Where we train
Our club history
Barry Churchill, our former chairman ran the club until 1999, when Helen Brown - who had been with the club since 1988 - took over. Along with Karen Catchpole (one of our former coaches) they appointed Lee Stanbury as head coach and during the 6 years the club was under his guidance, Brockworth made many advances:
Within 2 years of Lee joining, we were entering the County Championships ourselves with many swimmers gaining medals.
Within the third year swimmers were qualifying for the South-West Regional Championships.
Within the fourth year (2003) we had national standard swimmers and made the A final of the Cotswold League.
In the 2003/2004 season we were runners up in the Cotswold League and made the A final of the Speedo League.
In his sixth year, 2004/2005, Brockworth SC became champions of Speedo League Division Three, and were promoted to Division Two. We also came first again in the Cotswold League and had more swimmers than ever before entering the South-West Regional Championships.
Sadly though in 2005 Lee left the club after 6 years of success.
In May 2005 Nigel Garraway was announced as head coach, with Brockworth Sports Centre being closed 2 months later. Sessions were based all over Cheltenham & Gloucester - including at St. Edward's School, Ribston Hall School & Beaufort School. Brockworth was eventually closed for a lot longer than originally planned, and opened again in February 2007. This was a tough time for the club however thanks to everyone we pulled through it and kept the club running.
In Nigel's first year as coach, pool time increased to 12 hours a week and we won twice as many medals from the 2006 county championships compared to 2005 and had better overall performances including at the South-West Championships.
In 2007 Richard Tuck took over as being the Head Coach for the club having been a more than capable assistant to all the previous coachers. An added bonus being his daughter, Carla, who was a county squad level swimmer. This experience put the club in good stead.
2007 was a good year for the club, with medal numbers, personal best swims, general performances including the Speedo League and new age group best times exceeding the previous year's.
2008 was another great year. Brockworth's highest ever medal count at the County Championships - including 12 gold medal finishes - where we went on to finish in the top half of the county medal table. The 2008 National Swimming League performance this year has been excellent, along with help from Dursley Dolphins swimmers (thank you very much!!) - better than that of the last two years - finishing this year with a brilliant B Final Victory to place 9th in Division Three.
Under Richard's leadership with Stephen Bramwell as Club Chairman the club continued to go from strength to strength.
Following COVID in 2021, Carla Tuck (Richard's daughter), Rob Wood and Howard Green took over as coaches alongside Phillip Lane as Chairman.