Jul 27

Hugh Dokter appointed as new Head Coach

Buxton Swimming Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Hugh Dokter as the new Head Coach. Hugh, from Congleton, swam from the age of 8 for home club Dane Valley. Hugh experienced all levels of competitive swimming from county through to masters. Hugh also comes with an excellent background in coaching swimming.

Hugh started off as an assistant coach for his home town club Congleton where he coached swimmers from junior through to age group. After a short spell, Hugh moved to Satellites as an assistant coach where he became head coach. Hugh was to return to Dane Valley some time later as Head Coach where he produced the clubs first national swimmer for over 10 years and was responsible for the overseen of the learn to swim programme and national swimmers. In 2007, Hugh moved to New Zealand taking over Otumoetai Swimming Club as head coach where he developed the club and made 50% of swimmers compete at the NZ Nationals. Again overlooking the learn to swim programme and produced the clubs first ever representative for New Zealand. In 2009, Hugh set up his own swimming club in New Zealand for a summer season. Whist in New Zealand, Hugh went to 1 other club. In the early years of 2011, Hugh took over the Cooks Island national team and took the to the London 2012 Olympic Games (pool only) and the Shanghai FINA World Championship (in both open water and pool). Whist been in charge of the Cooks Island, Hugh took over North Wales club Wrexham for a short spell before moving to Lincoln Vulcans overseen both competitive swimming and learn to swim programmes. In 2014 Hugh was appointed a stand in performance coach at Wolverhampton Royal School which included swimmers representing Team GB and part of the English Talent Programmes. Hugh is currently interim Head Coach at Richmond Dales where he transformed swimming squads, placed swimmers onto the English Talent Programme and podium potential para swimmers.


We would like to welcome Hugh and wish him the best here at Buxton.

Jul 27

Goodbye & Good Luck

On behave of everyone at Buxton Swimming Club, we would like to wish Abbie the very best in the future as she is now off to join Loughborough as an Elite athlete.

Good Luck Abbie

Jul 10

Abbie Wood bags 4 in Baku & ITV Sports interview

GB & Buxton swimmer Abbie Wood returned back to the UK after a successful European Games meet in Baku. Abbie return with 4 medals and a new European games record.

The first event of Abbie’s success came in the 400IM finishing the heats with a time of 4:45.61 landing her a new games record. With Abbie being the favourite going into the final, she impressed once again by breaking her Games record with a new time of 4:41.91.

The second medal Abbie won was being part of the 4×100 medley finishing in 3rd position with a time of 4:01.10. Abbie swam the fly leg of the medley.

The third medal of the meet where Abbie teamed up with the male swimmers in a 4x100m mixed medley relay. Team GB won silver in a time of 3:52.03, +2.50 seconds off with Russia who took the gold and a new Games record.

Abbie’s fourth and final medal of the Games was won in the 200IM. Abbie came 4th in the heats with a time of 2:17.28. Heading into the semi-finals Abbie stepped up her game finishing 3rd with an impressive time of 2:15.34. Abbie went on to the final and finished with a faster time of 2:14.49 and finished 3rd. 


After returning for Baku Abbie got invited to ITV where she had a interview with 2 other fellow GB swimmers from the North West area. After months of training Abbie can take a short break and get back to training ready for the Nationals.




Mar 22

Crusader League Round 2 Results!

Please find the results for the second round of the Crusader Swimming League in the Results section 2014-2015 along with current league standings!

The final round will be held on Saturday 11th April at Buxton!

Mar 10

Crusader Swimming League Team Selection – 14/03/15

The following swimmers have been selected to represent Buxton Swimming Club in the upcoming Crusader Swimming League.

Girls – Team Manager: Debbie Foster

Bobbi Lumbert; Izzi Stokes; Rhiannon Foster; Coralie Newman; Amy Evans; Ellie Vernon; Chloe Foster; Ellie Hockenhull; Bethany Hodgkinson; Eleanor Shaw; Ruth Winkless; Sophie Byrne & Verity Mycock

Boys – Team Manager: Heidi Prince

Louis Ecob; Sam Prince; Alex Dick; Alex Opelt; Jacob Lumbert; Harry Young; Sam Wilcock; Thomas Prince; Ben Prince; Patrick Cooper; Jamie Beresford-Cook; Tom Collins; Liam McWee & Kieran Townsend.

The coach will leave at 3:15pm from Buxton Pool. Could all swimmers meet inside the Pool Vending Area for 3:00pm so we can ensure all swimmers are present and leave for the coach together.

Mar 10

Satellites Open Meet

Please find attached the Macclesfield Open Meet. Deadline Sunday 15th March!

The meet is held the weekend of 18th/19th April.

Meet details found here ——-> Satellites Open Meet 2015

Feb 25

Open Meets 2015!

All new open meets can be found under by following;

  • ‘Swimmers’
  • ‘Fixture & Diary Dates 2015’

Please find all Qualifying times, programmes and entry forms to download along with deadline dates!

Feb 25

Crusader Swimming League – Round 1 Results

Buxton Swimming Club has opened up its Crusader League campaign by travelling to Wellington, Telford. For a few of our swimmers this was their first ever league gala and this also saw some swimmers return to the league. The evening started off with high momentum with Sophie Byrne coming 2nd in the IM event and Jamie Beresford-Cook coming first. As the events went by, we continued picking 1st, 2nd & 3rd places. Izzy Stokes, who attended her first away gala, finished second in her 50m breast stroke with Sam Prince finishing 3rd. The Open age group consisted of a strong team with the Female team earning 2nd in the Medley replay and 1st in the Freestyle. The Male team two 3rds.

Full results can be found here ——->  Crusader Swimming League Results Round 1


Current Standing are –

Wellington – 226

Whitchurch Wasps – 207

Telford Aqua – 203

Buxton – 201

Market Drayton – 146

Feb 05

Buxton Swimming & Fitness Centre Half Term Programme

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Please find attached the half term programme for Buxton Swimming & Fitness Centre.
This half term a new activity is coming, Aqua Scooters. These are some hand held jets that travel upto 3x as fast underwater!
Other activities include Splash Hours, Zorb*, Family Zorbs* & Kayaking*.
For all those younger children there is Animal magic where you can handle exotic and domestic animals. Also there will be an arts and crafts session.
*Please not, age of 8 years old is required and must be a confident swimmer!
Thank You
Please find the programme here ——–> February half term leaflet 2015

Feb 03

Team Selection – Crusader Swimming League 7/2/15

The following swimmers have been selected to represent Buxton Swimming Club in the upcoming Crusader Swimming League.

Girls – Team Manager: Debbie Foster


Coralie Newman; Abigail O’Wellen; Katie-May Taylor; Lily Whatley; Verity Mycock; Izzi Stokes; Lucy Wood; Amy Johnson; Bethany Hodgkinson; Eleanor Shaw; Chloe Foster; Ruth Winkless; Rhiannon Foster; Ellie Vernon & Sophie Byrne.

Boys – Team Manager: Heidi Prince

Louis Ecob; Harry Young; Alex Opelt; Daniel Allen; Kieran Townsend; Alex Dick; Liam McWee; Ben Prince; Tom Prince; Sam Prince; Sam Wilcock; Partick Cooper & Jamie Beresford Cook.

The coach will leave at 2:30pm from Buxton Pool. Could all swimmers meet inside the Pool Vending Area for 2:15pm so we can ensure all swimmers are present and leave for the coach together.

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