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 Accredited Club.

Our principal activities are competitive swimming and water polo.

Latest News

  • Summer Shut Down

    Below are the dates for the Summer Shutdown:

    Monday 24th July - Sunday 6th August (inclusive)

    Last session: Sunday 23rd July

    Recommencing: Monday 7th August

    Have a nice break!

  • Drowning Prevention Week

    For Drowing prevention week, all swimmers took part in a T30 challenge to raise awareness.

    So our T30 Challenge has come to a close, a massive well done to our 94 athletes that took part to give us a total distance of…..144,347m or the distance of the English channel, 4 TIMES OVER!!!

    Our top 3 squads as follows:
    Junior Competitive – 24,355m
    Age Group Competitive – 20,129m
    Junior Potential – 19,985m

  • Easy Fundraising

    Easyfundraising has raised an amazing £1,738.27 so far for the club without anyone spending an extra penny!!!  

    Thank you SO much and well done. 

    For anyone who would like to know what easyfundraising is, please keep reading. 

    Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Durham City Amateur Swimming & Water Polo Club?

    There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

    It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

    1. Head tohttps://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/durhamcityasc/and join for free.

    2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

    3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

    There are no catches or hidden charges and Durham City Amateur Swimming & Water Polo Club will be really grateful for your donations.

    Thank you for your support.

  • Update on Youth & Senior NERS

    The first weekend of the age group heats will be as per the original schedule with the Age group finals on the Saturday and Sunday starting at 5PM NOT  3:30PM

    The Second weekend of the Age Group Championships are not affected!

    The youths and Seniors will start at 1PM  on Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st May with the warm up at Noon as per the attached revised schedule on the event page.

    The remainder of the Seniors competition will be on Monday 29th May. 

    The full revised schedule for the Youths and Seniors can be found on the event page.

    Anyone who can no longer compete in the competition because of the changes please get in touch with Stephen Wilkinson ASAP.