Thanks to all our members, volunteers and coaches for supporting us to get back in the water and training.
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Welcome to Gloucester City Swimming Club (GCSC)

Our primary objective is to create a fun, positive and happy environment for children and young adults to learn and enjoy competitive swimming. The Club’s secondary objective is to provide swimmers with the right opportunities throughout their development in order to achieve success and fulfill their true potential in competitive swimming.

Interested in Joining Us?

Visit our Team GCSC page for more information, or Contact Us to arrange a trial swim.

Swimming Squads

A competitive swimming pathway that consists of nine squads progressing from 4 hours training per week up to 18 hours.


Para Swimming

A squad that works with the individual needs and abilities of the swimmer, focusing on what they can do, not what they can’t.


Open Water Swimming

Open water sessions run during the summer months. Swimmers train to compete in regional and national events.


Top Team GCSC News

GCSC Spring Level 3 Open Meet pack available for download
Gloucester City Swimming Club would love to invite you to attend its Spring Level 3 Open Meet, to be held on 18th, 19th and...
GCSC Christmas Fun Gala
Club Captains Announced!
Good Morning everyone, We are delighted to announce our Club Captain Team for 2021-2022. There is a new structure this year....
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Annual General Meeting 27th June 2021 at 16.30
Dear GCSC members Please be advised of the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Gloucester City Swimming Club. This...

Team GCSC Coaches


James Richards is the Head Coach of Gloucester City Swimming Club and is responsible for all programmes across the Club, though his focus is on developing and supporting our Regional, National and Competition squads.



Craig Skinner is the Swim Skills Lead Coach at Gloucester City Swimming Club and is focused on developing stroke technique and racing skills for our Swim Skills squads. Craig also leads the Open Water training programme.



Lily Lowe is the Development Coach at Gloucester City Swimming Club and is focused on supporting Development and County squads through to Regional level.


Our Sponsors and Partners

Team GCSC are proud to work in partnership with local providers across Gloucestershire and beyond. We are grateful to have been awarded a Sport England return-to-play grant in 2021 to support our return to the pool, and are committed to the ethos of ‘paying-it forward’: our Club is run entirely by volunteers; our coaching team supports youth swimming across the South West region through development camps and inter-Club events; we support our local food bank at our fun galas.

We are interested in working with like-minded organisations who can support us to develop our Club. If your passion is to provide inclusive opportunities for youth development and sport in Gloucestershire, we’d love to hear from you via our Contact Us page.