Welcome to Durham City Amateur Swimming and Water Polo Club.

Founded in 1861 and based at Freeman's Quay in Durham City, we are the second oldest swimming club in England and over several generations our members have succeeded in competition at the highest levels. We are proud of our history and of our members who have helped shape the sports of swimming and water polo over the decades.

We are affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association and are a   swim21-logo   accredited club.  

Our principal activities are competitive swimming and water polo.

Latest News

  • 2 Coaching Vacancies

    The Club is currently advertising for two paid positions - a Development Coach and a Lead Water Polo Coach. Please click on the link below to access full details.

    Vacancy Details

  • Summer Gala & Junior League Results

    Please click on this article to download the results from the Club Summer Gala held on 21 June 2015. Well done to all involved.

    Also a huge well done to the Club's Junior League Team who finished in 4th place in their Final on 28 June, just missing out on 3rd place by 1 point. All of the swimmers raced extremely well with more skills on show than in any other team across all three divisions. This bodes extremely well for next year's competition! Thank you to all the coaches and volunteers involved in organising this year's team and the Durham Dragon!

  • Club Announces 4 new Honorary Lifetime Members

    Sunday 21 June 2015 was a very busy day for the Club, hosting its Summer Gala in the morning, where 10 Club records were broken, and then its Summer Splash Bash in the evening at Ramside Hall.

    A huge well done to all the swimmers and water polo players who picked up awards in the evening, especially our National Qualifiers for this season, Daniel Morley, Oliver Smith and Emily Power. There were also special awards for our water polo volunteers, including Kathryn Salmon, and for our Junior League team who compete in the Division 2 Final next weekend. Our Swimmer of the Year trophy for this season was picked up by Oliver Smith.

    The final set of awards went to recognise four coaches who have volunteered with the Club for a immense number of years. Maggie Ward, Stephen Ward, Pat Palmer and Margaret Shotten were all awarded with an Honorary Lifetime Membership of the Club, which is the highest honour the Club can bestow, as a thank you for their dedication and years of hard work. We were delighted that Lyndon Longhorne, previously the only Honorary Lifetime Member, was able to attend to present these very special awards.

    Well done to everyone involved, and thank you to those involved in the organisation and running of the day itself.