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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If you are interested in joining the club, click to find full details on prices and swimming times. Alternatively use the Contact link to send us an email – we will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.

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Latest news

BPSC Easter Meet 2017 (Long Course) - Gala Entries

ATSC closing date for entries to the Basildon & Phoenix Easter Meet 2017 is Tuesday 7 March, 7.30pm at Club Desk.

No late entries will be accepted.

Entry form and information pack can be downloaded from the calendar events page. Entries are subject to QUALIFYING times (please note that these are LONG COURSE times).

Thanet Junior Development Gala - Accepted Entries

ATSC accepted entries for the Thanet Junior Development Gala on Saturday 4th March are available to view on the calendar events page.

Session 1 : Warm-up: 12:00pm, Start: 1.00pm
Session 2 : 4.30pm, Start: 5.30pm (end approx. 8.30pm)

2017 Annual Membership Fees

Our Annual Membership covers ASA registration/insurance and SER registration fees. ALL ATSC swimmers must pay the appropriate fees. 2017 fees are now due.

Please make your payment to Georgina, Jo or Julia on the Club Desk any Tuesday evening 18:45 – 20:15 in February.

The deadline is strictly Tuesday 28 February. Those who have not paid by the deadline will be barred from entering the water from that date forth until the fees are paid because you will not be insured.

2017 Kent Championship Results

The 2017 results for these championships are available to view on the calendar events pages.

Thanet Junior Development - Gala Entries

Saturday 4 March at Hartsdown Leisure Centre

Open to swimmers age 9 to 14 years, who did not achieve an automatic qualifying time for the recent Kent Championship 2017. There are no minimum entry times for this gala.

Closing date for this gala is Tuesday 31 January 2017. No late entries will be accepted. Please hand your forms and payments into the Club Desk.

2017 Kent Championships - Accepted Entries

This year set a new record for the number of entries for this competition; there were over 5,500 from 924 swimmers. Congratulations to the following swimmers who had their entries accepted; a great achievement.

Aimee S, Alex S, Callum C, Clive B, Emily B, Emma B, Emma K, Harry S, Hollie B, Holly B, Jess F, Joe H, Kiera C, Max B, Rachel O, Rosa B, Scott S, Sienna B and Ty S

Well done also to Hannah G, Hannah M, Joseph S, Oscar B and Reggie S who obtained consideration times but didn’t quite make it.

Icebreaker 2017

Results are now available to view on the calendar event page.

For all of you that entered the Icebreaker on 7 and 8 January your entries have all been accepted. Please look at the website to confirm start times and double check your races.

Judge Level 1

Congratulations to Hein Behrens and Peter Griggs who both passed their Judge Level 1 (J1) assessment over the Icebreaker weekend.

Club Awards Night and Disco

If you fancy a fun night away from the pool, everyone is invited to attend this formal social event. You do not need to be a Club Championship swimmer to attend.

Friday 13th January 2017
18:00 to 21:30
Ashford International Hotel
Simone Weil, Ashford, TN24 8UX

Tickets are available at the Club Desk, and your attendance must be confirmed in advance.

2017 Kent Championships Dates

The Championships will be held at the following venues over 4 weekends.

  • Long Distance: 21 – 22 January at Crystal Palace, from 12.00pm
  • General Sessions: 28 – 29 January at Crystal Palace, from 12.00pm
  • General Sessions: 4 – 5 February at Crystal Palace from 12.00pm
  • 50s and 200IM: 11 – 12 February at London Aquatic Centre [Time TBC]
2017 Kent Championships Entry Closing Date

The ATSC closing date for entries is Thursday 5th January where Georgina will be on the Club Desk from 7.45pm. If you are swimming at the Icebreaker for a new or better Kent qualifying time then please still have your entries in by this date, however if on the evening of the 8th you have gained a new or improved entry time please contact Mike Lambert via phone or text.

Early Squad and LTS Stage 6+ Time Trials - 18 December

The results of these Time Trials are posted in our Members Area. Further information on how to obtain your ASA Speed Awards will follow shortly.

Newsletter - December 2016

The latest issue is now available to view in our Members Area.

ATSC on Twitter

Great work by the "Limeys Team" - you've done a great job people - Thank you !! #Kents17 pic.twitter.com/IHvEbojEL1

About 2 weeks ago from Ashford Town SC's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone

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Club calendar

february, 2017

4feb - 5All DayKent County Swimming Championships 2017Click for more information

11feb - 12All DayKent County Swimming Championships 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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