About Us

Chesterfield Swimming Club was established in 1983 and is now North Derbyshire’s largest competitive swimming club. Our programme offers a full range of opportunities from Learn to Swim for adults and children of all ages from toddlers upwards all the way through to National level competition for elite swimmers.

In December 2011 Chesterfield Swimming Club became the Hub club for Derbyshire’s County Performance Swim Squad Derventio eXcel, offering additional training opportunities to elite level swimmers from clubs based in the North of Derbyshire and providing a full performance pathway within the club for Chesterfield swimmers.

In December 2012 Chesterfield Swimming Club entered a partnership with Chesterfield Borough Council to provide a Learn to Swim pathway in the Chesterfield area which strives to deliver excellence across all Learn to Swim centres within the Swim Chesterfield partnership.

We operate out of Queen’s Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield but also use Ponds Forge in Sheffield, Healthy Living Centre in Staveley and Highfield Hall School, which is our Learn to Swim base.

As of October 2014 we have 460 members of which 345 are swimming members between the ages of 1 and 65. We have many other members who support the swimmers in a wide variety of ways. Some are professional teachers and coaches. Most, however, are voluntary helpers. Some form the committee who run the club, others are officials required for running swimming events, some are lifeguards, chaperones, website managers, squad reps, team managers, etc. but all of whom make the club successful and give it a great team and family based atmosphere.

A Message from Head Coach Mark Tanner

At Chesterfield Swimming Club we strive for excellence at every level of the sport. We are always looking to develop talent and produce elite level swimmers. We want every member of the club to reach and surpass their potential achieving personal goals along the way.

We have a great team of dedicated coaches, teachers and voluntary helpers which help make the club so successful and the continued improvement in results is down to the hard work and commitment of those people.

The whole team has a tremendous work ethic, we can see that every swimmer in every squad is hungry for success and this shows as we continue to grow and improve as a club, quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in Derbyshire.

We are always looking for new ways to improve and grow as a club and I strongly believe that there is still a lot to come from Chesterfield Swimming Club at all levels. There is a bright future ahead.


Mark Tanner
Head Coach - Chesterfield Swimming Club