
We did it
On 25th August 2020 we successfully raised £11,118 with 201 supporters in 34 days

Survival for City of Leicester Swimming Club is on a knife edge as Leicester continues in Lockdown..!

 New stretch target

To expand the reach of the club to allow more children to join and provide improved facilities and enhance training.

The impact of Covid-19 has been felt across the UK and these are hard times for all. 

The swimming community has been affected, from county to national level. COVID -19 has halted the club’s revenue streams and children and families have lost not only the facilities they train in, the ability to take part in their chosen sport but also a place to meet with friends and make sporting memories.

Our Ethos and Who We Are

In the heart of Leicester lies a successful swimming club, now in its 42nd year, providing aspirant swimmers from across Leicestershire with the opportunity to realise their full potential in swimming.

City of Leicester Swimming Club ethos is to allow each athlete to follow their aspirations to achieve their goals.  This is delivered through a team of dedicated and inspirational coaching staff; whose continued investment and support of their swimmers enables them to develop into the swimming stars of the future.

Throughout the lockdown period our head coach has continued to provide support by mentoring other local base club coaches and continued to share his knowledge to develop base club land training programmes whilst we are in this current situation. He has provided updates to Leicestershire Amateur Swimming Association and is helping steer the swimming community of Leicestershire back to the pool.

Our swimmers have been motivated by our head coach throughout this journey, completing exercise zooms daily as squads and we hold weekly family quiz nights and bingo nights that are proving very popular!

But we are facing a challenging future

With no end in sight we have suffered significantly reduced cash flow following the cancellation of not only our meets (competitions) but other sporting and social events. 

Leicester has been hit by a double blow in that the pools our swimmers use are in the lockdown area, so whilst others are back training on the 25th, our swimmers are not!

Looking ahead to the next stage we are planning how we commence training again. We will need additional funds to manage a safe return to swimming (e.g. maximum pool time to accommodate social distancing measures). 

The solution we will drive forward

We are launching a Crowdfunding campaign to help the City of Leicester swimming Club bridge the financial issues now being faced, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and to help secure the future of the club.

............Your money could go even further!..........

The good news is that Sport England and Crowdfunder have now launched a fund to help clubs- there is up to 50% extra funding available. We have set a target of raising £10000 in the next 4 weeks, so are in with a chance of receiving up to £5000 from Sport England if successful.

How it will help?

For over 40 years, City of Leicester Swimming Club has been successfully providing top quality coaching to swimmers from across Leicestershire from county and regional standard through to national and even International levels.

Although initially helped in it's early stage by financial support from Leicester City Council, the club no longer receives any funding and as a result has had to become self-sustainable.

It is a not a profit -making entity and all income generated goes towards overheads including pool hire, coaching fees, coaching equipment and maintenance costs.

All monies raised raised will help to ensure the club remains financially stable, so that it can continue to serve the athletes currently in the programme and long into the future.

This is why the Crowdfunding campaign is being launched, with a range of prizes/rewards including discounted meet wristbands and programmes at our future meets, dive/start clinics, a new club hat, vouchers, sponsorship opportunities and much more.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Terms and conditions for Raffle Draw

  • The prize draws will take place and be drawn at random by  the Club Chairman, at the end of August.
  • Details of the raffle for pledges of £5+, including prizes will be circulated later.
  • There are no cash equivalents for any of the prizes.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£20 or more

Start / Dive / Turn Clinic

Start / Turn / Dive Clinic Dates TBC and to be run by one of our City of Leicester Swimming Club coaching team

£5 or more

Raffle Entry

Entry into our raffle that could see you win Commonwealth games kit, a signed football shirt, sports vouchers , M+ S vouchers , Wagamama vouchers and much more

£10 or more

Club Swimming Hat - Special Edition

Covid-19 City of Leicester Swimming Club hat. A hat designed by City of Leicester Swimming Club, will go down in history.

£15 or more

AquaPark Ticket for Rutland Water - MEMBERS ONLY

One ticket for the COLSC Aquapark event at Rutland Water. THIS IS FOR MEMBERS OF COLSC ONLY

£25 or more

Weekend Spectator Entry to COLSC Meet & Programme

A full weekend pass for one spectator at one of our forthcoming Competitions / Meets plus a complimentary Programme.

£30 or more

2x AquaPark Ticket for Rutland Water MEMBERS ONLY

Two ticket for the COLSC Aquapark event at Rutland Water. THIS IS FOR MEMBERS OF COLSC ONLY

£40 or more

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West Lodge Rural Centre Family Pass

A family pass for a family of four for a day out at West Lodge Rural Centre.This is truly a magical place to visit with your children to enjoy the farm animals, barrel rides, acres of countryside with plenty of nature trails and walks. Why not visit the fairy dell and the witch's house, and so there is so much more to see here.Please see their website for further details. restrictions in place)

£50 or more

Event Sponsorship

Sponsor an event at our next open meet and include your name in the programme, our website and social media. Each event will be allocated prior to the competition, please let us know if you have a preference.

£85 or more

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Beef Box

A beef box from West Lodge Rural Centre contains the finest quality beef which has been raised here on our farm. All of the beef in your box will come from the same cow, which has been reared here on the farm. Further details please see for further details.

£100 or more

Programme Sponsor

A Full colour A4 Sponsorship Page / advert in our printed programme at our next swimming competition / meet.

£250 or more

Competition T-Shirt Sponsorship

Get your logo printed onto our competition t-shirts. Our swimmers attend several prestigious events each season, and they get club t-shirts for each Championship. These are at the Regional Championships, English & British Nationals and British Trials. Please select the event below.

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