Presentation Evening

The clubs 15th Anniversary Presentation Evening will be taking place on Saturday 26th November at Discovery Park Event Centre in Sandwich. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, you still can at

Starting at 5pm, we will be looking to partner with a taxi firm to ensure everyone can enjoy themselves. (More details to follow soon).

If you will be driving, please see attached a map of the parking on site. Cars maybe left onsite overnight and collected on Sunday, if required. Parking Map

The event will be a celebration of achievements, announcement of new club captains as well as awards presentations. There will be lots of fun activities!

Sponsored swim

One of our swimmers, Jessica Lidlow, will be participating in a sponsored swim for the Pilgrims Hospice in East Kent.

Organising the event herself, Jessica will be swimming 4 miles in recognition of the distance from her Grandad’s house to the Hospice and back, where the special staff support and care for him.

If you would like to support this great charity and event please visit:-

2024 England Coach Programme

The club are delighted to announce that our head coach, Dan Cross, has been selected by ASA England Programmes for inclusion in the 2024 programme.

Dan is one of only 12 British Coaches to have been selected for this prestigious programme.

Chairman update

After guiding the club for the past 4 years, Scott Miles has taken the decision to step down as Chairman after the Clubs presentation evening. During this time, the club has seen significant change including:-

  • Growth in swimmer members from 80 to now approx. 290 swimmers;
  • Merger with Margate Swimming Club;
  • Acquisition of electronic timing at Hartsdown;
  • A major pool time review in Thanet;
  • Stabilisation of the clubs finances;
  • Change in Head Coach;
  • New club kit and branding.

“I would like to thank everyone who has been involved with the club, from those that volunteer time to help on the committee, all the coaches, those that run the club shop, our social media volunteers to those that help us host fantastic open meets. The club is now in a very strong and healthy position, which will allow it to continue to grow and improve.

It has been a fantastic honour to lead the club to where it is today and I am immensely proud of its achievements. I wish the committee and the new Chairman the very best.”

The committee will be electing a new chairman in due course.

Coach changes

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Graham Terry, lead coach of the Seals intro squad. Graham has provided us with 15 years of devoted service, working with the club when it was formed within our Junior squad, then taking over our Intermediate squad to now being our Seals lead coach.

Graham’s attention to skills development and making swimming enjoyable, whilst installing a culture of discipline, has been invaluable. Graham was part of the coaching team that helped develop the structure of the club and build the foundations for it to succeed, as it is today.

Grahams last session will be on Wednesday 28th September.  We all wish Graham the very best for his time away from swimming.

The club are also pleased to announce the appointment of Lindsay Panteli, as the new Seal lead coach. Lindsay has been working with Graham during recent times and has a strong background with the club and specifically coaching younger swimmers, having previously worked with our Seahawk and  Dolphin junior squads. We wish her good luck in the role.

Kent Junior League Live Results

Live results for Kent Junior League Division 1 gala at Hartsdown tonight can be found at

Fancy helping out

The club have a few roles that require helpers:-

  • Club shop (Seahawk session)
  • Trophy warden

If you would like to get involved, please email

Timings for Club Champs Session 5-7

Sunday 11th Sept – Session 6


Warm up: 10am – 10.55am

Start: 11am

Projected finish: 2.45pm


Thursday 15th Sept – Session 5 (25m events)

Warm up: 5pm

Start: 5.15pm


Saturday 24th Sept – Session 7


Warm up: 4.30pm – 5.25pm

Start: 5.30pm

Projected finish: 9.15pm

Surf day

For those that have registered for the Joss Bay surf day tomorrow, please arrive for 10am.

Hopefully there will be some good waves

2016/17 Season

Welcome back to all our members, we hope you enjoyed a lovely summer break, and now ready for the new season and getting back in the pool.

With the new season now upon us, the club is looking to build on last years fantastic achievements, which were the best in our history.

The clubs focus remains to provide excellent coaching to swimmers of all abilities, with the ambition of continually improving year on year. Therefore our prioritise for this coming year include:-

  • Development of coaching teams and personnel;
  • Development of our offering to suit all abilities and ages;
  • Development of facilities.

If you have any queries, please speak with your coach in the first instance.


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