The Borough of Harrow Swimming Club

OUR story

have fun while achieving your goals

The BHSC is geared towards competitive swimming. The club is structured to allow our young swimmers in Learn to Swim to progress all the way through to the top end of our competitive programme.

This happens in a progressive way through each squad. Every squad has specific criteria and goals which gives a clear pathway from one squad to the next.

The wealth of experience and drive our teachers and coaches bring will help you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be. We are a competitive club, so we do believe in excellence both from our staff and swimmers.

Our philosophy is to develop extremely competent swimmers whilst bringing fitness and enjoyment into your lives. We strive to offer the best in swimming teaching, coaching and dry-land tuition we can offer.

The Club actively encourages family involvement and there are various fundraising and social activities throughout the year which are great fun and help promote a good club atmosphere. Club Championships are held for the competitive squads annually.

Whatever your own personal goals or ambitions it is our hope that, together with our expertise and your determination, we can achieve them.


Our mission

 Our aim is to promote and improve the sport of swimming by providing a structured teaching and training programme to all of our members in an enjoyable, safe, caring, positive and family environment, providing an opportunity for them to achieve their goals to maximum potential, in line with their individual aspirations

our objective

  • Is being a family friendly and competitive swimming club
  • Increase participation in competitive swimming
  • Recruit individuals who share our vision
  • Provide swimmers with the highest quality coaching
  • Create and maintain an enjoyable and productive swimming environment
  • Recognise each individual and value his or her role in the success of our club
  • Encourage positive mental attitudes and mutual respect
  • Ensure that swimmers and volunteers have a positive and enjoyable experience during their period of membership of the club
  • Teach and develop life skills through our swimming programme
  • Provide swimmers with the opportunities to grow and reach their highest possible level of achievement
  • Promote and develop the voluntary side of amateur sport
  • Advance the sport of swimming

MEET our volunteers

Borough of Harrow Swimming Club full time and part time staff and volunteers are dedicated to serving the needs of the club and would be happy to talk to you and help you in any way we can! Feel free to email the club, or you may contact a staff member directly below. The future of sports like swimming relies heavily on the skills, knowledge and commitment of its volunteers






Sanjiv Sharma


Zak Andrawos


Dominique Ford


Tasha Coupland


Lara Nyman


Kiru Somasundram


Katie Ruddell

Health & Safety

Policies & Procedures

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Click on these buttons to access important information in relation to the running of the Borough of Harrow Swimming Club:

Contact us Today and Become Part of Our Family

Executive Member, Official or volunteer

The Club is essentially funded by swimming members' monthly squad fees and Learn to swim's income, which help towards the cost of pool hire, coaching and land training. We also run highly successful open meets several times a year. But we rely very heavily on volunteers to help with the running of our Club and to raise essential funds. There are many ways to get involved from officiating to fund raising and the borough of harrow Swimming Club welcomes any help you can give, however, small ...


Swimming Galas can only operate if there are enough poolside officials, and every time The Borough of Harrow Swimming Club enters a gala it has to provide a number of Swimming Officials in order for our swimmers to be able to compete. These officials give up their time to ensure that Swim Meets are run safely and fairly for all and that the FINA rules and regulations are adhered to by all swimmers at all times, in relation to starts, strokes, turns and timing.

Please remember, if The Borough Of Harrow Swimming​ gets the reputation of not providing officials to galas, then the invitations to these galas will dry up and the kids will not be able to compete.

Why get involved and volunteer as a Swimming Official?

Get an insight into how a swim meet runs and learn new skills

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It gives you something to do whilst your child is not swimming and helps avoid paying the spectator entry fees

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Complimentary refreshments and sometimes even a free lunch!

If this sounds like it might be for you, then please do let one of the Committee know or contact our Volunteers Co-ordinator Kiru Somasundram on volunteers@harrowswim.club. There is no commitment other than making yourself known and letting us know if you are available when called upon.


