Welcome to Henley Swimming Club

Henley Swimming Club a small but very friendly local competition club for swimmers
aged 9-19.

We have approximately 90 swimmers from Henley and the surrounding area including Reading, Caversham, Twyford and the south Oxfordshire villages.

Henley Swimming Club is over 120 years old; its swimmers originally trained and raced in the River Thames at Henley. These days we offer a warmer and totally flexible “pick and mix” approach to our swim sessions.

If you are interested in finding out more or perhaps joining us, please drop our coaches Miles and Veronica an email (found on the Contact Us page) and arrange for some free, no commitment trial sessions.

Henley Swimming Club Stingrays

HSC Stingrays offers swimming lessons from the age of 4. We cover beginners all the way through the Swim England criteria to level 9. Beginners to Improver sessions are held on saturday mornings at Queen Anne’s School in Caversham from 8.15am to 9.45am (lessons are all 30mins) and on tuesdays at Gillotts School in Henley from 6 – 7.30pm for improvers who can comfortably swim 25metres. Sessions are either 30mins or 60mins depending on the swimmer’s ability.

Our swimming teachers have over 30 years’ experience and are fully qualified. HSC Stingrays is a great way to learn to swim and offers a route into competitive swimming. For more information and lesson availability please contact Veronica Gallagher at vero.gallagher1@gmail.com.


Our ethos is to encourage children and young people at all levels of ability and achievement to enjoy and benefit from swimming.

We are happy for our members to be involved in other sports and activities as well as swimming. Our training sessions promote a healthy lifestyle in a social and fun environment, and provide physical relaxation and a welcome break from the demands of school for the older swimmers. Many also form strong long-term friendships within the club.

Some of our older swimmers get involved in coaching themselves and can also use the club to support their GCSE Physical Education course work.

All our coaches hold the Royal Life Saving Society Teacher’s Award which is renewed every two years.