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.
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Over the years Littlehampton has experienced success at all levels through to National Youth & Age Group championships.
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. He is now pursuing his swimming career working as a coach initially with Portsmouth Northsea Swimming and now at Guildford City. In 2011 and 2012 he swam for England South in the UK School Games.
In 2013 Jess Frayne reached the semi-finals of the 50m freestyle at the ASA Nationals. A further four swimmers reached the Nationals in 2014, including two disability or multi-classification swimmers Georgie Howell S6 and Caleb Grace S14. Georgie was selected onto the Spotlight England Talent Programme.
2015 saw our best year at national level with two swimmers at the new British Summer Championships and five at the ASA Nationals. 14 year old Lewis Smart won 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.
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.
Most of the information contained in the Littlehampton Swimming Club Handbook is now on this website.