Who we are...
Staines Swimming Club was born in the early 1900's when training took place in the River Thames. Nestled in the heart of the community, Staines Swimming Club has equipped generations with their water wings.
From fledglings in our Cygnet pool to the those competing at county, regional and national levels, the club is one family united by the joys of swimming.
Why we need your help...
The club has been presented with challenges in its long history including 2 world wars but today we face an unprecedented challenge of modern times. As a non profit organisation, Staines Swimming Club relies on its membership fees and income generated through club events including Mini Sprints, Club Championships and our respected Black Swan to operate.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced us to hang up our goggles on 24th March 2020 and as a result, our finances have been severely impacted.
We are all keeping our fingers and fins crossed that we can restart swimming soon but to do this and in line with social distancing and other restrictions, it will require us to extend our training periods and training programme. This will reduce the number of swimmers training in any one session but will give everyone in the club opportunity to restart their swim training. Also, our sleepy Cygnet pool will need to be woken from its hibernation with tender love.
What we are asking for...
We are asking for your support to help raise £5,000 of much needed funds to secure the provision of services and facilities Staines Swimming Club provides to the local community. Monies raised will help go towards:
- Repairs to Cygnet pool - Toilet and new lighting
- Electrical works
- Restart costs - getting Cygnet pool ready (drainage, cleaning and insurance)
It's not a glamorous project but the costs are real and donations to help keep the Cygnet pool operating, and for the club to continue providing swimming lessons and training sessions within the local community, would be very much appreciated.
These are testing times for everyone and as a club we are united in bringing together our members by providing a swimming environment where everyone can flourish and be safe. Our teachers and coaches can't wait to see all our members and new faces soon. Stay safe, stay well and stay in touch.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story and for supporting our local swimming club.