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Club Championships Distance events October 15th, 17th, 19th

400m fs mid18 200m bk mid18 200m fly mid18

Club Championships Heats

Paignton Swimming Club Club Championship Heats 2018   The following heats will take place on Friday 12th October 2018. Warm up 6.30 pm Start 7.00 pm   Please all pay attention to your dates of birth many swimmers have ticked or crossed the wrong boxes for their dates of birth your entries are taken on … … Continue reading
Plymouth Christmas Meet Level 3

Plymouth Christmas Meet Level 3

Plymouth Leander Level 3 Christmas Meet Life Centre, 1st – 2nd December This short course meet will provide an opportunity for swimmers to practise for the 2019 Devon Championships Forms have been emailed and can also be downloaded from the club website Forms should be returned by Monday 29th October. Payment by BACs or by … … Continue reading

PSC scoop award at Exeter City Sprint Meet

A fantastic day of racing culminated in Paignton winning the award for Best Visiting Club at Plymouth Life Centre on Sunday 23rd September. 32 Paignton swimmers took part, with most competing in all 5 events. For some of the younger swimmers this was their first experience of a sprint gala and they were rewarded with … … Continue reading

Exeter October Meet Level 2

The link below provides details of the forthcoming Exeter Level 2 Meet being held at Plymouth Life Centre Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st October. This provides an opportunity to gain times for the Devon County Championships in January 2019. Please note the minimum  qualification times. Entry forms should be returned to Al Farquharson by Wednesday … … Continue reading

Newton Abbot Annual Invitation Ribbon Gala

All young swimmers should consider gaining competitive swimming experience by entering the Newton Abbot Invitational Ribbon Gala being held on September 15th. This meet is for swimmers aged 8 – 11. Please see attached entry form for further details and return completed entries to Al Farquharson,  *protected email* by Wednesday 6th September at the latest. … … Continue reading

New swimming Times From September 3rd 2018

  Posted version new swimming timetable2018 As you are aware the pool at Torbay leisure centre, Clennon valley, has been closed for refurbishment over the summer. Paignton swimming club has been working with Lex leisure who run the centre to sort the pool times and space that we will be using on our return in … … Continue reading

Invitation to Trial to Represent Devon County ASA at the Inter-County Water Polo Championships

Players in the following age groups are invited to attend trials to represent Devon in the forthcoming South West Inter-County Championships to be held on the 24th and 25th November 2018 at Millfield School in Somerset. At present we do not know which age groups may be required to attend on which day, and so … … Continue reading

2nd place for Paignton in Cornwall and Devon League final

  The final of this year’s Cornwall and Devon Summer Swimming League on took place on July 8th at Plymouth Life Centre, with Paignton A lying in 3rd place behind Exeter and Devonport A. Thanks to some very strong swims in both the relays and the individual events, the team edged ahead of Devonport to … … Continue reading

Paignton retain Scott Ormsby trophy

Paignton Swimming Club successfully retained the Scott Ormsby trophy in a thrilling competition on July 7th. The gala took place at the outdoor pool in Kingsteignton, on a beautiful summer’s evening. The sun made it quite difficult to see at times, but despite this Paignton managed to hold off strong competition from Newton Abbot. This … … Continue reading

British Masters Gold for club captain

It has been a busy month for Paignton masters swimmers, with appearances in the British Masters and Devon County Masters and Seniors Championships both being held in Plymouth. In the British Masters Senior age group Emma won gold in the 100m backstroke, along with silver in the 50m fly and two bronze medals in the … … Continue reading

Devon County Relay gala

The snow seems a long way away now, with this gala, postponed from March, finally being swum on a very warm summer’s day. Paignton fielded a strong team, including B and C teams in the girls’ 12-13 age group, and were rewarded with multiple medals. This was the first time some of the younger swimmers … … Continue reading

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Devon Development Galas

By Emily Hadley: “As team manager I can say that all the children who attended the developments were fantastic ambassadors for the club. Their behaviour was exemplary from start to finish with everyone displaying great sportsmanship, impeccable manners and good support to their team mates. There were many excellent PBs achieved across the two weekends … … Continue reading
Club Captains have been selected to compete in the upcoming Home Nations Nationals in August

Club Captains have been selected to compete in the upcoming Home Nations Nationals in August

Club Captains, Emma Bickley and Adam Reed have been selected to compete in the upcoming Home Nations Nationals in August. Emma will be competing in the English Nationals at Ponds Forge, Sheffield in the 50m backstroke event, whilst Adam will be competing in the Welsh Nationals in the events of 50m free, 50m fly, 100m fly, … … Continue reading

