Trials for new members are held every Saturday at 1:00 pm at Woodchurch Leisure Centre. Children must be able to swim 50 metres of Backstroke, Breaststroke, Front Crawl and some Butterfly, all to a standard required for competitive swimming set by the Club. If you are coming from Council lessons this would be at or close to Stage 7. We expect our new members to commit to training at least twice weekly. A coach will assess the strokes and stamina of the new swimmer and if accepted they will be offered either full club membership or a place on the coaching course. If the swimmer is invited to join the club you will be required to set up a standing order. All swimmers are welcome and the club has an equity policy.
We do not have any provision for Masters swimmers.
Please email us first firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 677 4798 to advise us you may be coming for a trial.
This is for children aged 7 years and over who can already swim and have reached the minimum entry standard but need further technique improvement before undertaking the training program associated with full junior membership. We operate the main coaching course sessions on a Saturday with an additional session on a Monday. Many children require time to reach the main club standard of swimming.
This is offered to those who reach a sufficiently high standard of technique and stamina in most aspects of their swimming. Membership subscription is £20.00 per month payable by standing order. Club swimmers are mainly aged from 7 to 18 years of age. As a competitive club, participating in various leagues and competitions, members are expected to represent the club when requested and also train a minimum of 2 session per week. All club swimmers take part in the Annual Club Gala. Club members can be selected for galas and competitions throughout Merseyside and those who have reached the required standard are eligible to join Wirral Metro for advanced training. The club is committed to providing support for its members and in the event that there is difficulty in paying the fees please speak in the strictest confidence to Chief Coach Laurie Thompson.
A progressive swimming structure operates within the club and the club has adopted the ASA National Plan for Teaching. On attaining the required level from the coaching course swimmers will be offered a full junior membership. Thereafter, progression through the various groups/lanes is by individual assessment by the coaches in consultation and having regard to the times and fitness levels in each lane. These times and fitness level criteria will be revised from time to time.
This is available 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Woodchurch Saturday session for the purchase of Club T-Bag shirts, boys & girls club hats and Sprint Award badges..
The Club started life over 45 years ago and was known as “Woodchurch Swimming Training Club”. In the summer of 1970 it then became “Woodchurch Swimming Club” and the first chairman was Mr Harry Lutas. The first gala was held on November 28th 1970 and consisted of just 23 events in only Breaststroke and Freestyle. One of the original founders of the club was Harry Milsom, who did more than anyone, over a period of 25 years, to build up the club to what it is today. We present an achievement award in his name each year, to the female swimmer of the year. Another award, to the male swimmer of the year, is presented in the name of Lenny Taylor who taught at the club for over 20 years.
Saturday (Main Session)
Woodchurch Pool 1:00PM - 4:00PM
1st session Lanes 1 & 4
1:00 to 1:45 pm
1:45 to 2:30 pm
1st session Lanes 2 & 3
1:00 to 2:15 pm
2nd session Lanes 3 & 4
2:15 to 4:00 pm
2nd session Lanes 1 & 2
2:30 to 4:00 pm
Calday Pool 6:00PM - 7:30PM
4 Lanes for club & coaching swimmers
Leasowe Pool 7:00PM - 8:30PM
One session for Club Swimmers Only.
Leasowe Pool 7:00PM - 8:00PM
One session for Club Swimmers Only.
Woodchurch Pool 7:00PM - 9:00PM
7:00PM - 8:00PM
8:00PM - 9:00PM
For inquiries please contact :
Telephone : 677 4798