Welcome to the Colne A.S.C. website.
Colne Amateur Swimming Club since 1912, is a medium sized swimming club with approximately 200 members, having two main sessions a week for children aged five or over, and one lane for Adult swimming members, the eldest of which is 86. There are also extra training sessions available for those swimmers targetting competitive swimming.
We have a team of swimmers aged ten and over competing in the first division of the North East Lancs. Friendly League and team of nine to twelve years competing in the Micro League of the North West.
Several of our swimmers attend Age Group competitions at various locations throughout the North West. A number of our members over the age of 25 compete in the Masters Section of the sport, with several of them attending Competitions overseas.
At our own pool we hold internal galas for all ages several times a year with trophies and medals being presented. All our teachers are voluntary, and are extremely hard working and dedicated to the furtherance of swimming in our area.
The club has now achieved Swim 21 accreditation at the Silver Standard of Teaching and Skill Development. In 2010 we were also accredited Swim21 for Masters.
The Club has also been awarded the Sport England Clubmark, which signifies our commitment to being a safe, effective, child-friendly sports club.
The Club was named as runner-up in the Community Club of the Year 2005 at the 1st Annual Pendle Sports Awards.
The Club was named as the Community Club of the Year 2006 at the 2nd Annual Pendle Sports Awards. Also our coach, Andrew Croxall, was named as the Coach of the Year.
In 2007 young teacher Amanda Kelly won the Young Volunteer of the Year at the 3rd Annual Pendle Sports Awards, with the Club runner-up in the Community Club of the Year and coach Andrew Croxall the runner-up in the Coach of the Year.
In 2008 coach Andrew Croxall was named as joint winner of the Coach of the Year at the 4th Annual Pendle Sports Awards, with the Club runner-up in the Community Club of the Year and Thomas Wilson was third in the Young Volunteer of the Year.
In 2009 coach Andrew Croxall was named as runner up in the Coach of the Year at the 5th Annual Pendle Sports Awards, with the Club finishing in 3rd place in the Community Club of the Year. Also Stanley Hendley received a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his 75 years with the Club.
In 2010 coach Andrew Croxall was named in third place for Coach of the Year at the 6th Annual Pendle Sports Awards.
In 2012 the Club finished in third place in the Community Club of the Year award at the Pendle Sports Awards. Club
Coach Andrew Croxall gets a special recognition award for his dedication to coaching.
The Club wins the North East Lancs Friendly League Division Two title and then goes on to win promotion back to Division One in the Swim-Offs.
In 2013 at the 9th Annual Pendle Sports Awards, teacher Lucy Cowgill wins the Adult Volunteer of the Year award. There were third places for the Club in the Community Club of the Year, Jack Coyne in the Young Volunteer of the Year and Jacob Taylforth in the Rising Star of 2013 award.