It all started back in 1976, after representative groups supporting various youth services from across the district identified a need for a swimming club. A steering committee was formed with Mrs Judith Mitchell as Chairperson, and Committee Members including Roy Mitchell, Pat Love, Bob Emmerson, Geoff Wagstaff, Neil Robinson and Jane Kilner. We owe a debt of thanks to this group for laying the foundation of our brilliant club.
The Club was originally called the “Dales Swimming Club”, the name being chosen by Mr Barrington Wells, the first Pool Manager. Club members could participate in any of the many disciplines offered, from learning to swim and stroke improvement through to Life-Saving Society Awards, ASA Personal Survival Awards, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming. There was also the beginning of a burgeoning competitive swimming section.