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Brighton Swimming Club

Who we are and what we do

The Need To Swim

In a Seaside town, the importance of water safety, for children and adults alike, takes on more significance than it might in other towns. There are many other benefits to joining a club than becoming a stronger swimmer. Fitness! Doctors are agreed that the exercise involved in regular swimming is one of the very best all round ways of keeping fit. With the water taking the weight of the swimmer's body, all the muscles can be exercised and provide a perfect cardio-vascular work out. But just going to the pool may not be enough for you and that's where we come in! ┬áSince we started back in 1860, We’ve encompassed pretty well all the aspects of the sport, and currently offer: teaching (from 5years up), competitive swimming (inter club to national standard), Masters, waterpolo, synchronised swimming & year round sea swimming & Races.
The club is affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association and the Royal Life Saving Society. Some members of the club’s committee also serve on the Sussex County ASA and national ASA committees.
Each year we run the Brighton Pier To Pier Race on behalf of Brighton Council.

Competitive Swimming

Our club has exclusive use of the 4 Prince Regent Complex pools from 6.00 pm till 10.00 pm on Friday nights, during which time sessions are held for swimmers of all abilities from learners to national standard. The duration of these sessions varies from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. We also run training sessions by invitation on most days of the week, both early mornings as well as evenings for those who wish to compete. Many of our teachers and coaches are qualified life savers and club sessions are covered by a national insurance scheme implemented by the ASA. All of our teachers and coaches are qualified under ASA certification.
Swimmers can compete for the club in interclub galas, league Galas & open competitions and many progress through to County, Regional & National championships.
Each year we hold two of the major "Open Meets" in the South of England, at which swimmers can gain entry to these Championships.

Synchronised Swimming 

We use the deep-water "Flexi pool" for this increasingly popular activity. If you think it's all legs and smiles you couldn't be more wrong! This is a highly demanding cardiovascular based form of water sports.

Water Polo 

Participation in water polo is available to all club members, male or female. We offer a warm welcome to anyone who fancies 'having a go', whether they have played polo elsewhere or are first timers. 
Currently Brighton SC has a men's team in the Sussex Senior League and matches are played between March and October each year. Ad hoc friendly matches are also arranged, generally against teams from outside Sussex. The team also competes in the Sussex annual Knock-Out Tournament. 
Polo training is on Monday & Friday evenings & home matches start at 9.00pm on Fridays at the Prince Regent Pool, Brighton. 
Anyone interested in finding out more should visit the pool any Friday evening and ask to speak to a senior member of the polo squad or go to the how to join us page for further contact details.

Year Round Sea Swimming 

We started life in 1860 swimming by the Palace Pier and have been there ever since! A small but growing group venture in all year from the club's own seafront Arch, a few yards west of the Palace Pier. The Arch provides a secure and comfortable spot from which to swim. Senior arch user membership includes full membership of Brighton SC
Each summer we run 5 sea races: Quarter Mile, Half Mile, One Mile, Round-the-Pier (handicap) and of course, the Pier to Pier Race. All events are open to juniors and seniors of both sexes. The Pier to Pier is an event open to all ASA Category 2 registered competitors who are members of other clubs.

Masters Swimming 

Sessions are aimed at those who can swim and are wanting to compete or looking to improve their speed, technique and fitness. We encompass a range of abilities within the squad; members include triathletes and sea swimmers as well as swimmers who compete at a County and National level with most doing a couple of sessions a week.