Brompton Swimming Club is a developmental competitive swimming club that begins at the level described in Stage 8 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme. We will only select swimmers who can successfully meet specific entry criteria.

Club ambitions are high and last year we had a record 12 swimmers who swam in the National Championships. The club regularly has medal winners at the Regional and County level.

To enter the club, a swimmer must be able to perform all four strokes, individual medley and complete timed swims of 200 metres.

Swimmers also need to demonstrate a general understanding of starts, turns and finishes for all strokes.

The club is not a learn to swim organisation, through we will take talented swimmers from 7 years of age and work with them to develop their potential.


Club trials are normally held on select Saturday afternoons, as outlined in our prospective member application form*:


*Please note there is a £10 application fee per swimmer.


Following a trial, the Head coach will advise parents by email as to an appropriate squad allocation or a suggested teaching level within the learn-to-swim service provided by Virgin Active, at our home pool of Fulham Pools.

The club supports 8 squads, with typical entry points being via the Pre-Squad or Academy.

Strictly competitive

The club competes regularly and all swimmers that are of the age of 9 years and over are expected to compete in external and internal meets at the advice and recommendation of the Head and Lead coaches. At 10 years of age and above swimmers are expected to compete to County Championships.

Head coach discretion

All decisions are made at the discretion of the Head coach. The decision is based on adequate adherence to the pre-requisites above, attitude of the swimmer displayed during the trial and vacancies available within the club at the time of the trial.