Welcome to City of Cardiff Swimming Club

Croeso i’r Clwb Nofio Dinas Caerdydd

1974 ~ 2014 : City of Cardiff Swimming Club celebrating 40 years.

City of Cardiff Swimming Club is the premier swimming club in Wales. Whether you are an Olympic hopeful looking for a Swim Club to meet your needs or a Club Swimmer who wants to reach their full potential, we have a programme to enable every swimmer to reach their full potential!

The club provides its members with the opportunity to swim at all levels.

Learning to swim programmes start with The Dragons leading onto The Academy where skills are developed. The Performance & High Performance Squads can lead to the very highest levels of the sport with the Elite Swimmers coached by Dave Haller MBE.

The club was accredited with “Swim Wales Elite Performance Centre” in 2012.


ABOUT THE CLUB sets out the Club’s Constitution, Code of Conduct, Fees & Swimming Records, together with the Club’s Policies & Procedures.

You will also find details of The Committee and those who help to run the Club together with minutes from the AGM. We set out The Club’s history from the early beginnings in 1974 through to our Olympic heritage.


Our Child Welfare Officer can be contacted via email: welfare@cardiffswimming.co.uk

SwimLine ~ A British Swimming Helpline associated with the NSPCC, specifically for swimmers 0808 100 4001


Our Home Galas are listed below and together with the Away Meets can be accessed from the FIXTURES page. This page contains a list of targeted galas for each squad group.

SQUADS provides the goals/criteria/structure for each squad, coaching details and where we train. The list of Class Managers can be located here.

COACHING TEAM profiles our experienced team.

RESULTS – each gala entered by the Club is listed here.

County, Regional or National Qualifying times can be found on the MEMBERS page along with Gala & Nutrition advice & details of Cardiff Masters.

We have added the WELCOME PACK & “DID YOU KNOW HOW TO” answering those tricky questions & practicalities.


Please use the form on the Contact page if you wish to get in touch with City of Cardiff Swimming Club.

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Dave Haller MBE

After 47 years coaching, including, 10 Olympic Games as Great Britain National Coach, 12 Commonwealth Games as National Coach to England, Hong Kong and Wales and receiving an MBE for services to sport in 2008, Dave Haller MBE and Head Coach to City of Cardiff Swimming Club has announced his retirement from the sport.
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Dave Haller retirement
The swimmers, committee, officials, parents past and present wish Dave all the very best in his retirement and he will be sadly missed.


Parkwood have confirmed the International Pool will re-open on Friday 5 September. Revised training arrangements 1-6/9 are here
ccsc timetable changes

Our twitter feed has details of the Cardiff City Centre Road closures due to NATO Summit 4/5 Sept. Council LC remain open.


The revised membership Fee Structure & Direct Debit Mandate/rules have been added to the ABOUT THE CLUB page. New fees from 1 Sept 14.


Join us to celebrate 40 years of success, including putting no less than 19 swimmers, coaches and officials on Olympic Teams.

Due to the outstanding performance of our six senior swimmers this year we will also be celebrating the selection to the Welsh Commonwealth Games Team, so the 40th Anniversary Ball will provide the ideal setting to celebrate their success and that of our previous Olympians and International swimmers.

It would be great to see as many current and past members as possible at the Celebration Dinner at the Hilton Hotel on the 13th September.

We are also taking group bookings (tables seat 10) to ensure members and friends sit together, so why not get a table together from your squad!

We are busy tracking down all 19 Olympians, hoping they will be able to join the celebrations and share some of their experiences.

The evening will include:
4 course dinner, pre-dinner reception
Live band & disco.
The evening will start at 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm with carriages at 1:00am
Tickets £45.00,

Full details:CCSC Ball Announcement 290414

CCSC WalesOnline Celebrating 40


We are always pleased to invite new swimmers to join our club. Trials are held on Mondays at 18:00. Click on NEW MEMBERS How to Join Our Club for full details and how to register your place. PLEASE NOTE THE NEXT TRIALS will be held from September onwards.

Welcome to new swimmers/parents. There is plenty of information available on our website please have a browse & refer as a starting point to the WELCOME PACK on the MEMBERS page. See your squad coach for any queries, or email via your Class Manager.


Need any club kit? Lynne & Nigel run the club shop every Monday: club shop poster at CIP 18:00-20:00

latest news

Academy Review of the Year

A review from Matthew Williams, Head of Academy Firstly, just like to say a very well done on a fantastic year of swimming. Not only are our Commonwealth, British and Welsh National swimmers making names for themselves, but the Academy swimmers have gone from strength to strength. From the restructuring in September where the CCSC… Read more »