Ilkley Swimming Club is a friendly Club which offers swim coaching for juniors and adults and water polo coaching for juniors.
We aim to improve and progress our members swimming and water polo for both fitness and competition. The club is run by a volunteer committee on a non-profit basis. Our sessions are run at Ilkley Pool by Swim England qualified and experienced coaches.
Our juniors compete in local galas and open meets throughout the year. We encourage all junior members to compete but recognise that some swim for conditioning for other sports such as water polo and triathlon. We are a feeder club for the City of Bradford Development Scheme. This scheme is for junior swimmers who want to swim competitively at county/regional level and above. A number of our junior swimmers compete in the Yorkshire junior triathlon series and are members of the Yorkshire Triathlon Academy, Talent and Development squads.
Our water polo squad trains at Ilkley but competes in the Wakefield League with the U14 and U16 teams from Leeds Sharks under the team name Leeds Olicana. When a player is 17 they are invited to attend training sessions with the U18 Leeds Sharks teams.
Our masters swimmers include competitive swimmers, both indoor and outdoor who compete in regional and national Championships. We also have sessions for triathletes competing at all levels and swimmers who want an endurance swimming session as part of their fitness regime.