Welcome to Plymouth Leander Swimming Club

We aim to help every swimmer fulfil their potential, while at the same time making friendships and enjoying experiences which help them grow not only in the pool but in school and in life!

 

ABOUT PLYMOUTH LEANDER

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

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

We are one of the top swimming clubs in the country and have an impressive track record at all levels of competition from junior meets through to the Olympics. Our dynamic, professional and dedicated team of coaches includes two Olympians. Our aim is to inspire and motivate all of our swimmers to be the very best they can be; to fulfil their potential and to follow their dreams.

 

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

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.

 

WELFARE & SAFEGAURDING

As a club, we all have an important part to play in maintaining the health, safety and well being of ourselves and our fellow members. If you have any concerns about your own swimmer/s or any swimmer within the club, please contact our Welfare Officer, Shirley Walker by emailing welfare@plymouthleander.com.

All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.

 

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Harry Stewart wins Gold at the European Championships
24th April 2024

Harry Stewart wins Gold at the European Championships

Harry Stewart (SB14) delivered 100m Breaststroke victory on the European stage at the 2024 European Championships.

Opening his account at the European Championships, Harry Stewart marked his British team debut with a strong swim in the Men’s SB14 100m Breaststroke.

Going out well to touch at the halfway mark within two tenths of the Ukrainian, Vasyl Krainyk, in the lane outside him, Stewart put on the burners in the return length to stop the clock almost a second clear of the competition to secure his gold medal.

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Plymouth Leander Adam Peaty Meet - Details coming soon
29th June 2024

Plymouth Leander Adam Peaty Meet - Details coming soon

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Reece Dunn: Paralympic swimmer 'shocked' to get MBE

Reece Dunn: Paralympic swimmer 'shocked' to get MBE

Paralympic gold medallist Reece Dunn said he was "shocked" he had been honoured with an MBE for his services to swimming.

In his Paralympic debut at Tokyo in August 2021, he became a five-time medallist after winning gold, silver and bronze medals.

He had suffered from Covid-19 twelve weeks prior to the games.

Mr Dunn, 26, joined the British Para-Swimming setup in 2019 and soon achieved four world records.

He achieved three World Para Swimming Championship titles in his debut year.

He told the BBC he was "quite shocked" when he was told he would receive an MBE.

He said: "I was quite proud obviously to end the year like I did and to start the new one with such a high accolade is pretty cool really."

Mr Dunn said his family were "quite ecstatic".

He said he was currently suffering from a shoulder injury but hoped to take part in the Commonwealth Games and World Para Swimming Championships in Madeira in 2022.

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Laura Stephens part of Gold winning Team in European Championships in Budapest

Laura Stephens part of Gold winning Team in European Championships in Budapest

Laura Stephens earns a Gold in the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay

 

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MEET OUR COACHES

Roberto Pavoni

Roberto Pavoni

Assistant Head Coach & National Squads Coach
Richard Beard

Richard Beard

Deputy Director of Swimming
Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Head of National Development

LATEST NEWS

Ben Proud, Laura Stephens and Honey Osrin named in the Team GB squad

Ben Proud, Laura Stephens and Honey Osrin named in the Team GB squad

Ben Proud is one of three Plymouth swimmers that have been named in the Team GB swimming squad at this summer’s Olympic Games in Paris.

Proud gained selection having won the 50 metre freestyle event at the recent Aquatics GB Swimming Championships and going inside the relevant event’s nomination standard, as per clause 5.1 of the selection policy.

Proud, a three-time world champion, and who has won multiple European and Commonwealth golds, has won medals in the 50m freestyle at the last three world championships. But the 29-year-old has never won an Olympic medal.

He will be joined by Plymouth Leander swimmer Honey Osrin, who won gold in the women’s 200m backstroke and bronze in the 100m event. Osrin, who swapped Cape Town for Devon aged 13 and represents Plymouth Leander Swimming Club, stormed to women’s 200m backstroke gold to earn her first senior title and book an Olympic debut.

Laura Stephens is the third qualifier after placing second in a final at the 2024 Aquatics GB Swimming Championships and going inside the relevant event’s nomination time, as per clause 5.5 of the selection policy. The former Plymouth Leander star ended a 13-year British drought when she stormed to victory in the 200m butterfly in Doha earlier this year, becoming her country’s first female individual world swimming champion since Rebecca Adlington.

Adlington famously won two golds in Beijing 16 years ago and Stephens earned the chance to follow in her glittering footsteps by finishing second in her final at the British Championships a fortnight ago. Stephens is one of ten swimmers making their debut for Team GB in a squad that includes seven Olympic champions and nine Olympic medallists, with action in the pool getting underway on July 27 in the French capital. In total, 33 athletes will compete for Team GB in the swimming event, ten for the first time at an Olympics.

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Exciting times for Plymouth Leander’s stars of the future

Exciting times for Plymouth Leander’s stars of the future

The new decade - which kicks off with an Olympic year -  has already brought plenty of opportunities for the club's top athletes with selections at international, national and regional level.

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PL stars travel to Luxembourg with Swim England squad

PL stars travel to Luxembourg with Swim England squad

PL’s highly-rated young swimmers Honey and Sophie will gain more international experience this weekend when they compete at the 2020 Luxembourg Euro Meet.

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