SWASC is a small but growing friendly swimming club run by voluntary committee members, made up from parents of past and present Members of Saffron Seals.

We are a competitive club, we compete in the Essex Swim League and Essex Mini League, which operates much the same as a football league. There is also the opportunity for swimmers with relevant times to participate in Open Meets allowing swimmers to qualify for County level swimming.

We currently train at the Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre and at Friends School, see Swimming Sessions page for further details.

Friends' School sessions are during term time and half terms, whilst the LBF&LC sessions continue during the school holidays. Friends School swimmers also have the opportunity to train at LBF&LC during the summer school holidays

Latest News

Saffron Seals are holding their CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS on the 3,6,7th of March 2015 at the Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre Pool. If you're a Seal you need to compete, if you love swimming you need to come and watch. There will be races. There will be a raffle, and there will be prizes (it wouldn't be much of a raffle without).

Saffron Seals are holding a Quiz Night! on 24th January at the United Reformed Church, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden to raise funds for the club. Teams of 6, which can be pre arranged or put together by the organisers (so if you're a solo quiz fanatic come along), and your £10 entry includes fish and chips. And a Quiz! Everyone over 13 years old is welcome, and there will be a licenced bar (although you have to be 18 to purchase alcohol of course). Please email fundraising@saffronseals.org.uk to enter.
See you there!
More News

Rochford Essex Mini League Gala
8th March 2014

Saffron Seals came a close 4th on Saturday.
For more details see Results page.

Club Championships 2014 Results and Trophy Winners Photos
First ever time seeded Club Championships over 3 nights led to a range of PBs and Sprint Awards with fantastic swimming skills displayed. for more details see Results page and News page.

New Fees and Swim Groups Announced January 2014
Please see Fees page and Swim Groups page for details.

Newmarket Invitational Gala
8th February 2014

For more details see Results page.

Essex Swim League Gala Becontree
1st Febuary 2014

Saffron Seals came a very good 2nd place again.
For more details see Results page.

Essex Swim League Home Gala Loughton
25th January 2014

Saffron Seals came a very good 2nd place, with many 1st place races and PBs.
For more details see Results page.

Basildon Open Meet Gala 11th/12th January 2014
Results are on the website, for more details see Results page.

History of Our Club
Saffron Walden Amateur Swimming Club (SWASC) started out in November 1911, as a Water Polo Club. The club’s base was the Town Baths in Hill Street, where they stayed until the Baths closed in 1982. Below is a photo of the SWASC 1911 Water Polo Squad.

Over the years SWASC have produced some very good swimmers - not least one women's backstroke swimmer who swam for GBR in the 1950s. Also, many notable names in Saffron Walden have been Saffron Seals Swimming Club members.

The Club holds a Club Championship every year along with a Team Challenge. Seals also take part in the Saffron Walden Carnival and various fundraising events throughout the year.

Club Championships 2014 Trophy Winners

... and with Head Coach Gareth Warwick

Essex County Qualifiers 2014 with Head Coach Gareth Warwick
for more details see News page

Team Challenge 2013 Winners