Back to Swimming Fund

Watford Swimming Club profile

Project by Watford Swimming Club

Back to Swimming Fund

Watford Swimming Club profile

Project by Watford Swimming Club


£8,000 target 21 days left
55% 38 supporters

Help Watford Swimming Club to raise funds lost by not holding open swim meets and get the swimmers back on competitive form.


Watford Swimming Club is one of the top competitive swimming clubs in Hertfordshire. Our aim is to therefore maximise every swimmer’s potential in the pool, whilst ensuring they make friendships in a fun and enjoyable environment.

Over the past few years the club has gone from strength to strength.  The swimmers in our club compete at their own level of ability and can go as far as possible. This may be from Club, County, Regional, National standards and beyond.  

The club will be celebrating its 120th anniversary this year!


Watford Swimming Club has been hit hard by Covid.  Without the popular open meets that we normally run, we have lost up to £40,000 revenue.

Membership fees do not cover the total costs of running the club and the gala revenue subsidises this.  Without it we are losing money.

In addition when we have been open in between lockdowns, we have had to comply with Covid regulations such as reduced swimmer load in the pool therefore reducing the number of hours for each swimmer and increasing pool costs.

This Crowdfunder will help us to to maximise on pool time to give our swimmers the best opportunity to catch up on lost time and prepare them for the next season.

Our target is £5,000.  If we reach this target, we may be eligible for an extra grant from Sport England and Crowdfunder.  So please dig deep, share wide and let's do this!!


  • By offering a Prize or Reward that members can purchase
  • By purchasing a reward or making a donation
  • By supporting one of our swimmers, Amelie or Luke, who are taking on their own fundraising challenge



The club has a big focus on team swimming events, successfully competing in the National Arena League as well as the Hertfordshire Peanuts League.



Two of our senior swimmers Lewis and Ollie qualified to compete at the Olympic Games Trials.  Unfortunately with Covid, the delay in trials and the lack of time in the pool, they took the difficult decision not to enter.  However this is a massive achievement especially as Lewis is only 16.  Our funding will help us secure them extra pool time so that they can work towards 2022 events.



During the three lockdowns the coaches have worked hard to keep the swimmers engaged and their activity levels up.  These include zoom hit workouts, running and cycling challenges, cooking classes and even an escape room.  The swimmers did a great job keeping fit and motivated but are so ready to be back training hard!




Ninja Warrior

1619638412_screenshot_2021-04-28_at_20.32.43.pngA brand new Ninja Warrior Adventure is opening in June at Woodside Leisure Park Watford.  Tickets cannot be bought yet but we have secured 4 x Off Peak tickets as well as some official Ninja Warrior merchandise!


1619638718_screenshot_2021-04-26_at_17.00.08.pngZaza restaurants have kindly gifted us a £50 voucher to spend at one of their authentically Italian Restaurants.  Locations include Bushey and Rickmansworth.

QT's Dog Grooming

1618513536_qt_1.jpegQT's Dog Grooming is a home based grooming parlour in Abbots Langley that offers a nurturing environment for your dog.  They are offering a wash and blowdry for your dog which is a great introduction to a new groomer.


1618591374_screenshot_2021-04-16_at_17.42.06.pngThe Aveda Hair & Body Collection includes: Cherry Almond Shampoo and Conditioner travel size, Shampure Hand & Body Wash and Body Lotion travel size, Blow dry accelerator Spray 200ml, Daily Hair Repair 100ml, Thickening Tonic, Hand Relief, Foot Relief, Lip Saver, Gel Cleanser and Hydrating Lotion.  Value £79.  

Nails by Ann

1618436862_screenshot_2021-04-14_at_22.46.56.pngNails by Ann is a beautiful brand new salon based in Chorleywood.  They specialise in manicures, pedicures and waxing.  They have donated two vouchers, one for a manicure and pedicure and one for a Shellac manicure.


.1618514318_screenshot_2021-04-15_at_19.59.08.pngJCB offers a range  Men’s and Kids fashion footwear inspired from it’s engineering heritage. The collection has been designed for an everyday lifestyle look, feel and comfort, which will make you stand out from the rest. They have gifted one pair of these Men's honey Chukka boots in a UK size 8.

Mallika Govindan

1618318198_mallika.jpgMallika is an ICF certified coach and a seasoned management consultant with an international career spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Her experience spans a diverse set of clients across industries including financial organisations, professional services firms, technology and educational businesses. Over the past 20 years, she has advised a large number of companies on business strategy, operational performance and sales transformation. She coaches businesses, teams and individuals on areas such as career transitions, management development and women in leadership. She is donating one hour of business coaching.

