SEDGEFIELD & DISTRICT 75
Sedgefield & District 75 Swimming Club
Sedgefield 75 Swimming Club is a club of around 50 swimmers and, as the name suggests, it was formed in 1975 to provide competitive swimming for people in the geographic area covered by the now defunct Sedgefield Borough Council. Training takes place at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre.
The club caters for swimmers of all abilities that are confident swimming in a 25m pool. The club is split into different squads, depending on ability. Club night is a Monday night, from 6pm.
The founder members, Cyril & Sylvia Harris, who both taught swimming and Cyril went on to become Chairman until 1985. Both are now Life Members of the Club.
The Chief Coach up until 1982 was Fred Hall, when John Moore, the present Chief Coach took up the post.
The club has always done well at county, regional and national competitions. Former swimmers, Angela Lambert and Samantha Purvis both swam at International Level. Recent "A Squad" member, Hannah Featherstone, represented GB in 2014, 2015, and 2016 in the Youth Olympics which were held around Europe.
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