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.
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.
Essex Mini League 8th June 2013
Saffron Seals came 2nd. See News page for more details
Keeley's Successful Open Water Swim
Keeley Edwards successfully competed at Dorney Wood Open Water. See News page for more details and photos.
Fundraising Celebration Evening May 18th
Many awards were given out and everybody enjoyed a fish & chip supper. See the Fundraising page for more details and photos of the event.
Essex Mini League 11th May 2013
Some good swims were achieved in a pool with an unusual distance just over 36 yards.
See Results page for more details...
Open Meet Bishop's Stortford
13th April 2013
Many New times PBs and Sprint Awards were achieved. See Results page for more details...
Open Meet Sudbury 6th & 7th April 2013
Many PBs and Sprint Awards were achieved. See Results page for more details...
History of 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 2013 Trophy Winners
with Head Coach Gareth Warwick
Team Challenge 2012 Winners
Saffron Walden Carnival Float 2011