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High Wycombe District Swimming Club was formed originally in the 1930's, and used to swim in the old Rye outdoor pool, which was unheated. At this great Lido pool, the level of the water was maintained by a stream, which ran in one end and out the other. These spartan facilities however did not deter members, and competitions between other local clubs frequently took place.

With the advent of the war, the Club ceased to function, but was re-formed in 1957 when the outdoor pool at Rye opened. Swimming training was restricted to the summer months and one hour per week at the Slough Community Pool. Because of these limited training facilities the club was fairly recreational in its activities, although friendly inter-club matches were arranged whenever possible.

In 1974 the name of the Club was changed to Wycombe District Swimming Club, and in the summer of 1975 the move was made to the new 50 metre indoor pool at the Wycombe Sports centre. From that time the club's aim has been to cater for all levels of swimming from junior to master, recreational swimming to county, district and national competitive swimming.

To further this intention, the club appointed its first professional coach on a part time basis in 1979. In January 1986 it appointed its first full time professional coach and has continued to appoint professional coaches to further the aims of the Club.

As the Club expanded the decision was taken to employ an Assistant Head Coach to work alongside the Head Coach to further the success of the club. Additionally in subsequent years, additional coaches have been employed to lead out junior part of the club. Today the club employs three coaches, who are assisted by a large number of dedicated volunteer coaches, many of them parents, with children in the club.

In 2010 the club re-introduced a Stroke Improvers section of the club, which now feeds new members into our Transition squads.

The majority of the today's coaches, teachers and helpers are unpaid volunteers, many of whom put in enormous amounts of time and effort to further the interests of the club and the 250 or so active young swimmers based at the Wycombe Sports Centre and Princess Risborough Springs Swim and Fitness Centre.


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Contact Details
WDSC c/o: Wycombe Sports Centre
Street/Road: Marlow Hill
Town: High Wycombe
County: Buckinghamshire
Postcode: HP11 1SX
Email: WDSC Committee
Club Line: 01494 410 075