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Northumberland & Durham Championships 2022

A magnificent performance from our club swimmers in the County Championships this year.

Although we only had a team of 13 swimmers they competed in 48 events between them, resulting in 25 Final places. Of these 13 were converted into medals with Gold medals for Lewis on 200M Backstroke & Millie S (50M Breaststroke), Silvers went to Lexi (3), Millie S & Macy (2) with Bronze medals for Lexi (2) & Lewis (3). In addition 11 new club records were set.

The gala was held over 2 weekends at the 50M Sunderland pool. In the week before the second phase of the competition there was a Chlorine leak at Loftus Leisure Centre resulting in the pool being closed for 8 days. This makes the performances of the swimmers even more remarkable when their training had been interupted but it just seemed to spur the youngsters on the achieve their goals despite the setback.

Well Done everyone concerned.


Our first Swim Camp!

A group of 17 swimmers plus parents travelled to Torremolinos in Spain  during the October half-term holiday to take part in a concentrated round of swimming and land training sessions. The half hour walk uphill to the 50M outdoor pool certainly woke both swimmers and accompanying parents in preparation for the 2 hour swim session. To start training in the dark and watch the sun rise over the surrounding countryside was an unforgettable experience.

While the swimmers enjoyed their outdoor training sessions many of their parents had their own ‘training regime’ with running sessions to keep themselves fit.

After the walk back to the hotel and a well earned breakfast the swimmers were taken through their paces by land training coach Richie,  followed by some free time (usually in the hotel pool!) before embarking on the 2nd visit up to the pool for their afternoon swim session.

Fun in the sun


About our club.

Loftus Dolphins Amateur Swimming Club was formed in 1988. The aim of the club is to ‘promote, improve & encourage competitive swimming’ We are affiliated to the ASA, Northumberland & Durham Counties Swimming Association and North Eastern Regional Swimming Association. Everyone who swims is valued as part of a team, who enjoy training, improving technique, swimming faster and competing in galas, as well as having fun with new friends.


Loftus Dolphins is a Swim England accredited SwimMark club. This accreditation is a ‘Quality mark’. It recognises nationally and regionally the clubs that are committed to providing safe, effective and quality services for the benefit of their members.

Where are we?

Loftus Dolphins Amateur Swimming Club is based at Loftus Leisure Centre on Deepdale Road, Loftus in East Cleveland. We train in a 6 lane 25 Metre pool with a learner pool alongside.

If you need to find us the Postcode is TS13 8RS We are at the top of Loftus Bank, follow signs for Leisure Centre and Mars Inn.

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We are a small club located in the north
east of England about 15 miles north of

Our aim is to promote, encourage and develop competitive swimming for children from 6 years old. We also have a thriving Masters section.

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