Arena League Round 3

Well done Paignton!

Paignton swimmers celebrated after coming second in the last round of this year’s Arena League, with a session in the diving pool at Plymouth Life Centre, followed by a feast at McDonalds. Many thanks to “Fun Squad” for organising and well done to all swimmers. As always, the Paignton cheers were the loudest!


Change of water time for the New Year

Paignton swimming club’s Committee are constantly reviewing the club’s expenditure, especially with relation to the viability of water time, which is of course our biggest outgoing.

With the help of Kevin Rickards, our Head Coach, two areas have been identified as requiring alteration and on this basis we have therefore made the following decisions:-

  1. Tuesday’s elective session at Brixham will be stopped as from the New Year.
  2. The Development Competition Squad session on Sunday morning will now move to the time of 8.30am-10.00am (swimming at the same time as the Comp Squad).

The Sunday morning session of 7.30am-8.30am will now be available to those performance squad swimmers who wish to attend an extra session.   The Thursday elective session at Brixham (7.00pm-8.30pm) is also another session should swimmers wish to gain extra sessions.

Please feel free to discuss this new arrangement with Kevin if you need to.

Many thanks.

Paignton Swimming Club Committee

Christmas Closure and Training times 2020



Water Polo

Last day – Monday 23rd December – 8.30-9.30pm

Return – Sunday 5th January 2020 – 5.30pm onwards


Learn to swim

Last Day – Friday 20th December – FUN NIGHT – COMMENCES 6.30pm

Return – Friday 3rd January 2020 – 6.30pm onwards


Learn to Compete

Last Day – Friday 20th December – FUN NIGHT – COMMENCES 7.30pm

Return – Friday 3rd January 2020 – 7.30pm-8.30pm


Development Competition


Last Day – Sunday 22nd December – 7.30am-8.30am

Return – Friday 3rd January 2020 – 7.30pm-8.30pm


Competition Squad


Last Day – Sunday 22nd December – 8.30am-10.00am

Return – Friday 3rd January 2020 – 8.30pm-9.30pm


Performance Squad & Devon Qualifiers

Friday 20th December – NORMAL TRAINING 6.30pm-7.30pm – FUN NIGHT AFTER

Saturday 21st December – 10-12pm – Kelly College

Monday 23rd December – 6.30pm-8.30pm – Clennon Valley

Friday 27th December – 2pm-4pm – Clennon Valley

Saturday 28th December – 2pm-4pm – Clennon Valley

Sunday 29th December – 2pm-4pm – Clennon Valley

Monday 30th December – 2pm-4pm – Clennon Valley


Return to normal squads at Clennon Valley on Friday 3rd January 2020

Return to Kelly College on Saturday 4th January 2020

Devonport Dasher 29Nov-1Dec

Fantastic weekend for the 22 Paignton swimmers who travelled to Plymouth for the Dasher Christmas meet.  Every swimmer achieved brilliant results and there was plenty of poolside fun!  A few stats…102 races, 70 PBs (69% of all swims), 22 gold, 13 silver and 8 bronze medals, lots of County and Regional qualifying times, and ending with top boy of the meet award for Nathan.  So great results all round.  Well done swimmers and Coach Kev, and thanks to all the team managers.