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Swindon ASC is in the running to win a share of a £1million Persimmon Homes Building Futures fund aimed at supporting under-18s across the UK but first they need online votes to win.

Persimmon Homes Wessex is backing Swindon ASC to be a prize winner at a special event later this year, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those with the most online votes.

Ryan Moore, Lead Coach, representing Swindon ASC said: “We’re so proud to be chosen as a regional finalist and it’s given everyone a massive boost. The last 18 months or so have been extremely challenging for charities across the UK, including ourselves, so we’d really appreciate if people would get behind us and start voting.
“If we could win any of the top three cash awards then it would make a massive difference to the swimmers and volunteers who support the club. The club is the longest running club in Swindon and proud to be the third oldest in the country.”

Swindon ASC provide a safe and enjoyable environment where all swimmers can achieve their full potential. Whether it’s someone looking to improve their technique or to compete in a county gala, they’ll be in safe and experienced hands.

The additional funding would purchase equipment such as underwater cameras to improve stroke analysis and enhance coaching to swimmers.

We also, now that restrictions are lifted, want to use this opportunity so we can get more children swimming.

He added: “Voting could not be simpler. Just visit and
select Swindon ASC, it would mean the world to us if we could have your support.”

Building Futures is delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association.

Through Building Futures, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education & arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office.
As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize in each category, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.
Online voting opens on Monday 11 October and runs until midnight on November 19.

To support Swindon ASC please visit

New SW Youth Advisory Panel

The Swim England South West Region is looking for a keen group of six to eight young volunteers between the ages of 15-20 who are prepared to speak out about key issues or ideas they might have about their sport, volunteering or their club. The key purpose of this panel is to bring together young people from different aquatic disciplines and backgrounds to provide a youth voice for the South West Region.

Members of the panel will meet at least once a quarter, be able to share their ideas in both group and private environments and actively take part in projects which support the region including the development of the regional young volunteer programme.

The regional panel will be supported by members of the Swim England National Youth Advisory Panel and Regional Staff.

Why join the panel?

  • Develop communication and presentation skills
  • Learn to work in a small team environment and get your ideas across clearly
  • Meet like-minded people from different aquatic disciplines
  • Play a key role in shaping the actions of the region
  • Lead the youth voice for the Swim England South West Region.

Who are we looking for?

  • Young people who are between 15-20 years old
  • Young people who are involved in Swimming, Diving, Water polo, Artistic swimming, Open water, Para swimming or a non-swimming volunteer.
  • Young people who are actively involved in the sport as a participant, teacher, coach, official or volunteer.

Click here to read more.

Swimming without water

It can be done!

Are you missing the water? Well this guy is too and has created workout videos based on the four main swimming strokes.

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Fit!

And here’s the fun section…

Last post we had getting out – this time we have getting in…
Some of these look a bit cold!

Fitness, Questions and Fun

Hi everyone

Hope you are all keeping fit and staying healthy

On the keeping fit front I have some suggestions:

If you have any questions about swimming – most of them will be answered here:

The fun section

The Warm-up Sprinter, Mr Excuses, The Complainer, The Never waits 5 seconds, The hard Set Bathroom Breaker, Excessive Celebrator, Save it up Sally, Confused Guy, Lane Line Puller

Which one are you?
Which of these can you do?

Swim England Survey

Ahead of Tokyo 2020, Swim England want to understand how being part of a club, across any discipline, helps contribute to an individual’s well-being.

To help with this research, two surveys have been created, one for those aged 16 and over and a separate survey for those under 16.

We would encourage all Swim England members to complete the relevant survey to help us gain more understanding around the social value of being in a club.

The surveys will close at midnight on Sunday 22 March.

The findings will help the promotion of clubs during the Olympic and Paralympic Games and also help with the development of our club strategy for 2021-2025.

By completing this survey, Swim England members will help their club enter a prize draw to win £100 of Institute of Swimming vouchers.

Members will also be offered the opportunity to enter into another prize draw to win two tickets for the British Swimming Championships (14 –19 April 2020) and two £20 love2shop vouchers.

Back the Bid to reinstate the Small Pool at Milton Road

We need your help!

All the swimming clubs in Swindon are backing a bid to reinstate the small pool at Milton Rd baths.

By clicking on the link below and voting for Swindon Dolphin you will be helping in the bid to win £200,000 that will be used to get the historic small pool up and running again thus giving the chance for many more Swindon children to learn to swim.

Make your vote (and voice) count, by voting every day at :

Please help spread the word as far as you can, as the winners of the Persimmon Homes Healthy Communities will be decided purely by the public vote. The vote closes on March 16th 2018 with the winners announced on March 22nd.

Milton Rd Baths have served Swindon for the past 125 years so lets do everything we can to make it possible for another 125 years!

Pool Party 2016

Swindon ASC are holding a Pool Party at the Oasis Leisure Centre on Friday 8th July 2016 from 7 – 8.30pm.

This is a private pool party (the swimming club have hired the whole of the Oasis pool) and includes the use of the domebuster slides and waves and is open to all swimmers, their families and friends.

Tickets cost £1 per person for club members (not just swimmers but all registered club helpers and officials) and £4 per person for non club members (e.g. parents/friends) The event is being subsidised from our Xmas fundraising monies so many thanks to the Social and Fundraising Team!

The tickets are available from Kelly Checchia. Tickets will be available from Thursday 27 May.

Please note:

* Regardless of swimming ability children aged 8 and under are not allowed in to the water unless they have an adult with them in the water (max. 2 children per adult)

* Children under the age of 14 must have an adult on the premises at all times.

* Although there will be lifeguards on duty, parents are ultimately responsible for their children.

We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a fun evening!

Good luck at Regionals

A big shout out to our swimmers attending the ASA South West Region Championships 2016

Go along enjoy yourselves and remember what the coaches have been telling you!

Go Grace, Go Emily, Go Tomas

All at Swindon ASC

Easter Sessions

2016 EASTER HOLIDAY SESSIONS are as follows-

Monday Wroughton – sessions cancelled on 28th March and 4th April.
Tuesday Milton Rd – all lessons running as normal (please note that from 29th March some of you will be swimming at a slightly different time due to our revised pool programme)
Thursday Link Centre – all lessons running as normal
Sunday Highworth – all lessons cancelled on Easter Sunday 27th March, all running as normal from 3rd April.