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
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.
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.
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
JERSEY SWIMMING CLUB
PO Box 835
Telephone: 01534 870788
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2020 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.