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Canterbury Spring Open Gala

Entries have now closed for the Canterbury Open Gala. Full details, including list of accepted entries, here. See you on Sunday 27th - please sign in by 8.45 for the morning session.

Tom makes British final

Fantastic swim from Tom Slater in Glasgow - more on the news page.

Utrecht training week

"5-star spot with great cycle ride to amazing pool" More in the blog

East Invicta Masters Championships

Well done to our masters, second team in this event, held at the King's pool on 5 April. More on the news page.

League, championship & open meets

Entry forms and details for three more meets in May - Bracknell level 1 open meet, East Invicta development gala and the SER Youth Championships - have been added to the competitions page.

The first of this year's three Kent Junior League competitions for 9-13 year olds is confirmed for Saturday 17 May - please keep the date free if you expect to be involved!

Details of the East Invicta Championships in October are now on the competitions page.

Host families wanted

A swimmer from Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain will be joining CCSC in September 2014. Jessica is 18 and studying PE and education as well as training and coaching young swimmers. She would like to stay with a family for the academic year while improving her English. We also have a request for a host family for a 17 year old boy from Barcelona for July and August.

If you might be able to help, please contact Michele Slater at the club. (Michele was coach/team manager for an ASA south east international fixture in Barcelona in January - hence the contact!)

Swim clinics

Bookings are being taken for the second of this year's one-day swim clinics at the King's School Recreation Centre, drills, skills and turns for front crawl (on 24 May). These are popular days open to all club swimmers, offering intensive stroke tuition with our own Director of Swimming Tony Smith. Click the links for more information and talk to your coach if you're not sure.

New website for CCSC

We are beginning to roll out a new website, based on the Team Unify system, which will provide improved online communication and information. Members should have received individual emails with login details - the new address to bookmark is www.ccscswim.org.uk. Contact treasurer@ccscswim.org.uk with any concerns about logging in or questions about the new system.

Training squads

There have been changes to training squads and training times recently as swimmers have progressed. You can download the timetable and some new information on what is expected of each group, and names of squad members are on the Kingsmead noticeboard.


The club offers learner and improver lessons for children from five years old. Courses start from £45 per term. Details from the club table at Kingsmead pool on Monday evenings from 6.30 pm - or email membership@ccscswim.org.uk.

On Mondays Levels 1-5 use the small pool at Kingsmead from 6pm onwards and Level 5 courses run from 7pm on Fridays in the main pool. These sessions are term time only.

Levels 6-8 have sessions in the main pool on Mondays and Fridays, with a session covering starts and turns on Sunday morning from 7 to 8am. These sessions continue through most of the holidays, along with the main swimming squads. Term dates for 2013-2014 are here.

Free trial

Try out CCSC and get your first weeks free. More details here.


The Club swimshop is open at Kingsmead on Friday evenings from 7.30 to 8.30, stocking a wide range of swimwear and equipment at good prices, as well as operating a swimwear sale and exchange service. Or see Tracey Waters at any other times.

CCSC members qualify for a club discount at www.simplyswim.com. To claim a 10% discount on anything at Simply Swim, just enter the code SVC22 into the online checkout.

Frequently Asked Questions

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We've raised more than £500 so far through easyfundraising!

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