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Gloucester City Swim School Gloucester

Groups & Classes

Gloucester City Swimming Club (GCSC) has been in existence since 1910. It is based in the city of Gloucester, with members of the Club coming from the city and the surrounding towns of North Gloucestershire.

The Club has an excellent Coaching team who have reached the peak of achievement during their own sporting careers. They have the desire and enthusiasm to get the best out of the swimmers whatever their goals may be.

The Club is focused on the development of swimmers from the age of 8 to early 20s, with a clear objective of attaining the competitive standard of an open meet through to County, Regional, National and International finals. GCSC is a competitive swimming club striving for National success, and as such performance is also acknowledged and celebrated.

We are fortunate to have the use of the Gloucester GL1 Leisure Centre as the base for all our pool training, as well as local competition. For long-course training (50-metre pool) we use the excellent Bath University pool.
We use two swimming pools at GL1 – Barton Pool and Twyver Pool. Both pools are adjoined by dedicated changing and showering facilities. Barton Pool is located alongside the main swimming pool changing village.

Barton Pool - Barton Pool is an 8-lane, 25-metre competition pool with a stadium seating area as well as a raised spectator viewing gallery above the starting end. The pool features a purpose-built competition cubicle and announcer stand.

Twyver Pool - Twyver Pool is a 4-lane, 25-metre training pool that provides an enclosed and cosy training venue. There is very limited spectator viewing space.

Training sessions: 

Squads: Swim Skills (1-4) - Progression in training from 3 swim sessions through to 5 swim and 2 land training sessions per week. For 8-12yrs. Click here to find out more about the squads and timetables

Para Swimming - This squad is for swimmers with physical or intellectual impairments who can gain British Para-Swimming classification. All places in this squad are subject to coach’s discretion. - Click here to find out more 

Open Water Swimming - Open water sessions are run once a month at Croft Farm in Tewkesbury 5.30-6.30pm between April and July (dates will vary, please check the monthly training schedule and session changes).
Any swimmers from SSK4 and above as well as Para swimmers are welcome to attend, subject to coach’s discretion. - Click here to find out more

Our primary objective is to create a fun, positive and happy environment for children and young adults to learn and enjoy competitive swimming. The Club’s secondary objective is to provide swimmers with the right opportunities throughout their development to achieve success and fulfil their true potential in competitive swimming.

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