Welcome to Linslade Crusaders Swim Club
At Linslade Crusaders, we are proud to boast an unrivalled record locally for developing swimmers from their first ventures in the water, right up to being national qualifiers and finalists. With a reputation for friendliness, our club fosters a healthy competitive spirit – combined with great team-work and more than a dash of fun.
We offer a comprehensive route for swimmers of all abilities. At Crusaders we believe that swimming opens up many opportunities for people of all ages. We teach children to swim from the age of five and continue their development up to and beyond University age. Through our renowned Learn to Swim scheme, parents can feel confident that their children have learnt a valuable life skill. The confidence of feeling safe in the water and the new skills learnt will equip children for many other aquatic sports.
Our aim is to give opportunities to those children who are keen to be part of the world of competitive swimming. Just like their international idols in the sport, swimmers can learn to train well to help them succeed in the pool. Swimmers can be confident that they are part of the best scheme in the area. Crusaders have a long tradition of outstanding competitive swimmers who compete throughout the year in many invitational galas winning more than their fair share of medals! Swimmers also compete in many Open Meets throughout the year winning many medals and gaining qualification times for major events.
Education is important to us so we can ensure our swimmers receive the highest standards of Teaching and Coaching. Our dedicated teachers and coaches are all DBS checked, are qualified to the standards required by Swim England (formerly the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA)) and work under the guidance of our dedicated head coach, Adrian Smith – holder of the UKCC Senior Coach qualification. Through a structured squad system in line with the principles of the Long-Term Athlete Development programme, swimmers will improve on all their technical skills while developing speed and endurance.