Postal swim masterpiece

ASWPC Master, Margaret Smith, took part in the Postal Swim this evening. Getting nervously into the pool on her 26th year, Margaret hoped to swim 80+ lengths. After keeping a steady pace, Margaret beat her own record and ended her swim on the 95th length.

Well done Margaret on your impress achievement – 95 lengths/2375m!

Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018

The club AGM will be held on 9th March 2018 

8.15-10pm at Andover Guildhall (High Street, SP10 1LP).

All club members are encourage to attend – this is your opportunity to tell the committee how the club should be run and to hear about plans for the future.

Please contact the Chair or Secretary if you have any items for the agenda.


Christmas is coming…

Looking for stocking fillers?
You can get ASWPC replacement hats for £5 (speak to Karen)
If you’re all set for hats then don’t forget,
Barracuda’s and overs need for each session:
Water Bottle
Pool Float
Pull Buoy

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We’ve fixed the issue so it shouldn’t happen again and you won’t see the error on if you look at the post on the website. However if you need to contact the club please use the addresses on the website contact page:

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Sessions update for this week and next

A reminder of swimming sessions for this week and next as there are a few changes to normal:

Romsey is on for this Tuesday (10th) and next Tuesday (17th)

Basingstoke is on for this Saturday (14th) with both squads and Baracudas 5-6pm  (using both pools) and teaching 6-7pm (in training pool only).

There is no other club swimming planned until we start back in Andover Temporary Pool from Monday 30th October (after Half Term).

October – No Club Fees!

Whilst the announcement about the temporary pool is completely outside of our control, we understand and share the frustration you may feel.  In recognition of your continued patience and support through what is very challenging circumstances, and the fact that we may only be able to offer limited sessions during the coming month, the club have decided to waive all club fees for the month of October.

Therefore no payment is due for October, and the new club fees (as advised to you over the summer via email from should now start with effect from November.  For those who may be unable to stop payments which are due to be made in early October, we will arrange refunds in due course.

Please look out for other updates as we transition to the temporary pool later this month.

Once again many thanks for your continuing support.

Update on next week swimming sessions & gala

We have had some challenges to get appropriate teaching support for the session at The Rapids on Tuesday 3rd October (6-7pm) so regrettably we are having to cancel this one.
Also due to other commitments we are not now able to field a squad for the Gala at Woking on Saturday 7th October.  Please accept our apologies to those swimmers who had committed to being part of the team, there will be other opportunities in the future.  However, we do have time at The Aquadrome between 5 and 6pm so we are aiming to run a one hour competitive squad session for those that can make it.  For Learn to Compete due to teacher shortage we can only run 6-7pm; those swimmers who normally attend 7-8pm can come to the 5-6pm session which is held in the main pool.
All swimmers can use the lagoon for a short period after their session on Saturday!

Temporary Pool Update

We have heard that handover of the the temporary pool will be delayed until 20th October (Test Valley press release here.) Whilst we are of course disappointed we can’t get started in the pool straight away, the interim arrangements at Romsey and Aquadrome have been extended until the new pool opens to the public.

For The Aquadrome there is some slight tweaking to timing:

  • Sat 7th October – 6-8pm Learner Pool; 5-6pm Main Pool
  • Sat 14th October – 6-8pm Learner Pool; 5-6pm Main Pool
  • Sat 21st October – 6-8pm Learner Pool; 5-7pm Main Pool
  • Sat 28th October – 6-8pm Learner Pool; 5-6pm Main Pool

We are hoping the last two sessions won’t be needed but are arranged just in case!

We’ll keep you up to date on any changes.