About The club

THERE aren’t many sports that can claim the advantages of swimming. It ticks all the boxes!

Swimming suits all ages. It is a great form of all-round exercise. There is no retiring at the end of the season. You can do it when you want. You can go at your own pace, or you can race, compete and be part of a team which is just what it’s like when you are part of Penrith Swimming Club.

The club was founded in 1881 and was then based at Frenchfield in the River Eamont. Training sessions originally involved great variations of conditions that challenged the skills of any swimmer. Icy water, strong currents and obstacles like weed and the odd eel or two provided the ultimate test of stamina.It was all a far cry from conditions for today’s training sessions, held four nights a week at Penrith Leisure Centre.

Swimming, Penrith