Seagulls Swimming Club
are a competitive swimming club formed in 1978 & are based at the
2Riversmeet (2RM) Leisure Centre
in Christchurch, Dorset. The club offers year-round
competitive swimming for
anyone who is able to swim one length of the pool (25 metres).
Seagulls Swimming Club has a strong and growing membership drawn
from all age groups (7 years and upwards) from Christchurch and the
surrounding areas of Dorset (Bournemouth, Bransgore, Burton,
Highcliffe, New Milton, Barton-on-sea, Lymington and Verwood).
Coaching is provided by a highly qualified team lead by a
full-time Head Coach.
club is also fully affiliated with the Amateur Swimming Association
Seagulls Swimming Club is a competitive swimming club, in that its
members are trained to take part in competitive events. As such,
all members are expected to take an active part in the various
competitions that are run throughout the year.
club is sponsored by the Hinton Oak Pub & Restaurant and is run by a
team of enthusiastic parents, but we are always looking for new
members to help with the many and varied tasks.
BENEFITS OF COMPETITIVE SWIMMING
Members of Seagulls Swimming
Club are taught the fundamentals of competitive
swimming including the further development & perfection of
stroke skills, as well as sportsmanship & teamwork. In
addition, swimmers get to meet & interact with others from
different schools while enjoying the health benefits of regular
Not everyone will be a superstar, but the benefits that
competition brings: self discipline; goal setting; self
motivation; honesty; self-confidence; team camaraderie;
experience of success & how to deal with defeat; academic
structure & strength; physical fitness & development, & friends,
can all be viewed as valuable life skills. Ultimately though,
competitive swimming is a fun team sport where everyone
participates & everyone wins through individual & team
We aim to give all swimmers, regardless of gender, age, ability,
disability, religion, race or social /economic background equal
They should be able to access swimming and develop at a level
which is appropriate to them.
The swimmers are given equal opportunities to make choices and
take decisions that affect their performance and behaviour.
Parents are always to be made welcome at Christchurch Seagulls
Swimming Club. They should feel that the club's staff is
approachable and accessible. Staff should always be positive,
courteous and helpful. Seagulls aims to provide all parents with
quality information about their child's progress. Also, they
should feel that the they can contribute to the life of the
swimming club. Seagulls is always trying to involve parents who
can help and is very grateful for their contribution, large or
Please remember that most of our coaches, committee members and
other helpers are volunteers, giving their time freely to help
your children and your club.
Staff at Seagulls
All coaches, officials, volunteers, and committee members are
valued and appreciated. We aim to promote a culture of
empowerment and continuous improvement in Seagulls.
We consider that all staff should have equal opportunity to take
part in, and have access to:
- Development and training
- Decision making (to help shape the club)