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Our Story

Dive into history with Cheltenham Amateur Swimming Club! Founded in 1964, our club holds the distinction of being one of the oldest active swimming clubs in the picturesque state of Victoria.

Picture this, in the early days of our club, we made a big splash at the Turner Road Pool, a 50m outdoor pool located in Highett. But as the years passed, and our club continued to make waves, we outgrew our original home. And so, in came the Waves Leisure Centre - the brand new facility that would soon become our new home, and remains our base to this day.

Come be a part of our rich history, and make a splash with us!

Cheltenham has a proud history of developing great swimming careers; past members include Australian and Olympic swimmers Nicole Stevenson, David Wilson, Toby Haenan, Jeff and Karen van de Graaf, and Debbie Cain, as well as champion open-water swimmers John and Tammy van Wisse.

Cheltenham Amateur Swimming Club provides a range of swimming options to suit all ages, and caters for beginners through to competitive swimmers.

Cheltenham offers swim coaching and training based on modern sustainable principles, focusing on the long-term development and growth of each swimmer whatever their level, and allows specific classes for fitness and development as well as competition-based swimming squads.

Cheltenham promotes fun, fitness, and 'quality over quantity', and is mindful to the needs of developing children and families.

Cheltenham aims to maintain motivation and enthusiasm, and recognizes that we must provide flexibility and choice and allow our members to achieve a balance between swimming and other activities.

Cheltenham will continue to search for ways to improve in coaching, training and performance, with the specific needs and personal goals of our members always in sight, and with an emphasis on developing a lifelong health through swimming.

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