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Littlehampton Swimming Club was founded in 1983 which coincided with the opening of the ‘LSSC’ pool at Littlehampton. It was only due to the tireless effort of the late Doreen Benham and her colleagues that the pool was built in the first place. In 2019 the club moved into it’s new home, the ‘Littlehampton Wave’, an 8 Lane x 25m facility.

Our Vision and Values:


  • We are a friendly fully inclusive club, welcoming new members of all abilities
  • We aim to provide a high quality program that gives everyone the opportunity to maximize their potential in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment
  • We encourage determination, commitment, responsibility and teamwork within our structured training program
  • We aim to inspire and develop a passion for swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle which we hope will lead to lifelong participation

We compete in internal club competitions, open meets (including County, Regional & National competitions), Sussex & National Arena League team galas and local friendly team galas, and have experienced success at all levels over the years.

In 2008 Littlehampton swimmer Simon Miller, who was by then training at the Manchester High Performance Centre, was selected to the British Team and went to Beijing to compete in the Paralympics, breaking the British male S9 category 50m Freestyle Record. In 2011 he won Silver at the Commonwealth Games, again breaking his record.

In 2009 William Condron came 16th overall in the Boys 13 year ASA National Age Group Championships and was selected to the England Talent Squad. In 2011 and 2012 he swam for England South in the UK School Games.

Since then we have had a steady stream of swimmers at both the Swim England Summer Nationals and British Summer Championships, with 14 year old Lewis Smart winning our first National Gold Medal in the 200m breaststroke event. Lewis, along with Charlie Hodges, won scholarships to attend Mount Kelly College as a result of their National success.

S14 swimmer Caleb Grace represented England at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi in 2019, winning Gold in the 200m freestyle in his class.

We continue to have a strong group of Para Swimmers, with both Georgie Howell (S7) and Lewis Jones (S9) currently on Swim England Talent programmes. Georgie has regularly won National Medals and competed at the British Para Internationals.

Littlehampton Swimming Club continues to go from strength to strength, developing swimmers and coaches alike. We work closely with the Leisure Centres we use, enabling us to deliver a first class competitive swimmer development programme. We hope you enjoy being part of our success.


The Littlehampton Swimming Club Constitution lays out the rules and regulations within which the Club operates.


This is a copy of the club’s Certificate of Employers’ Liability. The majority of our activities are covered under the Swim England Insurance. More details can be found here.