Streatham Swimming Club is an inclusive and competitive club which welcomes all young people and their families. Working with committed swimmers and their parents, we encourage every swimmer to reach their potential, whatever that may be.

Where we train

We swim at two venues: Streatham pool, London SW16 on Tuesdays and Fridays and St Joseph’s College, London SE19 on Sundays and Wednesdays.

How to join

Trials for prospective new members are taking place and those on the waiting list will be called in for a try out. Please do continue to contact the Membership Secretary for details.

See minimum requirements

Under 10 years old minimum standard:  25 metres on the front and back plus 10 metres kick on all four strokes.

10 year olds minimum standard: 10 metres of Butterfly and 25 metres of Backstroke, Breaststroke and Front crawl demonstrating good technique.

11 & 12 year olds minimum standard: 25 metres Butterfly and 50 metres of Backstroke, Breaststroke and Front crawl demonstrating good technique.

We particularly need to boost our under 10s gala team and priority will be given to these swimmers applying to join. Other minimum standards will apply to older age groups and information can be obtained from the Membership Secretary.

Latest news

Club training sessions are held at Streatham Leisure Centre on Tuesdays and Fridays and St Josephs on Wednesdays and Sundays. 

We are consolidating our return to swimming after the pandemic closures. Swimmers are improving and regularly recording personal bests at time trials, club open events and galas.

The Octopus League Galas have returned to Beckenham pool and the Pentagon League will run three galas in the autumn.

The Club successfully renewed its SwimMark accreditation in April 2022. SwimMark accreditation is Swim England’s quality standard for clubs. It recognises high standards of governance, sustainability and effectiveness.

Who we are

The club is run entirely by volunteers – including all the teachers and organisers.  Any contribution is welcome and the more volunteers we have the better. There are opportunities to train as a swimming official including gala judges and time keepers with course fees paid for by the club. Other volunteer opportunities include joining the committee, organising the annual presentation evening and registration of swimmers at training sessions. Please contact any member of the committee if you are interested.


Regular Sessions

TUESDAY Streatham


FRIDAY Streatham

SUNDAY St Josephs


The club works to the national plan for teaching swimming.
Pre-group 1 Stage 3
Group 1 Stage 4

Stages 5, 6 and 7

SENIOR and JUNIOR COMPETITIVE SQUAD Focus on Competitive Swimming
Bronze Stage 8
Silver Stage 9
Gold Stage 10
For more information about the National Plan for Swimming go to the British Swimming website.

Calendar and Events

Including holiday breaks in training sessions, club open events and time trials, galas and social events

Pools and Galas

We train at Streatham and St Josephs and compete at Streatham and Beckenham Spa in the following leagues

Pentagon – Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre 

Octopus Sprint League – Beckenham Spa


Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre

Streatham High Road Streatham, SW16 6HX
Tel 020 8677 5758

Getting there
Bus 50, 109, 118, 133, 159, 249, 250, 255, G1, P15
Train Streatham, Streatham Common
Car Parking 135 spaces available

Streatham Ice & Leisure Centre

St Joseph’s College

Beulah Hill
London, SE19 3H
Tel 020 8761 1426

Getting there
Bus 196, 249, 417, 468
Train Tulse Hill, Streatham
Car Parking  Available

St Josephs College

The Spa at Beckenham

Beckenham Road, Beckenham, BR3 4PF
Tel 020 8650 0233

Getting there
Rail Clockhouse, Beckenham Jtn
Bus  194, 227, 354, 358, N3, 54, 352
Tram Beckenham Rd
Car Parking 154 places available

The Spa