Harrogate District Swimming Club (HDSC) is a voluntary association which exists to promote the enjoyment of competitive swimming. HDSC was the first Club in Yorkshire to achieve nationally recognised accreditation under the ASA Swim 21 scheme.
HDSC is run by a Committee under the Laws of Swim England to which it is affiliated through the Yorkshire SA, and Swim England North Eastern Region. HDSC also affiliates to the White Rose Junior Swim League, and the National Junior Swim League. Members have the opportunity to swim for individual honours through the Club, County and Regional Championships run by the above bodies. HDSC enters Teams in the White Rose League and other Championships.
Membership is open to all members of the Harrogate Department of Leisure Services Swimming Development Scheme (SDS) and membership of HDSC is a requirement for competing members of SDS Squads. HDSC has a reputation for running Swim meets at the Hydro which are to a very high standard, please see the Meets section of the web site for details. The Club is run by a committee. The Committee needs the assistance of parents to help to fulfil the activities of the Club. The Committee is elected each year at the AGM in January.
The Club began in 1896 as the Harrogate Men's Swimming Forum, at the old Dragon Road baths (now demolished). In 1924 it amalgamated with the Harrogate Ladies Swimming Club, to become the Harrogate Swimming Club. In 1972 it became the Harrogate District Swimming Club, when the Local Authority also became Harrogate District, being re-organised to include Ripon and Knaresborough.
HDSC provided much of the swimming tuition in Harrogate until 1992 when the Harrogate Swimming Development Scheme came into existence, and we are now proud to be in partnership with Harrogate’s Department of Leisure & Amenity Services in supporting the Swimming Development Scheme, the design of which we were pleased to advise upon.
- Yorkshire Swimming Association http://www.yorkshireswimming.org/
- Swim England North East http://asaner.org.uk/
- British Swimming https://www.britishswimming.org/
- Swim England Swim Parents Advice https://www.swimming.org/sport/swim-parents-advice/
- Swim England Good Club Guides https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/good-club-guides/
- Wavepower https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/wavepower-child-safeguarding-for-clubs/#
- SwimMark https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/swimmark-accreditation-for-clubs/
- 2019 Summer Meets Interim Rankings https://www.britishswimming.org/members-resources/2019-summer-meets-interim-rankings/
Individual Rankings https://www.swimmingresults.org/individualrankings/
12 month Event Rankings https://www.swimmingresults.org/12months/
- HDSC constitution media/documents/HDSC Constitution Jan 2019.docx
- HDSC parent code of conduct media/documents/Parents code of conduct.docx
- HDSC swimmer code of conduct media/documents/Swimmer code of conduct.docx
- HDSC coach code of conduct media/documents/Coaches code of conduct.docx
- HDSC volunteer code of conduct media/documents/Volunteer Code of Conduct.docx
- HDSC behaviour promise SS14 media/documents/Behaviour Promise for S14 swimmers.docx
- Swim Manager https://hdsc.swimmanager.co.uk
- Parents Guide to Swim Manager media/documents/Parents Guide To Swim Manager.pdf
Elite Swimming Profiles
- British Elite Swimmers https://www.britishswimming.org/athlete-swimming-profiles/british-swimming-profiles/
- British Elite Para-Swimmers https://www.britishswimming.org/athlete-swimming-profiles/para-swimming-profiles/