Plymouth 50m Training Cancelled

October 11th, 2016

Unfortunately due to an issue with the pool at Plymouth life centre we have to cancel the training session on Saturday 15th October 2016. There is a mechanical fault with the boom that splits the pool from a 50m pool into 2 x 25m pools, currently it can’t move to convert the pool back to a 50m pool.
Apologies for the cancellation, but this is beyond our control.

The latest Lifesaving Awards

September 3rd, 2016

Crediton & District Swimming Club members gain Royal Lifesaving Society Awards

The latest Lifesaving Awards. Coach Jane Brimacombe with Instructor Andy Coles presenting Bronze Medallion and Life Support Three Certificates to left to right Samantha Bulled, Victoria Cordwent, Julie-Anne Hooper and Lucy Pincombe. Also achieving the award but not in the photograph are Cydney Mackenzie and Emma Daly. Well done all of you. If you would like to take a lifesaving award come down to a club evening at Lords Meadow Leisure Centre on a Sunday or Friday evening.


lifesaving awards

No Training 28th August

August 21st, 2016

There will be no training on Sunday 28th August 2016.

European Masters

June 3rd, 2016


Matt Hockin and Darren Beer from Crediton & District Swimming Club competed at the European Masters Aquatic Championships (25th – 29th May 2016) at the London Aquatic Centre, host of the Olympic Games in 2012. The event attracted over 10,000 swimmers, divers and synchronised swimmers to the five day event.


Matt and Darren arrived on the Friday evening to register and compete in two events each over the weekend. Once the formalities were completed, it was time to acquaint themselves with the surroundings and watch the swimmers below, preparing for their races in their national colours and meet up with other Devon swimmers for food and a catch up of the happenings of the event so far.


At the pool on Saturday morning, it was obvious the event was enormous with nearly 200 swimmers in Darren’s age group (45-49yrs) for the 50m butterfly in the morning and over 2000 swimmers swimming in Matt’s (30-34yrs) event, the 100m freestyle in all age groups in the afternoon. Darren touched home in 30.57, which was close to his long course personal best, while Matt finished in 1:05.36. It was not about the time, but the experience of swimming in front of 4500 people in the Olympic Pool and both rated it as one of their most special swimming experiences of their lives.


Following an evening at the nearby Westfield Stratford Centre for food and drinks along with the 1000s of international swimmers, it was back to the pool on Sunday morning for Darren to swim the 200m breaststroke, which he knew was going to be hard considering his illnesses of late, but he was really pleased to finish strongly in a time of 2:55.67. Matt again swam in the afternoon over the one length 50m with his favoured stroke, the freestyle and powered home in a time of 29.21.


Reflecting on the event, both said the experience was amazing and inspirational, seeing their names on the massive scoreboard followed by the Union Jack and GBR and swimming alongside so many international swimmers – they counted 7 other nationalities in one of their races. Bring on the World Championships in Budapest in 2017!

Presentation Evening

February 2nd, 2016

The Crediton Courier newspaper reports on our recent presentation evening: Read the report


Proswimwear Shop

January 17th, 2016

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Presentation Evening

January 3rd, 2016

2015 PE Poster

Important Dates

December 4th, 2015




Distance swims Sunday 6th December 17:00
Verrier Trophy Sunday 13th December 17:00*
Inflatable Session Sunday 20th December 17:00 and 18:00, training 19:00.
Pool closed on Monday 21st only training session Tuesday 29th 07:00 – 08:00.
Training returns to normal on 3rd January 2016.


*The Verrier trophy is a trophy awarded to four swimmers, who swim together to have the fastest FC and Medley relay times. The combined ages of the swimmers need to be under a certain limit. Teams are usually organised on the night.

Club Championships 2015

December 3rd, 2015

2015 -CC All

Well done to everyone who competed in the club championships over the 21st, 28th and 29th November 2015. Some very close races and fantastic swims.

Pool closure

November 15th, 2015

There will be no training tonight 15th November as the leisure centre has had a power cut and there’s currently no water in the pool.
If you have not submitted your club championship form then we can only extend the deadline until tomorrow. You can either email the club a copy of your entry form or drop it down to the leisure centre today or tomorrow and ask a member of staff to put it in Darren Beer’s tray. Makesure you still include the £5 entry fee otherwise your entry will be rejected.
Kind regards
Crediton and District Swimming Club