History

The Jersey Swimming Club was founded on 9 October 1865 by William Anderson after the deaths of two young boys who drowned whilst bathing at Havre des Pas. The sea was perfectly calm and less than five feet in depth but more than twenty men witnessed it without attempting a rescue. It was suggested that bathers safety was of paramount importance, and as a consequence it was proposed to form a Swimming Club. More than forty people signified their approval.

A meeting was convened at which plans were explained and it was decided to create the Jersey Swimming Club. The initial objects of the Club were to improve the safety of bathers, improvement of the bathing places near St Helier and the encouragement of the sport of swimming. They continued in these aims increasing the popularity of swimming in the Island.

Some thirty years after the establishment of the Club, Havre Des Pas bathing pool was built and was officially opened on May 22nd 1895 by his Excellency Major Gen H Hopton CB Lieut Governor of Jersey.

This photograph of (from left to right) Doris Leach, K Le Rossignol and Molly Macready all of the Jersey Swimming Club at Havre Des Pas Bathing Pool. Doris Leach was the high diving champion of England in 1931 and K Le Rossignol competed in the Olympic Games in 1928 in Amsterdam. The Jersey Swimming Club has a long tradition of members taking part in national and international competitions.

Photograph of the Christmas Day swimmers of 1928 at Havre Des Pas Bathing Pool including, from left to right, Jimmy La Poidvin and Charles Duret Aubin, later President and the Island's Attorney General and unknown.

J W Labey, Captain of the Jersey Swimming Club 1901 to 1913, posting a notice at the Havre Des Pas Bathing Pool.

If you have any historical connection to Jersey Swimming Club and especially if you have old photographs that we maybe have not seen before - please feel free to tell us your story and pass on your images so we can include them on our history page.

Contact

If you wish to be part of our amazing club please complete a JSC Membership Form together with the relevant individual application form. ie: First Splash, Learn to Swim, Dolphins, Competitive, Youth Fitness, Adults or Masters. Plus a Standing Order form. All paperwork should be brought to your first session, if this has been arranged or posted to our office address (below). 

Mrs Carole Penfold MBE

JSC President

JERSEY SWIMMING CLUB

PO Box 835

St Helier

Jersey

JE4 0UJ

Telephone: 01534 870788

email: 

admin@jersey-swimming-club.org

 

Enquiries regarding Swimming Lessons contact Tricia Barrett: development_manager@jersey-swimming-club.org

 

Enquiries regarding Dolphin, Junior & Senior Squads, Comp info & entries contact Ailie Paterson: team_manager@jersey-swimming-club.org

 

 

JSC 2019 Junior Application Form
Junior Application Form 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [150.4 KB]
JSC 2019 Senior Application Form
JSC Senior Application Form 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [152.9 KB]

To Access Results…

If you are a member of Jersey Swimming Club, you may access the results page. Please email for the password team_manager@jersey-swimming-club.org

2019 Entry Forms

Entry Forms for future events will be posted here so you can print off, complete and post in the Club Post Box at Langford.

Please take special notice of the closing date - all entries MUST be in by these dates.

Summer Splash 2019

Entry Form
5. Entry Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [239.0 KB]

Summer Graded Sprint Meet 2019

Entry Form
Ages 9-13
Entry Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [203.2 KB]

Tigers |Open Meet 2019

Entry Form
Open to swimmers age 9-13 years old, Age as at 6th July.
Competition open to JSC, TIGS, GUES and BEAS.
Entry Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [203.2 KB]
Calligo Tigers Open Meet Entry Form
Age 10 +
Open Meet 2019 Entry Form JSC.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [79.6 KB]
1 Meet Conditions Schedule October 2019[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [351.5 KB]

Barracudas Open Meet 2019

Barracudas Open Meet
Entry From
JSC Entry form 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [79.4 KB]

Sea Swims 2019

Sea Swims Application form
Swimmers must be age 12 and over and must be able to swim 800m in under 20 mins.
APPLICATION FORM 2019- ALL 3 SWIMS COMBI[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [142.4 KB]
JERSEY SWIMMING CLUB RULES 2019doc.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [70.5 KB]

Jersey |Open Water Festival 2019

Entry Form
Open Water Festival Meet Entry Form 2019[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [292.8 KB]