Welcome to Saffron Seals – a friendly and fast improving competitive  swimming club run by an experienced and enthusiastic coaching team together with a committee made up from parents of past and present members of Saffron Seals.

Saffron Seals is a member of Swim England (formerly ASA), is affiliated to East Region and is Swim Mark (formerly swim21) accredited – Teaching and Skills Development.



We currently swim in the Essex Mini League and Essex Swim League, both of which operate much the same as a football league with promotion or demotion based on performance during the year.

We also take part in a number of Open Meets where we encourage individual swimmers to compete against their peers to improve their personal best times (PBs) and aim to achieve County qualifying times, and ultimately Regional and National qualifying times to allow them to compete at the highest level.

We like to have fun as well, and take part in a number of friendly galas against other clubs, where nothing more than pride is on the line.   We also hold our own Club Championships and Team Challenge where we look to involve every member of the club if at all possible.

We train at the Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre and training sessions are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre
Peaslands Road
Saffron Walden
Essex CB11 3EG

We operate a waiting list for new members, and joining is by application and assessment – if you wish to know the standard required in order to join please visit the How to Join page.

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