Lancaster City Amateur Swimming and Water Polo Club is a Swim 21 accredited competitive swimming and water polo club home to Salt Ayre Sports Center, Lancaster. The club was established in 1889 and has 125 years’ experience in swimming and water polo and holds many National and Regional tiles. The club can also boast their five members who represented Great Britain in the London 2012 Water Polo Olympics.
Find out more about our club
Visit the swimming section
The swimming section of the club offers a Learn to Swim Programme for 5 to 7 year olds and a further development programme for 7 to 9 year olds.
The club encourages its swimmers to enter the two club galas held every year, where they can improve their PB times beofre entering County Championships, Regional Championships and e National Championships.
As well as swimming we offer Tri training and have a number of swimmers who compete in this, including a member who is a world champion at biathlon.
Keep up to date on the BWPL
Lancaster City seniors start their British Water Polo League campaign on the 27th & 28th September at Ponds Forge, where the team will take on Cheltenham and Bristol Central.
This year, sees Lancaster youngest ever team with 15 year old Aaron Mason, Ripley St Thomas Pupils, Owain Llewellyn ages 16 and 17 year old Zak Lamb joining the squad, who has an average age of just 22 years old.
Next BWPL Weekend at Sheffield
Swim21 – Teaching swimming and Water Polo
Swim21 Club Accreditation is The ASA’s ‘quality mark’ which our club holds teaching swimming and water polo. It recognises nationally and regionally the clubs that are committed to providing safe, effective and quality services for the benefit of their members.
North West Regional Training Centre
Lancaster run one of the three Water Polo Regional Training Centres in the North West. RTC are an integral part of the National Performance program for Water Polo. There are 20 RTC around the country. The RTC set up is for players who have reached specific training competencies based on Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) .
The club has five water polo Olympians who all competed in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Ciaran James, who was the youngest member of the team, Glen Robinson, Alex Parsonage, Alex Rutledge and Beckie Kershaw. The club has many members who have represent Great Britain in international tournaments and in the commonwealth games.
School Partnership Ripley St Thomas
The club in 2011 partnered with Ripley St Thomas Academy School where, Lancaster and Great Britain coach Zak Sly runs after school water polo for pupils at the school every Wednesday at Ripley. This benefits the school and the club, giving our members more competition in the English Schools Water Polo Champion.