RETURN TO SWIMMING - Saturday Learn-to-Swim Evening Sessions

September 04, 2020

Lessons are scheduled to start in October. Please can all members of the Learn-toSwim lessons please make contact with us via the e-mail addresses below. An information sheet will then be emailed to you so that you can make an informed decision about accepting a place.


Things will not be the same as before on our return as Covid-19 guidelines and LED protocols will need to be observed and adhered to. If you can pass this information on to friends with swimmers who may not use social media, it would be appreciated. The emails will be checked daily and information sheets forwarded by return.


Please book a place as soon as possible. We have worked hard to make sure all those swimming in March 2020 can be allocated space but you MUST book a place once you have been sent details. Thank you for your patience and co-operation. Please email Barry or Julia as soon as possible. Barry Westaway email: Julia Tolman-May email:

Message Regarding Fees

March 21, 2020

Dear Swimmers,

Now the situation is a bit clearer and we know we won't be swimming for an extended period of time we would like to ask you to cancel your standing order payments to the club from April onwards. PLEASE NOTE:- you must cancel the payment with the bank yourself; because payment is by standing order and not direct debit the club aren't able to do this for you.

With most members having already paid in March we would ask, in the interest of fairness, that if you are still due to pay for March that you do so.

We are aware that members have paid full fees in March and were unable to attend all sessions. When we are able to return to swimming the first month back will be charged at half price to compensate swimmers for their missed sessions.

Hoping you all keep fit, safe, and healthy. We look forward to seeing you back down the pool as soon as it's safe to do so.

Ian, Sue, and Martin.

Treasurers and Chairman

COVID-19 UPDATE: Closed until further notice

March 19, 2020

We have made the decision to CLOSE with immediate effect for all swimming lessons/galas etc., until further notice.   


The club unfortunately cannot take any names onto the Learn To Swim section waiting list at the moment. We will keep you posted

We wish you all to remain safe and well.


April 01, 2020


                      TO BE HELD ON

           THURSDAY  2nd APRIL 2020           

                         7 P.M. START

               AT THE ESTUARY SUITE



To discuss changes to the Constitution in order to bring

into line with Swim England.

Tiverton Sparkler Gala

October 05, 2019

6 of our swimmers took part went to Tiverton on Sunday to take part in the Tiverton Sparkler Gala.  Tiverton always put on a lively and friendly gala with swimmers not only out to improve individual times, but also hoping to win a 'hot heat' a race randonly selected for the winner to land a special prize.  Just what you need to help you swim faster.

Annual Learn To Swim Gala

October 04, 2019

The Society's youngest members have also just had their big event of the year, with the Annual Learn to Swim Gala, for those that attend lessons on a Saturday evening. It was a fantastic event with races ranging from 10 metres upwards.

The majority of the youngest swimmers were participating in their first ever gala, and every swimmer taking part received a medal for their fantastic efforts. A big thank you now, to all those that helped out with the gala.

The society continues to accommodate swimmers of all ages and all abilities and if you would like further information on joining, please refer to our website

National County Team Championships 2019

October 05, 2019

David Hill our Head Coach travelled with the Devon Swim Team to Sheffield at the weekend to the National County Championships as part of the coaching team along with Glenn Currie from Exeter and Dan Brew from Plymouth.

The Devon team sucessfully won the Divison One Championshipship taking the title from Yorkshire after a three year reign.  Fantastic result after an exciting day of racing.

Exeter Sprint Meet Sunday 22nd September

September 21, 2019

It is that time of year where the Licensed Open meets come thick and fast in the racing calendar as some of the more experienced swimmers within the junior section, compete at Level 3 Open meet to gain times for County qualifying times for early next year. The annual Exeter Sprints meet was held at the Plymouth Life Centre and was made up of 50 metre races and a 100 IM event. There were a number of podium finishes and County qualifying times achieved by the Exmouth four of Joseph Bollington, Will Senjack, Lily Allen and Bethany Browning.

Will came way with 3 medals and two personal bests as well as achieving the desired County qualifying times in two events. He took first place in the 50metre fly, whilst also finishing on the podium with PB’s in both the 50m back and 50m freestyle. Lily Allen was also amongst the medals in her favoured backstroke with a first place finish, and took home bronze in both the 50m freestyle and butterfly. Joseph was the only Exmouth swimmer to pick up a medal in the breaststroke, but most impressively set a PB in the backstroke whilst gaining silver, to add to the silver from the butterfly and bronze in the IM. Completing the quartet of swimmers , Bethany had a good meet with four PB’s and silver medals from the 100IM, Freestyle and butterfly. Overall Coach David Hill, was very encouraged by the results from his swimmers and the progress that they are making.

Newton Abbot Ribbon Gala 14th September 2019

September 13, 2019

A team of our younger swimmers attended the Newton Abbot Ribbon Gala, and came away feeling mighty proud of their efforts.

With coach David Hill present at Newton abbot Leisure Centre, the five of William Favereaux, Niamh Browning, Lottie Favereaux , Dominic Melhuish and Anna Monk had a great meet with 5 Personal bests and 9 new times recorded. Swimming in her first gala, Lottie had two second places, in the 25 metre butterfly and the 25m breaststroke in addition to her 4 new times. Similar for Niamh, who set a new PB in the 100IM, as well as picking up a silver ribbon for her second place in the 25m butterfly and recording new times in both the 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke. Also recording new times was Anna in the 50m breaststroke and 50 m freestyle. In addition Anna also setting a PB in the 50m butterfly and achieved 2nd place in this event. The boys did as equally as well with William taking home 3 silver ribbons from the 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 100 IM, with the butterfly being a new PB. Dominic recorded two PB’s in the 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle, the latter of which was a massive 5 and a half seconds quicker than his previous personal best in that event.

Coach David was very pleased with the efforts, and commented on how well they had done. A massive thank you to Sarah Gillingham for team managing for the afternoon. This is a gala that the club will be looking to take more swimmers to next year, and we are grateful to Newton Abbot Swimming Club for inviting us.


September 06, 2019

The Devon County Open Water Championships saw two entrants from Exmouth Swimming & Life Saving Society, with both swimmers coming home with a medal from their respective event. With the initial August swim cancelled due to poor weather, the event was rescheduled for  7th September, and moved to Teignmouth from the original venue of Exmouth.

The conditions were perfect with the sun out and a relatively flat sea. The adults had a 3km course, whilst the Juniors raced over 1500 metres.  With 27 swimmers in total for the two events, both sets of swimmers set off at the same from a buoy just off Teignmouth Pier. There was strong competition in the Junior race with Jack Willis of Exeter the first boy home in the 1500m, whilst Felicity Lamont-Tuckett, also of Exeter was the first girl home. Lily Allen, Exmouth’s sole representative in the Junior category was competing in her first Open Water event, finished a very respectable second in a time of just over 20 minutes, to claim the silver medal.

In the men’s 3km race, Exmouth’s Mark Ashton was second home to Steve Clarke of Exeter City.  Despite low in numbers, it was great that both Exmouth swimmers achieved podium finishes. The overall team trophy was won by Exeter.

A special mention must go to ES&LSS members Alison Browning, Lisa Schunck and Ian Lang who were responsible for ensuring the event went ahead and was safely managed. No doubt after a couple of years of no Devon ASA Open Water competition, this event will grow in strength after a successful return to the Open Water calendar.

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