History

Warminster and District Amateur Swimming Club was established on 1st November 1973 and is affiliated to both the Wiltshire County Amateur Swimming Association and the South West Region Amateur Swimming Association.

However the Club’s history goes back almost to the start of the 20th century. As a short extract taken from the early history of Wiltshire County Amateur Swimming Association (WCASA) reads:

“WCASA was formed in 1907. The first chairman was W.M. Bull of Chippenham. Other clubs represented at that first meeting were Salisbury, Marlborough and Swindon.

Westbury, Lechlade, Melksham, Devizes, Warminster, Amesbury, Calne and Bradford on Avon were other early members of the Association. Swindon and Westbury were the lucky ones having indoor facilities, the other clubs making good use of rivers and canals”.

The Club has an excellent (full to bursting) trophy cabinet. It displays our current trophies and the many certificates from the Wiltshire ASA Moonraker Leagues.

Additionally there are a few historic items that date back to 1936 and highlight the fact that Warminster had an active swimming club well before, and after the Second World War.

The present day objective of our club, as per the constitution, is to promote and encourage competitive swimming and other such disciplines as contained in the objectives of the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA).

We are a competitive swimming club and our ambition is to give each swimmer opportunities to reach their full potential.