Club Championships

Please note that both Saturday Club championship events have been brought forward by an hour to 5pm warm up.

This is to accommodate the increased number of swimmers.

Club kit orders

We have organised for an embroiderer to be at Hartsdown on Thursday from 4pm through to 8.30pm

Kit orders will be ready for payment and collection. You will then be able to have clothing personalised with either “initials” or “Initial and surname or forename” at a cost of £2 per garment.

Please note that club kit can only have the above personalisation with the addition of a Dolphin (for Dolphin squad) as we would like to keep the kit to be a certain standard across all squads.


Club Kit update

The club have taken delivery of the 1st orders for club kit.

We are in the process of organising a mobile embroidery service, which if agreed, will be at the pool on Thursday to enable team wear to be personalised.

Kit will be made available based on timings of orders, however with Kent Junior League on Saturday, we will be prioritising these orders to ensure the squad have club kit to wear on poolside. Can you please ensure you bring payment for kit with you on Thursday. 

Welcome to Thanet Swim Club

Following the historic merger of the two competitive clubs in Thanet (1st September), we extend a warm welcome to all Margate swimmers joining Thanet Swim Club.

Retaining the history of Margate Swimming Club and it’s ethos, we are delighted to create the new “Dolphin Squads”.

As you can imagine with the merger, we are now one of the largest swimming clubs in Kent. Taking this into account, accommodating everyone’s requests may not be possible, however we will aim to review the pool time and attendance records over the next few weeks to allocate spaces where available.


Adam Whitehead

A fantastic time was had by all, as we received expert Breaststroke training from the ex Commonwealth and European champion, Adam Whitehead


New squad times

As from Monday the new squads times (pool and land training) will be as attached.

Squad hours

Adam Whitehead Clinic – tomorrow!

Please note the Adam Whitehead registration is 8.30am.

The itinerary for the day is as follows:-

Registration        8.30am

Introduction        8.45am

1st session           9.15am – 10.45am (group A pool, group B land)

2nd session          11.00am – 12.30pm (group B pool, group A land)

Lunch                  12.30pm – 1.30pm

Talk                      1.30pm – 2.00pm

3rd session            2.15pm – 3.30pm (group A pool, group B land)

4th session            3.30pm – 4.45pm (group B pool, group A land)

Closing talk          5.00pm – 5.30pm

Characteristics of Champions

Open Water Club Champs

Plans for the Open Water Club Champs are outlined below, detailed information provided in the attachment.

Please note that this event is NOT licenced.

Please arrive at Holborough Lake at 13:00hrs

Entrance Fee (to be paid on the day):

New swimmers £15 to cover the cost of the Nemes safety induction swim.

Nemes card holders £5 Entrance Fee.

Race Fee (to be paid on the day):

Distance Races £5 per race:

Race Options:

Open Water (OW) is about swimming a distance that will stretch our swimmers (but not exhaust them); swimmers should select ONE event from the list below, taking into account their OW experience and age recommendations:

400m (recommended 10 and under)

800m (recommended 10-12)

1600m (recommended 12+)

2000m (recommended for 13+ only)


Age is ‘Age on Day’.

Awards will be presented to the first three male and first three female swimmers in each age to complete each distance (to be presented at Presentation Night on Friday 7th November).

Distance achievement awards will be presented to all remaining swimmers completing their chosen distance.

The 1st placed male and 1st placed female overall in the 2km event will be awarded the Chloe McCardel Cup.

Other OW activities

Once the formal races are complete, we hope to have some fun time comprising sprints and relays – these will be decided upon on the day, taking into account numbers / ability / ages of swimmers in attendance.

Additional Information / Lake location, etc.

Refer to attached document.

I note that, at present, the weather report is not looking too great for Friday.  Those of you that have been to the lake will know that there is practically no shelter, and an event in the rain would not be enjoyable.  I will look at the weather report on Thursday evening and Friday morning.  If we decide to cancel I will text you directly before 09:30.


Please e-mail me your entries by 7:30pm on Wednesday 27th August.


Age on Day:

Distance Event:

Contact Mobile Number:

Preferred e-mail contact address:


If you have swimmers that want to attend but need a lift, please let me know and I will try and coordinate lifts.

Apologies that this is has been issued so late in the day.



Karen Crabtree

07789 480 994


Hartsdown car parks

Please note that on Monday 8th September, 9th & 10th the main car park and the tennis court car park will be closed for re-surfacing. They will re-open on the 11th September.

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