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South Croydon Swimming Club scsc

A warm welcome to the South Croydon Swimming Club Website.

We are a friendly and sociable Club for all swimmers of all abilities, aged 7 years and over.
Please have a look around our site. We do hope you enjoy your visit.

About us

Our Promise

Is to give knowledge and experience, to encourage swimmers to enjoy their swimming & enjoy their time in the pool with friends & from all this great things will happen.


South Croydon Swimming Club was founded in November 2008. The mission of the founding members which included Rachel Wootton & Phyllis Grout who are still with us today was to create a swimming club within the local borough catering for all swimming abilities from beginners to national level and for all swimmers to reach their own potential. The 10 original members of the Club were Tom, Dan, Matt, Glen, James, Kane, Will, Ashley, Yuske & Dylan. In October 2011, we were joined by Head Coach John Mills, an Olympic Butterfly swimmer.

We aim to be flexible towards the varying needs of our swimmers within a friendly club environment. That said, we do have a highly competitive squad and for a young club have achieved exceptional results. Our squads train at Whitgift & Old Palace Pools, Purley, Banstead & Waddon Leisure Centres, Crystal Palace & New Addington. Training is led by our Head Coach John Mills, assisted by a team of coaches & support volunteers, who help with membership, finances, galas, welfare, club shop etc. Since January 2014 the Club has supported the Crystal Palace Club Network by integrating its performance squads into the sessions run at Crystal Palace. Applications from County Qualifying swimmers and above are encouraged (The CPCN currently charges £25 per month) Enquiries to Club Secretary.

SCSC Hall of Fame

SCSC 8th : Surrey at the County Championships in 2012
SCSC 9th/10th Surrey County Championships 2013/2014

2010 : SCSC Boys relay team: Gold at Surrey County Championships & nominated for 2010 Sports Award (Croydon Advertiser).

2012 : Freddie Benians : 100 Free British National Age Group Champions (12 yrs
Winner of the ESSN Croydo Advertiser Young Sports Star of the Year Award
+ represented Surrey at the Annual Inter-County Gala

2013 : SCSC boys 11-14 Free Relay Team qualified (London Regional Champs) Age Group Championships.
Ella Corby Surrey Team 2013 @ Annual Inter-County Gala, Sheffield (Surrey achieved 7th place in Div 1)
SCSC Champions : Octopus League 2013

Ella Corby: 2 NQT's (200 & 400 free) + swam at the British National Age 200 & 400 Freestyle
Ella Corby 3 Croydon Borough Records 100 & 200 Backstroke and 400 Freestyle
Amy Davies 2 silver medals London Regional Championships + nominated
Young Sports Star of the Year by the ESSN Media Croydon Advertiser Sports Awards
Runner's Up : Octopus League 2014
SCSC Arena Team Promoted to Division 1 Arena League

Four nominations: ESSN Media Sports Awards (Croydon Advertiser)
Head Coach John Mills: Runner Up for the 'Coach of the Year',
London Regional Team: Runner's Up YoungTeam of the Year
Ella Corby: Winner of the 'Young Sports Star of the Year.
Kane Nurse 13th 5km ASA National Open Water Championships
Dylan Nurse 15th : 5km ASA National Open Water Championships in Sheffield
Ella Corby 6th : ASA National Championships : 400 Freestyle
South Croydon SC - Awarded Jack Petchey Crystal Award in recognition of Amazing Work with Children
along with £1500
Octopus Team: 3rd Octopus League 2015
Arena Team: Won final gala and remain in Division 1 (South)

Kane Nurse: Silver Medallist London Region Open Water
Ella Corby: Bronze Medallist 400m Freestyle : ASA National Summer Champs (100,200,400,800 free & 200 Back)
+ finals in the 100, 200 free & 200 Back.
Octopus Team : 3rd Octopus League 2016
Ella Corby : Silver Medal in 200 Backstroke: London Regional Summer Championships
+ Silver Medal London Region Open Water
Ella Corby : 19th in the British National Open Water Championships
Ella Corby: Set new CBSA records in 100, 200, 400 free & 100 and 200 Back at London Regional Winter Champs
Amy Davies: New CBSA Junior & Open Record 100 Free
Amy Davies British ASA Winter Meet 100 Free

Please offer to help. Our club is run entirely by parents of swimmers - without your help the club cannot grow and succeed. This is YOUR club please get involved.

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