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Competitive Swimming Club in Oxford

We have a team of experienced coaches who will help your child improve their swimming and achieve their best.
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Providing training and competition for children of all ages.

The COSC squad structure offers 3 tiers of swimming for all age groups:

PERFORMANCE for swimmers at a youth level aiming to compete at national level and above. This will require a high level of commitment.

COMPETITIVE for swimmers who are looking to develop their competitive swimming and aim to compete at national, regional and county levels.

DEVELOPMENT for swimmers who have other commitments (including other sports and hobbies) or want less commitment to training and competition. Swimmers will train in a structured but relaxed environment with a high standard of coaching.
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My son is thriving in his swimming lessons. The diverse sessions and elements of fun mean Sundays can’t come soon enough!
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I love the competition feel in the pool and I have an amazing squad of friends as a result of swimming with the club for 7 years.
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A great, well coached masters club with a good variety of swimming levels.
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Discover Our Competitive Swimming Pathways.

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Rising Stars Pathway

For swimmers starting their competitive swimming journey. The emphasis in these squads will be improving technique, skills and learning correct training habits in an enjoyable but structured environment. Swimmers have the opportunity to start competing at development galas and team competitions.

Age Group Pathway

For swimmers aged 10-14. Training is focused on developing technique, skills, correct training habits and progressive training sets. There are 3 squads in this pathway, each with different age, performance and training criteria. Swimmers need to attend a minimum number of sessions. Land training, gym sessions and mindset training are also part of the training routine.

Within this pathway, the Age Development Squad gives the opportunity to swimmers who want less commitment to train in a structured but relaxed environment with a high standard of coaching.

Youth Pathway

For swimmers aged 13 - 18 who are able to commit to 7+ sessions and are looking to swim at regional final, national and junior international level and regional and county level. Training is in line with LTAD and swimmers are expected to complete an individual number of sessions. Land training, gym sessions and mindset training are also part of the training routine.

Within this pathway, the Youth Development Squad gives the opportunity to swimmers who want less commitment to train in a structured but relaxed environment with a high standard of coaching. The training focus in this squad is Triathlon/Open Water, Sprint and Fitness.

Find Our Swimming Club

Our Competitive Swimming Squads meet at 2 pools in Oxford.
Leys Pool and Leisure Centre
Pegasus Road
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Oxford High School
Belbroughton Road
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Why COSC?

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Swimmers
Our swimmers enjoy attending a friendly, diverse club that is dedicated to helping them achieve their goals.
02
Coaches
COSC's expert coaches are passionate at delivering the highest standards of tuition in an inclusive environment.
03
Vision
We want every swimmer who joins COSC to reach their potential and succeed.
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Richard Beard

Our Head Coach

I am joining the City of Oxford with seven years of coaching experience, developing swimmers at all levels at Hackney Aquatics Club before spending three and a half years at Plymouth Leander as Head of Age Group.

Whilst at Plymouth Leander, I have consistently produced national and regional medallists while also assisting with the high performance and performance squads.

My interests are developing people to become the greatest version of themselves and I am excited to begin a new adventure with City of Oxford Swimming Club.

I am passionate about swimming, music, history and cycling.

Qualifications:
Senior Coach
Level 1 and 2 Swimming Coach
Level 1 and 2 Teaching Aquatics

NRASTAC Rescue
Level 2 in Understanding Autism
Youth Strength and Conditioning
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David Treadell
David Treadell

Head of Age Coach

I typically work with swimmers aged between 10 to 14 years old, who compete at local, county, regional and national competitions.

I started my coaching career with the City of Liverpool Swimming Club, where I spent 7 years. Feeling I had achieved all I could with the club it was time for me to take on a new challenge and test my skills here in Oxford!

Qualifications:
- Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach
- Swim England Swimming Coach

Further Education
- BA in Sports Development
- MSc in Sports Coaching

Additional Qualifications
- Level 2 Swimming Coach
- Level 2 Swimming Teacher
- Level 1 Triathlon Coach
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Kate Le Fèvre

Head of Rising Stars

St Athan Swimming Club was my local swim club, based on a military site in South Wales (later to merge with Cardiff). In my teens I moved to the local SLSA club and began sea swimming and competing locally and nationally. I loved the social element of the club and began teaching the youngsters and working the summers as a Surf Lifeguard.

After graduating from Art College and spending many years working and teaching in the arts I came back to the water and observational training and creative thinking have been a surprising bonus to my swimming coaching abilities!

I joined the City of Oxford swimming coaching team in 2020 and took over the running of the Rising Stars (entry level) squads, in 2021. This has a talent development focus, working on stroke efficiency with an introduction to competitive skills and their first experiences of racing.

The philosophy of Rising Stars is a nurturing and friendly environment where the swimmers work hard and see progressions every week and as a result our retention of swimmers is nearly 100%.

I am also a TriFit Coach at Nuffield, a freelance School Swimming Instructor at University Pools, and I run an open water swimming group.

Qualifications:
Swim England Level 2 Teacher
Swim England Level 2 Coach
STA Level 2 Open Water Coach
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