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Exeter City Swimming Club was established in 1895 and has remained as the city's only club dedicated to competitive swimming.

In the period since its founding, the club has helped 1000's of swimmers reach County, Regional and National championships. 


Perhaps Exeter's biggest success story, is that of "local lad done good", Liam Tancock, who learned to swim with the club, flourished through our competitive squads, before making it in the big time. Liam qualified for numerous European, World and Olympic Championships, breaking the World Record on no less than 3 occasions (once in 2008 and twice in 2009) in his specialist event of the 50m Backstroke. He competed at both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics.

The club is run by a great team of volunteers in the committee and coaching staff, headed up by Head Coach Jo John. Jo, who is local to Devon and had a lot of success herself as a swimmer before moving into a coaching career coached at numerous clubs over the years, before working with Swim England and British Swimming, returning to Devon to become our Head Coach in 2014.

ECSC provides a pathway to Olympic and Commonwealth competion, through it's system of squad structures - designed to provide swimmers from an early age the tools, info and experience they need to maximise their potential, all whilst training in an enjoyable environment.


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