Plymouth Leander is one of Britain's leading competitive swimming clubs

Our History

Over the years, Plymouth Leander has nurtured swimmers at every level – from youngsters starting out to Olympic and World Champions. We have grown in size and reputation but strive to develop and encourage grass roots swimming as well as elite performance.

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Our Facilities

Plymouth Life Centre, Plymouth College and Plympton Pool.

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Club Records

Within these pages you can see who holds the records for each event.

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Recollections of an Olympian - Anthony 'AJ" James

He swam next to the legendary Michael Phelps in the Olympics and won medals at the Commonwealth Games – Plymouth Leander’s “AJ” remembers life growing up as part of the Blue Army!

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Retirement stories: Roberto Pavoni

All my focus at the beginning of 2016 was just to make the Olympic team. I had no real thoughts about what was coming afterwards, I was just putting everything I could into training and preparation to race well in April, make the Olympic team and then go from there.

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Plymouth College: a tradition of excellence in sports and academics

According to several leading researchers, including Dylan Minor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, the people you work with and live with have a massive impact on your own individual performance. At Plymouth College, the success of our high-performance athletes both in and outside of the classroom has the effect of inspiring all of those studying alongside them.

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