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 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 currently train at two centres, the Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre and at Walden School (formerly Friends’ School), and training sessions are held every day except Thursday and Sunday. Please see maps on this page for location details.
Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre
Essex CB11 3EG
Mount Pleasant Road
Essex CB11 3EB
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.