Preston Swimming Club was founded in 1888

The first swimming club in Preston was founded in 1888 and there are records of “the Preston Swimming Club providing an exhibition of swimming and life-saving techniques” at the opening of the open-air bath in Moor Park in 1905.

In modern times, the Club has produced a number of top class swimmers who have represented their country – Dan Sliwinski (England, 2010 Commonwealth Games), Ryan Bennett (Scotland, 2014 Commonwealth Games) and Steph Slater (Great Britain, 2016 Paralympic Games). The Club has also developed a thriving learn-to-swim program, completing the pathway from beginner to elite athlete.