Fearlessly driven. Forever united.
Our culture, defined by our swimmers.
"A small club with a big vision. We are committed to being the BEST by providing the best coaching, opportunities and environment for ALL."
Why choose Chesterfield Swimming Club?
Chesterfield Swimming Club offers a comprehensive swimming programme no matter what your age, ability and goals. We are proud to be inclusive to everyone and of our ability to provide a 'Performance Pathway', the 'Swim Chesterfield Academy' and a 'Club Swimming' programme.
Our comprehensive Performance Pathway offers all the necessary opportunities for swimmers to reach their full potential. Our coaches are dedicated to the development of our swimmers ensuring that they are given support and guidance appropriate to the stage of their development.
We understand that every swimmer is different, on their own path to reaching their full potential. We make sure that we don't box swimmers in to set 'rules' where they must do certain things at specific ages, instead we make sure that the opportunities we give swimmers are appropriate to the stage of their development.
We value the perfromance attitude of swimmers above their natural ability and spaces in our squads are earn through hard work, commitment and professionalism (but we still have lots of fun). This ensures that the environment our swimmers are in is one that breeds success.
"I've swum at Chesterfield Swimming Club for 8 years. The club has given me so many amazing opportunities over the years and now as one of the senior swimmers I can see how important it is to so many young swimmers and how it helps them grow in to great people."
- Jack Blair
Our coaches follow a philosophy outlined by our Head Coach which is built on the premise that coaching is a fine balance between science and art.
They are dedicated to their profession, always looking to further their knowledge and experience in the pursuit of perfection so you can be sure that the programme they are delivering is of the absolute highest standard designed with one purpose in mind, making EVERY swimmer at Chesterfield Swimming Club the absolute best swimmer they can be.
Our Head Coach Mark Tanner studied Applied Sports Science at Loughborough University, which has been ranked as the number 1 university in the world for sports subjects and is home to a world class swim team and one of, if not the top swim team in the country. While there Mark swam for the team before transitioning into a coaching role where he would work with some of the worlds finest coaches and numerous Olympians.
Since starting at Chesterfield, Mark has transformed the club from a participation club to a performance club offering the leading performance pathway in North Derbyshire, with a proven track record of winning National medals every year since his arrival.
Mark has maintained close links with Loughborough University and the British Swimming National Centre based there, often visiting for CPD opportunities and sometimes taking our top swimmers with him to benefit from the outstanding environment there. He was also selected as one of few coaches on Swim England's Coach 2024 development programme, their top coach development programme geared towards creating world class coaches.