Our Mission

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.

About us

Ashford Town Swimming Club is a competitive swimming club based at the Stour Centre in Ashford, Kent.

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Latest news

2018 Kent ASA Swimming Championships

Full Kent Championships 2018 details have now been released. You can view all the required information on the website calendar events page.. good luck!

PB and East Invicta Consideration Times - Update 2 November 2017

Updated PB and East Invicta Consideration time sheets (2 November 2017) 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.

BWFSC New Year Meet 2018 - Rejected Entry

Although we were very quick on our turnaround for entries this meet, I’m afraid it appears we weren’t quick enough. After processing the entries the organiser had received through through to midnight on 31 October they were full – closing nearly 6 weeks early. Historically, they reach this stage mid-November. As this is a meet that will be included in our events schedule for 2018-2019 our entries will be done next year within a shorter time frame to avoid disappointment. Please see Julia at the Club Desk regarding these entries.

For those of you who had chosen to compete at LAC instead of Basildon to improve on your rankings or gain last chance qualifying times for the Kent Championships, Icebreaker will be taking place on 6 & 7 January at Kingsmead Leisure Centre in Canterbury. Information pack and entry forms have now been emailed out to all relevant swimmers.

Kent Development Meet - 28 & 29 October 2017

The results page for the Kent Development Meet is www.kentswimming.org/results/KD2017

Warm Up – Sessions 1 & 3 at 9.00am, Session 2 & 4 at 1.00pm.

The competition will be operating a sign out system. We must withdraw swimmers 10 minutes prior to each session warm up. Failure to withdraw will incur a £10 fine per event not withdrawn in the appropriate time.

REMINDER - Open Meet Closing Dates

Closing date for ATSC entries to this open meet is Tuesday 24th October, 7.30pm at Club Desk.

Closing date for ATSC entries to this open meet is Tuesday 31st October, 7.30pm at Club Desk.

Entry forms and information packs for both meets can be downloaded from the website calendar events page.

If you are not at the pool on either of these days then please scan or email in your entry details to ashford.town@swimclubmanager.co.uk. Payment can be made to the Club Desk the following week.

ATSC Christmas Gala - 2 December 2017

We will be having a special Christmas swimming gala at Larkfield Leisure Centre, New Hythe Lane, Aylesford, ME20 6RH on Saturday 2nd December from 6.00pm till 8.00pm, followed by a one hour in the leisure pool (which has waves, river rapids and flumes).

There is a cafe there open for general public use until 8.00pm and you can bring your own food and drink for use in the cafe seating area between 8.00pm and 9.45pm.

The Christmas gala is open to all swimmers from Learn to Swim through to Masters.

To book a place please pay £5.00 to Julia, who is normally at the Stour Centre desk on Tuesday evenings.

Carol, Emma and Miriam – Social Secretaries

Kent Development Meet - Accepted Entries

All ATSC entries to the Kent Development Meet on 28 and 29 October have been accepted.

East Invicta Championships 2017 - Results

East Invicta Championships Results 2017

Sunday 1 October, Saturday 7 October and Sunday 8 October 2017
Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury, CT2 7PH

Sunday 12 November 2017 (Relays)
Dover Leisure Centre, Dover, CT16 1LN

East Invicta Championships 2017 - Accepted Entries & Hosting Sessions 2 & 3

The following ATSC entries to the East Invicta Championships 2017 have been accepted.

ATSC are hosting Sessions 2 and 3 on Sunday 1 October. An email has been sent out to swimmers of all parents attending these championships. If your child is swimming in these sessions then your help is required.

Awards Afternoon & Evening - Saturday 16 September

Training sessions with Antony James, in the afternoon, are as follows. Please turn up at the relevant time for your appropriate training squad.

13:00 – 14:30 : Top Squad
14:30 – 15:30 : Early Squad
15:30 – 16:00 : Learn to Swim (Stages 6-8)
16:00 – 16:30 : Learn to Swim (Stages 3-5)

The awards evening will be open for all at 18:00. We will start the awards presentation from 19:00 – depending on how long the “float” signing takes.

Homelands Stadium, Ashford Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford, TN26 1NJ

Raffle Donations - Annual Awards Evening

As you know we will be having our annual Awards night on Saturday 16th September and we look forward to seeing you there.

We will be having a raffle during the evening and would be grateful for any donations for this. Also, if you know of any local companies who might offer raffle prizes, please let us know.

Donations can be left at the desk on a Tuesday evening from 29th August, or handed to one of us.

Carol Crawley, Emma Nutbrown and Miriam Ollis (Social Secretaries)

Learn to Swim Returns - Tuesday 29th August 2017

A reminder, that Learn to Swim returns and all normal times for Early, Late & Performance squads will resume week commencing 28th August.

ATSC Summer Shutdown - Week Commencing 31st July

The club had been trying to tie up the summer shutdown with any repair works that ALT would be making to the pool, but investigations are still ongoing so we will stick with our standard shutdown times. Complete shutdown is week commencing 31st July.

Early and Late Squads will return week commencing 14th August. Usual times for  Monday (19:30-21:30), Tuesday and Thursday (19:00-21:30). Sunday will be a joint session from 18:00-20:00. There will be no Sunday technique session (16:00-17:00).

Learn to Swim returns and all normal times will resume week commencing 28th August.

Have a great summer all, enjoy the rest and come back ready for the hard work to start straight away!

Neil Strange, Chairman

ATSC on Twitter

Thank you to @OrpingtonOjays for hosting tonight’s KJL Gala. It was great racing with you all. 😁 Thanks also to the poolside officials and volunteers. 👊🏻

About 4 hours ago from Ashford Town SC's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone

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Club calendar

november, 2017

11novAll DayNational Arena League Round 2CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

12nov1:00 pm- 5:30 pmEast Invicta Relay Championships 2017Click for more information

18nov3:45 pm- 10:00 pmKent Junior League Round 3CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

25nov - 26nov 258:30 amnov 26Black Lion Winter Open Meet 2017Click 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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