About us

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.

Our Promise


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
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 Croydon 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 Represented Surrey Team 2013 @ Annual Inter-County Gala, Sheffield (Surrey = 7th place in Div 1)
SCSC Champions : Octopus League 2013
2014: Ella Corby: Qualified 200 & 400 free at the British National Age Group Championships
Amy Davies: 2 silver medals London Regional Championships
Runner's Up : Octopus League 2014
SCSC Arena Team : Promoted to Division 1 Arena League
2015: ESSN Media Sports Awards (Croydon Advertiser)
John Mills: Runner Up for the 'Coach of the Year',
Runner's Up YoungTeam of the Year (London Regional Team)
Ella Corby: Winner of the 'Young Sports Star of the Year.
Kane Nurse 13th 5km ASA National Open Water Championships
Dylan Nurse 15th : km ASA National Open Water Championships in Sheffield
Ella Corby 6th : ASA National Championships : 400 Freestyle
SCSC Awarded Jack Petchey Crystal Award in recognition of Amazing Work with Children
SCSC 3rd : Octopus League 2015
SCSC Arena Team: Winners of final gala + remain in Division 1 (South)
2016 Kane Nurse: Silver Medallist London Region Open Water
Ella Corby: ASA National Summer Champs : Bronze Medallist 400m Freestyle : (qualifier 100,200,400,800 free & 200 Back)
+ finals in the 100, 200 free & 200 Back.
SCSC : 3rd Octopus League 2016
Ella Corby : Silver Medal in 200 Backstroke: London Regional Summer Championships
+ Silver Medal London Region Open Water + 19th in the British National Open Water Championships
Amy Davies British ASA Winter Meet 100 Free
2017 Amy Davies Surrey County Age Group 15 yrs Champion 100, 200, 400 & 800 Free
London Regional Champion 400 Free, Silver 50, 100 200 free + 200 IM
British National Summer Championships 50 (12th) , 100 (9th), 200 (4th), 400 (10th) + 200 IM (14th)
ASA Summer Championships - Bronze Medal 800 Free + 2017 Surrey Team Member
Ella Corby London Regional Champion 200 Back, Bronze 400m Free, Bronze 17/18 yrs 5k Open Water
ASA National Open Water Championships 10th
Serpentine 1 mile Swim (Elite Race) Hyde Park - 11th
Chris Finch London Regional Bronze : 100 Breaststroke + 2017 Surrey Team Member

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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