50m Sprints results

Results 50m sprints 2018
Bag Pack Brings Home the Bacon for Paignton

Bag Pack Brings Home the Bacon for Paignton

On Saturday, Sainsbury’s in Paignton was the scene for the club’s first bag pack. In just two hours club members raised an amazing £316.51 as they packed bags for shoppers. Emma Ashford commented on the ‘awesome swimmers who participated and supported the event’. Shoppers were so impressed by the positive attitude, politeness and good humour … … Continue reading

Leah and Hayden’s brush with a swimming superstar

Look who the Browns bumped into at Gordano services? Only swimming legend, Adam Peaty. You can just about see that famous tattoo behind Hayden’s head. Anyone jealous? Yes me!  
Brixham 50m Gala

Brixham 50m Gala

Clubs participating: Brixham, Oddicombe, Paignton, Torquay, Totnes 104 competitors Fastest heat 30.00 Fastest time 27.62 30 individual winners 4 clubs with individual winners Most Fina points for individual 1853 Highest Fina points in individual race 456 Winners of skins events: Ed Brown Harriette Lewcock DQs Boys    Girls Free     2          1 Breast  9          11 IM        11        … … Continue reading

South West Regional Age-Group Championships

A record number of Paignton’s younger swimmers qualified for the South West Regional Age-Group Championships this year and competed at Hengrove and Millfield over two weekends. Amy H, Finn, Izzy B, Joe and Nicole all made their their debuts with strong swims across a range of events. Amy B, Ed and Isobel B, Harriette and … … Continue reading


Bank holiday weekend was the start of the South West Summer Championships. Held at Plymouth, there were six swimmers from Paignton. On Saturday all six swimmers were in action in the 50m Fly. Emma made the final and finished seventh. Jess  and Adam placed 13th. Jake and Alec recorded times either side of 30s and … … Continue reading

Williams Shield Gala 2018

Two teams were entered in this years Williams Shield gala, where Paignton’s 12 and under swimmers were pitted against those from Brixham, Oddicombe, Newton Abbot and Torquay Leander. The event gave many of the swimmers in Paignton B-team their first taste of competitive swimming and they all rose to the occasion, with plenty of exciting … … Continue reading

Two Counties professional photos

Follow the link below for some great photos of our swimmers taken at the recent Two Counties open meet. They are password protected, so please message Nicky Hawkins via Facebook if you would like to see them. Warning – there are quite a lot to scroll through, but they are organised via event, so you … … Continue reading

Two Counties Open Meet

25 Paignton swimmers entered the Two Counties open meet hosted in Plymouth by Dinnaton and Caradon Swimming clubs over the weekend of 14th/15th April. This is the second year this event has run and it is proving to be an exceptionally well organised and friendly meet. The inclusion of “hot heats” added an extra element … … Continue reading
Strong Swims at Long Course Meets

Strong Swims at Long Course Meets

Sam Alden, Luca Hailey, Finn and Flo Hadley made the trip to Hengrove for the Level 1 National Qualifier meet in March.  Sam swam over half a second PB in the 50 butterfly, Finn swam three events achieving a big PB in the 50 freestyle, Flo swam a solid 50 breaststroke finishing in 5th place … … Continue reading
Spring Swim at Plymouth

Spring Swim at Plymouth

Paignton swimmers were at the Plymouth Leander Spring Meet last weekend to welcome in British Summer Time. In all there were 19 squad members participating and it proved to be a very successful two days of competition with lots of medals and PBs. The meet got off to a great start on Saturday with victories … … Continue reading

Devon county inter-club – a strong Paignton peformance

Paignton swimmers secured a well-earned 3rd place in this year’s inter-club competition. This was a real achievement, particularly as the majority of the 18 strong team were in the lower tier of each age group. Well done to all and we look forward to next year’s event!
Devon County Interclub Championship Success

Devon County Interclub Championship Success

Well done to the Paignton team on their success at the Devon County  Interclub Championships held in Plymouth this afternoon. Fantastic racing from all the Paignton swimmers kept the club in contention throughout the competition. Some great relays brought Paignton home in third place – narrowly behind Royal Devonport. There was vocal support from the … … Continue reading

Devon County Long Distance Events: 3 great swims

Alice Brown, Harry Joiner and Alec Farquharson achieved fantastic results at the long course distance events on February 24th at Plymouth Life Centre. Making her debut in the 800m, Alice swam a 30 second PB to come 5th in the girls 12 year age group. In the 1500m, Harry Joiner also knocked 30 seconds off … … Continue reading

Devon championships 2018

Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed in this year’s county championships. Fantastic results!

