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History of the club

Since inception in 1975, Canvey Island Swimming Club (CISC) has been competing in the world of swimming and has pupils from all local areas.  Swimmers are personally trained and developed in line with Swim England Swim Plans, then fed through to the Club’s Squad Teams.  Once swimmers reach Squad level, Head Coach and Teachers work closely together with members to transform them into competitive swimmers.  We are a competitive club whilst encouraging younger swimmers to attend for the fitness and fun side of swimming in a Swim Club environment.  All swimmers are introduced into a sporting environment where fitness along with nutrition play a vital role.  CISC competes in local, regional and national swimming leagues.  We swim against other clubs in and around Essex and at County level.   All our swimmers develop confidence and courage to compete in races either as an individual or in team events.  So, come on Canvey!

From August 2011 to August 2013 – CISC temporarily moved to Runnymede whilst Waterside underwent major development work.  We had no Coach and no Squads at this point.  The Club provided Swim School and Swim Development lessons.  Late 2013 saw the return of a Coach and Squad groups slowly built.


In 2018 the full committee resigned, leaving the club in disrepair, with no Swim School Teacher and no Head Coach. Some of the parents pulled together to become the new committee, their first action was to re-employ Paul as Head Coach and Alison as Head Teacher. They revised Membership/payment/insurance costs and Teamed together to make what the club is today, a family friendly swimming club. 

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