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To offer children in the Ashford and surrounding area the best opportunity to learn to swim, develop and achieve their potential in the sport of swimming.

Swimming lessons in Ashford, Kent

Want to learn to swim? Develop water confidence and swimming skills, in a fun, yet structured way.

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Latest news

PB and East Invicta Consideration Times - Update 2 April 2018


Updated PB and East Invicta Consideration time sheets (2 April 2018) are now posted in our Members Area.

The East Invicta Consideration sheets show times that have been achieved based on current PBs and, where not reached, the time difference required to attain these for each event.

Thanet Spring Regional Qualifier 2018 - Accepted Entries

Accepted entries for the Thanet Spring Regional Qualifier on Sunday 8 April 2018 are now available to view on the calendar events page.

Warm Up – 8.30am, Start – 9.30am

Warm Up – 12 noon, Start – 1.00pm


Warm Up – 4.00pm, Start – 5.00pm, Finish – 7.00pm (approx)

Competitive Performance Award Time Trial - 25 March 2018

Well done to all swimmers; a fantastic effort! The results are now available to view on the calendar events page. It was great to see those from our Learn to Swim stages participate. We were joined by 23 swimmers from Ashford School and 12 from our Sunday Academy, with just under 400 individual swims taking place. For those that received disqualifications in any event, please see the back pages for further information. If you are unsure as to why, then please ask your teacher/coach. Please visit the Competitive Performance Awards page within our Member area for information on how to get your badges!


KCASA Relay Championships - 11 March 2018


Entry for swimmers, spectators and coaches will be from 8.30am through the Event doors upstairs. The day should end by 5.30pm.

Warm Up : Session 1 at 9.30am and Session 2 at 1.15pm

The venue has an exclusive catering contract with its caterers and will not allow spectators to bring their own food/drink. Spectators may be bag searched for food, and asked to dispose of any food/drink.  Swimmers are allowed to bring their own food. They should take any food through with them. Spectators will not be able to give them food during the event unless purchased on site.

Officials, spectators, swimmers and coaches should park in Westfield Centre, Stratford. The best car park is Car Park B, Aisle 114.

Thanet Development Gala 2018 - 10 March 2018 - Rescheduled Date

Thanet have rescheduled the Development Gala for next Saturday – 10 March 2018. All timings to be the same. Please let Neil or I know if you’re unable to attend – refunds will be issued. They are hoping that many of you will still join them!

Other information from Thanet Swim Club – the Kent Primary Schools Individual Gala is now being combined with the Relay Gala on 24 March 2018.

Thanet Development Gala 2018 - Accepted Entries


Accepted entries for the Thanet Development Gala on Saturday 3 March 2018 are now available to view on the calendar events page.

Warm Up – 12 noon to 12.50pm
Start – 12.55pm
Finish – 4.15pm (includes 10mins comfort break mid-session)

Warm Up – 4.20pm to 5.10pm
Start – 5.15pm
Finish – 8.30pm (includes 10mins comfort break mid-session)

Thanet Development Gala 2018 - Entry Closing Date

ATSC closing date for entries to the Thanet Development Gala is Tuesday 23 January, 7.30pm at Club Desk. No late entries will be accepted. Entry form and information pack can be downloaded from the calendar events page.

This is a development level gala. Swimmers with a 2018 Kent Auto QT are excluded from entering that specific event in this competition. There are no minimum entry times but if the gala becomes over-subscribed the slowest swimmers will be rejected from each age group so that session times can be adhered to.

Kent Championships 2018 - Entry Deadline

A reminder that entry forms are due in by Thursday 4 January. Simon will be available on Thursday evening. He is travelling to the US on Sunday, so I’ll be submitting the entries.

If you have chosen to swim at Icebreaker to improve your ranking or gain last chance qualifying times please still have your entries in by Thursday. Please indicate on your entry form which events you are targeting. Although I will be poolside at Canterbury, please message me or send an email to ashford.town@swimclubmanager.co.uk by Monday 8 January if you have gained a new or improved time, so I can ensure that your entry is amended.

I am unable to make any manual changes to the entry file. All times are brought through from Rankings – SC times will be converted to LC. Hopefully, they will be updated quickly and then I can submit our entries on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Icebreaker 2018 - Final Details

As a result of the large number of entries the programme has been revised. Warm up for Sessions 1 & 3 is 8.30am. Warm up for Sessions 2 & 4 is 12.45pm.

The gala is a sign-in event. That means you must sign in BEFORE warm up. As there are large numbers, there will be 3 sign-in tables – please be patient!

There is a poolside plan for visiting clubs, so please use the space that has been allocated to us. I have updated Scott Walker on the availability of our official volunteers.

BPSC Last Chance County Qualifier 2017 - Results

Results from the BPSC Last Chance County Qualifier on 16 and 17 December 2017.


Early & Late Squad Sessions - Christmas

The final squad sessions prior to Christmas will be on Thursday 21 December.
There will be training on Thursday 28 December, but no session on Sunday 31 December.
A full schedule will resume in 2018 from Tuesday 2 January.


Learn to Swim Christmas Shutdown

The final Learn to Swim session prior to the Christmas break will be Tuesday 19 December.
The Learn to Swim sessions will resume in 2018 from Thursday 4 January.
These dates are subject to change.

ATSC on Twitter

Thank you @BlackLionSwim for hosting a great Development Gala this afternoon with @DoverLifeguards, @AquaHythe, @FolkestoneSCSC and @FavershamSC .... 😀

About a day ago from Ashford Town SC's Twitter via Twitter for iPad

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Club calendar

april, 2018

30mar - 1aprmar 304:45 pmapr 1- 6:00 pmBeckenham 125th Anniversary Easter International Open 2018 (Level 1)Click for more information

8apr8:30 am- 8:00 pmThanet Spring Regional Qualifier 2018 (Level 3)Click for more information

13apr6:30 pm- 8:30 pmLong Course 50m Training - LACClick for more information

21apr3:00 pm- 6:00 pmBlack Lion Development GalaClick for more information

What our swimmers say…

I really enjoy competing at galas – there’s always a great atmosphere.

Alice, aged 12

I’ve made lots of new friends since starting at the club. It’s a great way to keep fit and healthy too.

Oliver, aged 9

Learning to swim is really fun and I feel really confident in the water now.

Emily, aged 7

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