2nd Sputnik Gala Entry forms


The second Sputnik Gala at Macclesfield leisure centre is on Saturday 8th April @ 1615.

The gala is up to 12 years of age, so let have another great turn out, and team performance in this gala series.

Here are the entry forms, so if you wish to enter.

Sputnik-Programme-EntryForm Round 2 – 060317 (FINAL)



National Para-Swimming Championships

We’re very proud to report that on Saturday 10th December 2016 four of our young poolside helpers (Amelia, Holly, Reece and Alex) volunteered at the National Para-Swimming Championships.

This annual prestigious event took place at the Manchester Aquatics Centre on 10-11th December 2016. The event was delivered in 4 sessions over 2 days in partnership with the ASA & British Para-Swimming.

The event hosted a mixture of celebrated Paralympians old and new, alongside the next generation of rising stars. ASA celebrated the success of the GB Swimming team with a victory parade to open the championships.


Christmas Break 2016

The club will be taking it’s usual break for the Christmas holidays as shown below;
  • Last Saturday Session will be 17th December 2016, with a restart in the new year on 7th January 2017.
  • Last Tuesday Session will be 20th December 2016, with a restart in the new year on 10th January 2017.
  • Last Thursday Session will be 15th December 2016, with a restart in the new year on 12th January 2017.
Seasons greetings to all dippers and their families.

Christmas is coming…

Hi Everyone,

Christmas is coming and Andy is getting fat….but that is what comes from starting to eat mince pies in November!

Anyway a much better way of preparing for Christmas is to think about getting some Poynton Dippers merchandise!!

As well as the range of items available from the online club shop (see link below or our website) we have now added: Hats and Onsies!!

The attached photos show the two types of hat (beanie and bobble) which come in a range of colours and the onesie, all of which are branded with the Poynton Dippers logo.


Order form

To order, print off and fill in the attached order form (forms also available at the club) and hand in at any club session.

NB, