Who We Are

Who We Are

Background on the Club

Armthorpe SC is a Swim21 Skill Development accredited coaching club in Doncaster. We provide a friendly, positive and encouraging environment for its members to achieve their goals.

TThe club has two branches:

Once swimmers have achieved Stage 7 of the NPTS which must now be achieved through the DCLT (Leisure Centre teaching lessons) they have the option to progress to our 'Rookie Lifeguard/Survive & Save' or 'Speed' sections.

For Rookies and Survive & Save , we follow the programmes developed by the Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS) UK who are the leading provider for Water Safety education, rescue techniques and resuscitation. Rookie has been developed in conjunction with the Amateur Swimming Association to compliment the National Plan for Teaching Swimming.

The ‘Speed’ section has always been one of the most competitive in the area, challenging for top spot in several leagues and championships each year. We encourage swimmers with the desire and ability to progress through to the town’s elite training scheme , DARTES, where over the years swimmers affiliated with Armthorpe have had great success at regional and national level.

For the official

'Rules of Armthorpe ASC'

please click here

The People Behind the Scenes

Click here for pictures and a bigger list of volunteers


Pete Hardy returned as Chairman in April 2010 after a "rest" of 5 years following 13 years as Chairman (he probably needed the break!!). Pete has been involved with swimming for 30 years and during that period has been a teacher, coach, gala official and administrator so knows his way around club swimming quite well.

Assistant Coaches and Support Staff

The club would simply not exist with all the volunteers who give up there time every week. As with all small swimming clubs, no one gets paid but every member of the poolside team either has or is working towards ASA qualifications in teaching or coaching swimming.

The support staff list could go on forever, but to give you an idea of what goes on behind the scenes here are a few of the thankless jobs that are carried out - the Chairman, Secretary, Team Managers, Lifeguards, Treasurer, Events Secretary, Child Protection Officer, Swim21 Officer, Membership secretary and of course the parents who help out. Everyone who gives up their time is an integral part of the club and we are thoroughly grateful for the help!


Where We Practice

The team is based at Armthorpe Sports Centre on Mere Lane. If you are wanting to come down to the club to get a taster for what we are about then please feel free to contact Maureen Hardy Secretary on 01427 752470 for further information or fill in the form here.

Our main pool is 4 lane 25m with starting blocks at the deep end and a spectator gallery upstairs. When the club host galas the competition pool becomes a very exciting and loud place to be, which is great for producing some excited children and fast swimming!

The club has several training sessions per week, please see the calendar for days and times.