When you become a Swimming Volunteer you will make a crucial difference to both the Swimming Club and the Community. It really is very rewarding to give up your time for the benefit of the children, club and sport and will leaving you feeling great. So what are you waiting for?

make the impossible possible.

For more info, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Kiru Somasundram on volunteers@harrowswim.club


SwimMark is the Swim England’s Club Development model – a planning tool, based on the principles of Long Term Athlete Development, enabling clubs to help athletes, teachers, coaches and administrators to achieve their full potential. It focuses particularly on the needs of athletes -striving to provide them with the best possible support and environment.

In May 2011, The Borough of Harrow Swimming Club was awarded the Teaching accreditation for their Learn-to-Swim programme. The club now holds accreditation in Teaching, Skills Development for their Learn-to-Swim and Competitive sections, including Masters. The next steps will be to move towards Competitive Development accreditation.

The Borough of Harrow Swimming Club strive to get all athletes following LTAD and fulfilling their potential at the right time

SwimMark accreditation is a “Quality Mark”. It recognises nationally and regionally the clubs that are committed to providing safe, effective and quality services to the benefit of their members.

SwimMark accreditation is available to Swim England clubs of all aquatic disciplines that are positioned at one or more of the following four levels of:

SwimMark Essential Club

SwimMark Network

SwimMark Performance

Swim England has a commitment to achieving its quality targets throughout the sport, SwimMark is no different and the Association is keen to support clubs in the sharing objective of widening the participation base and hence the performance of the sport as a whole.


The Borough of Harrow Swimming Club offers the opportunity for anyone aged four to seventy to achieve their potential in swimming whether at Club, County, District or National level.

The Club strives to provide the best possible opportunities for swimming of all abilities and social backgrounds.  To achieve this whilst maintaining affordable training fees, outside funding is required for additional coaching, increased pool time, repairs and replacement of equipment, competition software, transportation to galas, promotional material and training camps.

There are several ways in which we are seeking help as follows:

1. By donating a sum of money to the Club.

If you are able to make a donation, the Club will advertise your company’s name on our website and provide a hyperlink to yours.  It is possible your company logo could also be added to our kit.

2. By sponsoring a gala, Club Championship event or open meeting.

On a number of occasions throughout the year we run competitive galas and Club Championship events.  We are looking for main sponsors for each gala and also seeking advertising in the event programme, sponsorship of races or raffle prizes.

We usually have more than 200 spectators plus swimmers at galas.

Details are:-

3. Programme advertising

Quarter page (A4) – £50
Half page – £75
Full page – £100

4. Sponsorship

Race sponsorship – £25 per race

Gala main sponsor – £500

 5. Raffle

Donations of gifts or vouchers for raffle/tombola prizes will also be most welcome.

For further information about sponsorship or to discuss any proposition in the first instance, please contact bhsc@harrowswim.com

Anyone able to advertise or sponsor, please e-mail the club with your contact details.

If you require any further information or advice, please let me know.Fundraising


The Borough of Harrow Swimming Club adheres to Swim England Wavepower 2020-2023
Child Safeguarding Regulations.
To read further detail, please click on the wavepower image on the right.

The Borough of Harrow Swimming Club Welfare Officer is Katie Ruddell
She can be contacted via email: welfare@harrowswim.com

If you have a concern about the welfare of any child or the behaviour of an adult towards any child you should, without delay, contact:

Borough of Harrow Swimming Club welfare officer
Katie Ruddell
Email: welfare@harrowswim.com

Middlesex County welfare officer
Maria Abram
Email: welfare@middlesexswimming.com

Swim England National Child Safeguarding Team:
Joanne Garey, National Safeguarding Officer Email: joanne.garey@swimming.org; or Tel: 01509 640270
Jenni Dearman, National Child Safeguarding Manager.     Tel: 01509 640270
Keith Oddy, Independent Child Protection Officer.     Tel: 01509 640270

Swim England/NSPCC Child Protection Helpline on 0808 100 4001  

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