Crawley Swimming & Water Polo Club Funding Support

by Crawley Swimming Club in Crawley, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 17th November 2020 we successfully raised £5,000 with 54 supporters in 76 days

Please help and our young swimmers to continue in the sport they love by raising £4000 to support the finances of club

by Crawley Swimming Club in Crawley, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

The extra money raised will help pay for pool hire and help to pay for coaches salaries and volunteers expenses.

1598657720_3852e152-9663-4670-8f44-d59dd92cb5e6.jpegCrawley Swimming Club is one of the oldest and successful swimming and Water Polo clubs in Sussex, based at K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, West Sussex, where we benefit from the fabulous facilities on offer.

We are a friendly and inclusive club that have been proud to have provided a high-quality professional teaching and coaching and training from beginner to International standards in both Swimming Masters Swimming and Water Polo. Currently we have over 150 members ranging from 5 years old to adults. 

Within our last season alone we have:

  • 2 Water polo GB under 19 players,
  • The current UK number one 200 fly 17-year category,
  • International Team England for World sports games and England for the
  • DISE programme in Dubai,
  • English National Champion 200 Breaststroke,
  • GB swimmer in the Cerebral Palsy Games and numerous National Qualifiers1598657742_ab2193c7-7b57-4119-a402-8e89997c76ee.jpeg


This success is because we encourage our swimmers at all levels to reach their potential, and to regularly compete in galas and events.

So why are we fundraising?

Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 and to lockdown of our club over this
period we, like others, have seen a detrimental effect on our club
finances. The return to the pool will come with added financial pressure
due to social distancing in the pool along with the loss of income from
galas and costs of keeping our swimmers and members active during lock down.

During lock down we provide many different activities covering
things like land training zooms lives, Q&A’s from amazing speakers and
international swimmers and coaches, our land based weekly work out
programmes, personalised CSC YouTube workouts and fun challenges.

Now we need to reach out to you, our local community to help us with
fundraising to build the club back to the successful community-based
Swimming programme we had before Covid 19. As you probably already
know, this cause is especially important to all the volunteers, members,
and swimmers that we do everything we can in keeping the club alive for
our future generations.


We are therefore looking to build our financial reserves to support the club during this club rebuilding phase, to retain our coaches and support our members by asking for a donation to help us though this difficult time of social distancing and beyond. Before Covid we subsidised our income by running competitions inviting clubs from around the region to participate.
Due to current competition restraints we need some urgent financial support to keep the club alive for our future generation.
Currently our financial liabilities of pool hire was increased due to higher pool fees and with a loss of membership fees this has led the club into a regular financial deficit each month and unfortunately the club will not be able to sustain this loss going forward.

Our aim is to Build, Back, Better with a flexible, accessible, sustainable development programme for everyone.

Due to the cost of pool hire and teaching/coaching staff these pathway opportunities are only available to the community via existing after school programmes organised by the Leisure Centres. If additional funding was available to us, we could expand this to enhance our aquatic programme and would help towards not only our future but the health & wellbeing of the community.
The second part of the project would be to set up a:

For members of the community who lost jobs, assisting them to maintain their children's swimming. This is vital as Crawley has been identified nationally as one of the worst areas of unemployment suffering the biggest economic hit from the pandemic with more than 50% of jobs at risk of being lost.
Your donation of any amount would truly help us reach our goal.If you could also share our fundraiser link with your friends, it would mean so much. The more people hear about our cause, the quicker we can reach our fundraising goal.1598957440_pool.jpg1598957264_zoe_cain.jpg1598657812_9baa5a39-4a2b-4bb2-8a84-858a45c53ad9.jpeg1598957379_emma.jpg

Due to input reasons and the current climate we are extending our Crawley SC project by 4 weeks. However it is still very important that we as a club support our members going forward, and we still need extra funding to support the second part of the project which would be to set up a Hard Ship Fund:

Thank you in advance for your kindness and support and thank you for helping us. Including support from:



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

£5 or more

3.2kg Hamper of Chocolates

Plus we have a Reward for your support: As an extra initiative we are putting each and every one of our donators over £5 will be in for a chance to win one of our massive 3.2kg Hamper of Chocolates idealfor Christmas.

£10 or more

Help Our Club

Donate £10 to help our fantastic swimming club stay in the water and get through whatever COVID-19 throws at us.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

5 Peppa Pig Books

Peppa Pig x 5 (Fairy Tale/In Space/The Mermaid/Magical Unicorn/Goodnight Peppa) – worth £15 Great Christmas Gift

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Two Great Books

Tell Me Dad, is a gift book that gives back, asking your father to record everything from his favourite band as a teenager and his childhood games to his proudest accomplishment and first memory of you. The Song of the Tree – is a lyrical, heart-warming new tale about a Bird that loves to sing in the towering tree at the heart of the jungle. It feels like home. Value £23

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Celebrate Christmas with Wine & Chocolates

Celebrate Christmas with a bottle of Red and White wine and a box of chocolates. Would need to be collected.

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Christmas food Basket

Treat yourself to a great Christmas food basket, completly full of Christmas goodies.

£35 or more

3 of 4 claimed

1-1 Individual Training Session

Ron Philpot ex International and Olympic Swimming Coach has offered a 1-1 personnal training session lasting 45 minutes. With his experiance and knowledge a opportunity not to be missed.

£50 or more

Social Media Recognition of Support

If you are a local company then make a donation and select this reward, then the club will post a huge thank you for your support and we will post your business name on all our social media platforms.

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Discount in our Club Shop

Donate £50 to get 15% discount on Club Hats, Shirts and all things Crawley Swimming Club. Ideal for those Christmas gifts for your Children.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Roald Dahi (5 books)

James & The Giant Peach/The Magic Finger/Fantastic Mr Fox/Charlie & The Great Glass Elevator/Danny The Champion Of The World) value £25 A great gift

£20 or more

3 of 3 claimed

PRO-TEEN Youth Nutrition 500 grm Pouches

PRO-TEEN Powder which is aimed at Teenagers Nutrition 500grm bag worth £24.99

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Visit Godstone Farm

“Donate £35 and explore Godstone Farm with discounted tickets for 2 Adults & 2 Children (value £45) Located just off J6 of the M25, Godstone Farm is set against the stunning backdrop of the Surrey Countryside. Surrounded by stunning views nature and wildlife. A visit not to be missed.”

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