Welcome to City of Cardiff Swimming Club

Croeso i’r Clwb Nofio Dinas Caerdydd

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 from Learning to Swim programmes in the The Dragons Squad 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 the Head Coach, Graham Wardell.

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 across the season.

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

COACHING TEAM profiles our experienced team.

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

Regional/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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NO TRAINING 29/30 May due to CIOM15 and good luck to all our swimmers competing in the last weekend before the Summer QT window closes.
Full details on “Upcoming Events” page.

Mermaid Quay have offers to those wearing Weekend or Day Pass wristbands. Details can be found here: GALA OFFERS at MERMAID QUAY

City of Cardiff Swimming Club and have applied for a community fund from Aviva. Details here City of Cardiff Swimming Club – Aviva
The top 200 projects with the most votes will receive up to £1,000 and with over 3,000 projects submitted we really need your support.

PLEASE VOTE via the project link below, register on the Aviva website and cast up to 10 votes. It simply takes 2 minutes and is so quick and easy.


Thanks to those who have voted (1,940 as of 26/5) Please show your support for the club and vote now – friends, family and colleagues also welcome to help. VOTING CLOSES 30 05 15

Stuttgart fundraising #stuttgartfundraiser
The CCSC knitter group are knitting a supporter’s scarf in club colours.
How can you to support the fundraising; either by offering to knit a section – £1/ ball of wool or (Dads’ option) donate £1 to “the Wool bank”
The knitting will commence on 13th April until 5th June. The scarf will then be sewn together & measured on 15th June according to the Scarf knitathon rule book. The results will be announced thereafter.
Please see Knitting Tsars Nerys or Keri.

We are always pleased to invite new swimmers to join our club. Next Trials will be Monday 18 May at 18:00. Click on NEW MEMBERS How to Join Our Club for full details and how to register your place.

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.


We have fundraising group set up to organise ways to support our club to enhance our swimmers development & subsidise swim camps. They can be contacted via your Class Manager if you have any suggestions.

We are registered with EasyFundraising – click here to access our page
CCSC EasyFundraising
Full details are on the MEMBERS page.

Another good way of fundraising is by supporting the CLUB SHOP, which is run by Nigel & Lynne. Open every Monday at CIP from 18:00/19:30: club shop poster
Full kit info and order forms are available via the Club Shop page.

latest news

City of Cardiff Top Welsh Swimming Club in Arena League Finals

Head Coach Graham Wardell reflects on a busy April of competitions which saw our swimmers compete in the British Swimming Championships, Swim Wales Easter Meet and The Arena Swimming League Finals. The British Swimming Championships were held at the Aquatic Centre in London in mid April and a return to the Pool which hosted the… Read more »