The Mindset Clinic

1619303482_rebecca_sanderson_the_mindset_clinic_390_crop.jpgThe Mindset Clinic, located in Leavesden is offering a 90 minute transformational life coaching session with experienced Master NLP Practitioner Rebecca Sanderson. Utilising rapid change techniques you can rediscover the real you, become more confident and find your life purpose. The session will be bespoke and tailored to what you want to achieve.

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£2 or more

Amelia Kingham's Marathon in a Month

Minimum £2 pledge to support one of our Junior swimmers, 10 year old Amelia, in her attempt to run a marathon in a month.

£5 or more

Luke Flynn's Channel Swimming Challenge

One of our senior swimmers Luke Flynn is attempting to swim the 21 mile distance of the English Channel in the pool, this is 2253 lengths! He will be attempting this later in the summer but please make your pledge to help encourage him.

£5 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Be-Bop Detangling Hair Brush

Hand held detangling and massage brush, perfect for just washed, out of the pool long hair. Gift with your donation of £5 or more.

£10 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Aveda Pocket Sized Hand Cream

With a donation of £10 or more, claim a perfect handbag / pocket sized Aveda Hand Cream 25ml. Rich hand creme intensely moisturises dry hands leaving them noticeably softer and smoother. Andiroba oil and other plant hydrators help infuse skin with nourishment for moisturised, soft hands

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Dog Grooming Session

Your pooch need a freshen up? This reward is for a wash and blowdry for your dog at QT's Dog Grooming Services in Abbots Langley.

£20 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Kit bundle

A bundle of kit to include a water bottle, fins and a float from the club shop.

£20 or more

Donate a % of your April fees

As you know, you are only being charged 50% of your April fees as we will not be back in the pool until 12th (fingers crossed) if you would like to donate the other 50%, or any amount in between, please do so here.

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Shellac Manicure

A Shellac Gel Colour manicure at Nails by Ann, a beautify brand new salon based in Chorleywood. Worth £33.

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Manicure and Pedicure at Nails by Ann

Treat yourself (or a loved one) to a manicure and pedicure at a brand new salon - Nails by Ann, in Chorleywood. Value £48.

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Men's JCB Boots, size 8

A pair of men's work style 'Chukka' boots in honey. Size 8. More details and picture in the main text. Worth £85.

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

One Hour Business Coaching with Mallika Govindan

Receive an hour of time to discuss your business with Mallika, qualified ACC with the ICF.

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Life coaching session by The Mindset Clinic

A 90 minute life coaching session worth £139. This could be used to help overcome a fear, worry or phobia or to increase performance, confidence, productivity or motivation.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bronze Sponsorship Package

The Bronze Sponsorship package includes: a) Company logo and a link on our Club website b) A Company profile on our Facebook page

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Silver Sponsorship Package

Our Silver Package is a One Year Gala Sponsorship which includes: a) Company logo featured on all gala materials before and during events b) Free spectator entry to a named representative to all our home meets for one year c) Company logo and website link on on our Club website d) Company profile on our Facebook page *Our open meets are popular with visiting clubs from all over the region

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

'My Swim Journal' by Katy Sexton

'My Swim Journal' is designed to help a swimmer build self-confidence, boost self-motivation and offer a whole year of self-discovery. Over 350 pages where you can set goals, record your training sessions, plan your races, review what's going well and what there is to improve on. Also splashed throughout are top tips and advice to become the best you can possibly be. Co written by Olympian and MBE Katy Sexton. RRP £25

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Adam Peaty Swim Hat & Water Bottle

Exclusive Adam Peaty branded swim hat & water bottle

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Aveda Beach / Pool Towel

Blue and White striped beach / pool towel. Perfect sized for training or for the sun lounger! Claim with your donation of £15 or more.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Aveda Hair & Body Collection

A selection of hair, body and skin care products by Aveda, this is for the Vegan Hair & Body Set. Worth £79.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Voucher at Zaza

Claim your whole donation back with a £50 voucher for Zaza! Kindly gifted to us by the Zaza group, redeemable at any of their 8 restaurants.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Exclusive Ninja Warrior passes and merchandise

4 Off Peak entry tickets to the brand new Ninja Warrior Adventure opening this summer in Watford. Plus, exclusive merchandise.

£2,500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Gold Sponsorship Package

Our Gold Sponsorship package includes: a) branding on our limited edition 120th anniversary t-shirts b) branding on swimmers Club t-shirts c) Company logo and link featured on Club website d) Company profile on Facebook page This is 3 year Sponsorship Partnership

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