Thank you to our sponsors

The club would like to say a massive thank you to DCE Holne R&D Ltd Precision Engineering of Kingsbridge who have kindly sponsored all of the coaches, officials and helpers’ t-shirts.  It was lovely to see all the team looking particularly smart in the recent galas we have attended. We are also extremely grateful to … … Continue reading

Fundraising with Proswimwear

A reminder to please use the link below when shopping with Proswimwear. This will help raise further funds for the club: https://www.proswimwear.co.uk/swim-clubs/swim-clubs-p/paignton-swimming-club.html

Devon Championships 3rd weekend

The final weekend of the Devon County Championship saw further successes for Paignton swimmers.   On Saturday, in the men’s 100IM, four swimmers made finals: Nathan Apps came 5th (10/11 years),  Finn Hadley came 7th (12 years) and Ed Brown picked up a bronze medal (14 years). Adam Reed made the Championship final and Jordan … … Continue reading

Devon County Championship – 2nd weekend

Days 3 and 4 of the Devon County Championship proved to be another successful weekend for Paignton Swimming Club, with a number of swimmers gaining PB’s and making Age Group and Championship Finals.  On Saturday, in the men’s 100m backstroke age group finals, Luca Hailey came 5th (13 years), Harry Joiner 7th (14 years) and … … Continue reading

Junior captains appointed

Congratulations to Megan Kendall and Harry Joiner who have been appointed Junior Club Captains. We know you’ll do a great job!

Devon Championships & Age groups 2018

19 Paignton swimmers made a real impact on the first weekend of the Devon County Championships in Plymouth. Every single swimmer achieved a PB in their events and most made the finals. In the age groups, Adam Reed won silver in the 100m free and bronze in the 50m back, with Harriette Lewcock winning bronze … … Continue reading

Club party and annual awards night

Trophies and dancing shoes were polished for another great night at the club’s annual party. Many thanks to all the organisers, presenters and fundraisers who made the occasion such a success.  

Club Secondary Age Group Gala

Friday 12th February 2018. Entry form below or available on Club nights.   Entry is for swimmers who did not attain a:- First, Second, or Third place in that particular stroke in the Club  Sprint Championships Finals November 2017. i.e. if  1st, 2ndor 3rd   in Freestyle    you cannot enter Freestyle The aided races are for … … Continue reading

Freezing dip January 1st 2018

At least 25 “dippers” turned out this New Year’s Day. Don’t let that sunshine fool you: it was still pretty chilly!

Monthly Fees

Happy New year, New monthly standing order rates are below. They have also been emailed out. Please remember that your previous Standing Order should have finished in December 2017. Your New standing Order should be set up to start in February 2018, for 11 months, last payment in December. Monthly fees sign2018

Arena league division one final: Paignton rise to the occasion

On Saturday 9th December, Paignton made the long trip to Newport for the Western division 1 final of the National Arena Swimming League. In Kevin’s words, “There were loads of great performances and everyone really rose to the occasion, but I think for me, the 11 & under girls were brilliant in the f/c relay, … … Continue reading
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Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Paignton Swimming Club? There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost … … Continue reading

Club Chair’s Annual Report 2017

This has been another good year for both the swimming and water polo sections of the club. We have had swimmers and water polo players represent their county, region and country as well as competing on an individual basis at each of these levels as well. Well done to all those who have competed and … … Continue reading
Emma Wins Gold at English Masters

Emma Wins Gold at English Masters

Emma Bickley made the long journey to Ponds Forge, Sheffield to swim at the Swim England Masters National Championships. Over the long weekend Emma, participating in the 18-24 age group, swam in 8 races and finishing on the podium in 4.  Her best result was gold in 100m Backstroke and she was narrowly beaten to … … Continue reading

Land Warm Up For Swimmers

An effective swimming specific warm up is vital if you want your swimmers to perform to their best in the pool. We have worked with British Swimming to produce a guide to pre-pool routines for swimmers aged approximately 12 to 16. The warm ups should be performed in the order: Raise Mobilise Activate Prime Swimmers … … Continue reading

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Click here to see the Equipment List swimmers need

Click here to see the Equipment List swimmers need

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