About Salisbury Stingrays

About Us

Salisbury Stingrays Swimming Club is the main swimming club in South Wiltshire. Since 1889, we have been providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to achieve their goals in the sport of swimming. 

Our dedicated team of teachers and coaches offer a range of swimming pathways; from weekly swimming lessons to county, regional, and national level squads who can train for up to 20 hours a week. We also have a swimming squad for our senior 'masters'. 

Our unique swim school system not only supports children in learning the vital life skills of swimming; it offers a fun and supportive environment to train the next generation swimming teachers and develop valuable skills for employment. 

Our Water Polo squad has both Junior and Senior teams who each train once a week and play in the Dorset league. They also play various friendly matches for various age groups and compete in tournaments locally.  

Our Purpose

Salisbury Stingrays Swimming Club exists to help support people in achieving their goals in the sport of swimming and water polo.  This is achieved with the aid of high-quality coaching, teaching and support staff, working in partnership with the club officials, parents and most importantly, the swimmers.

How are we are funded and supported?

Salisbury Stingrays Swimming Club is a charitable organisation run by a committed team of trustees, volunteers and parents who dedicate their time to the smooth running of the club. We have approximately 400 members, from age 4 to 90+ years old! 

The Club is self-financing our income is generated from:

1. Swimming fees and membership subscriptions from club members 

2. The promotion of Open Meet competitions 

3. Donations and fund raising by members (past and present) and their families.

4. Local and national sponsorship schemes and grants


Salisbury Stingrays is a SwimMark accredited club. This is Swim England's quality standard for clubs. SwimMark accreditation is about creating the best possible swimming experience for all, raising the quality of aquatics provision across all areas and Sport England Clubmark recognition for great quality clubs. SwimMark helps us to achieve good governance, grow membership, develop volunteers and ensures our activity is sustainable and in line with our club objectives. It recognises our club for achieving high standards of governance, sustainability and effectiveness. More information about the accreditation can be found here: https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/swimmark-accreditation-for-clubs/

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