A warm welcome to the new Head Coach!

The committee of Andover Swimming and Water Polo Club are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Head Coach – Scott Buchan!

Scott swam for Andover many years ago and we are delighted that he is joining us to provide us with his experience. His aim is to ensure that all swimmers have enough pool time and the tools needed to achieve their full potential.
As some of you may be aware, he also coaches at Hart Swimming Club and aims to combine coaching at both clubs. This means that he won’t be present at every session, but will get feedback on how the sessions have gone.
“I am really impressed with the commitment of the club’s committee, coaching team, and volunteers all pulling together in order to get swimming back up and running as quickly as possible. We are currently living in new and strange times for us all. No one has a magic wand and no one can predict what will happen in the future, all we can do is work together.” – Scott

ASWPC are returning to the pool!

All swimmers will shortly be receiving an email with the details of how ASWPC are returning to the pool.  You must read ALL of the information contained in your email before coming to the pool, and have completed a health declaration form.

Our Welfare Officer is Sharon Kirwan, and she has kindly taken on the role of Covid Officer for the club too.  If you have any concerns relating to the club’s response to Covid, you can contact her at

Useful links:

COVID-19 health declaration form

ASWPC Return to Pool – Covid Checklist

Advice for Returning to Exercise after Covid-19

Letter from Chairman

Hello everyone,

I hope you all are well and taking this very unique time in our lives to try something different whether that be cooking, learning a new language, growing something or just looking at what is in our gardens.

I appreciate that you must be very frustrated by not being able to get into the pool, however Swim England have indicated that it may not be long before we can resume in some form. We are awaiting the next update from Swim England on the 15th June and subsequent government guidance. As soon as we know anything, we will let you know.

With the future in mind, please see attached letter from one of our coaches, Scott.

In the meantime, you will find the results of the one hour swim challenge that was held earlier in the year, and the national placings for individuals and teams on our website We had 21 top ten placings overall, with one individual and four teams achieving medal placings. Well done all!

Finally, to refresh your swimming knowledge, I have attached a quiz. Get your swimmer(s) to complete the quiz and return it to me before the 20th June to be in with a chance of winning: a £15 Gift card, a £10 voucher to spend on ASWPC club kit, or an ASWPC swim hat. Prizes will be awarded to each squad (Competitive, Development, and Learn to compete).

We very much look forward to working with all our swimmers, pool side helpers, coaches and teachers in the months ahead to resume swimming in a safe manner; It hopefully won’t be long.

Please do look after yourselves and everyone around you.

Kindest regards,

Chris Dewey


Andover Swimming and Water Polo Club

Letter from Scott

ASWPC quiz

One Hour Swim Challenge (UPDATE)

The overall results from the One Hour Swim Challenge we completed earlier in the year have now been published.  We did really well against other swimmers from around the country, with quite a few top 10 placings from both individuals and team entries.  Those who achieved top 3 placings will receive medals later in the year.  Well done to all.

See the results page for the updated results including national placings.

We Want Member Feedback

It’s been almost a year since we moved into the new Andover Leisure Centre, and the club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be coming up in the next couple of months.

We’d therefore like to take this opportunity to collect any feedback or thoughts from swimmers and parents.

Please click the link below to leave your comments on any aspect of the club, whether positive or negative. Feedback can be left anonymously if desired.

Club Feedback Form

Club Champs Information

Information about our 2019 Club Champs

Please find below some key information ahead of our club champs next weekend, including a link to the programme of events.

  • WHEN: Saturday 16th November at 6:00pm.
  • WHERE: Andover Leisure Centre.
  • DO: bring hats, goggles, drink, a club top onto poolside.
  • DO NOT: bring bags onto poolside (please use the lockers).
  • SPECTATORS: entry is £3 per adult, and free for children.
  • EVERYONE: should be quiet when the whistle blows for each race.
  • SWIMMERS: should stay poolside after their races to cheer others on.
  • PROGRAMME: Club Champs 2019 Programme v1

Note that paper copies of the programme will NOT be available on the night, so please print your own copy and bring with you if required.

Andover News

Andover News 

Presentation Evening

SAVE THE DATE – 13th December 2019

Our annual presentation evening will be held on the 13th December 2019. Further details to follow.

Please return any Cups or Sheilds from our last presentation evening to the trophy secretary, Helen Cordner, who will be at the pool Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays or email

Please return Cups and Sheilds before the 1st of December.

Coach Vacancy

As you are aware the current coaching and teaching structure within the club is under review. We currently have a vacancy for a swimming coach. Please see the advert below and advise anyone who may be interested in the role to email for further information.

Job Advertisement

A gentle reminder for everyone that does internet shopping in the run-up to Christmas, there’s a no-cost way to you of raising funds for our club.

Andover Swimming and Water Polo Club receive a free donation every time you buy anything online with the UK’s leading online fundraising service, Easyfundraising.

With over 3200 shops and sites on board including Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, Virgin Trains and Aviva, ASWPC can get donations on everything from your weekly shop to your annual holiday and it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

It’s really simple, all you have to do is:

  1. Go to Andover Swimming and Water Polo Club as your Cause and join for free
  2. Every time you want to shop go to easyfundraising, find the site you want and start shopping
  3. When you check out Andover Swimming and Waterpolo Club get a donation for no extra cost whatsoever!

The shops and sites give easyfundraising a percentage of what you spend and they turn that into a donation, it’s that easy. There’s no catch or hidden charges and Andover Swimming and Waterpolo Club will be really grateful for your donations.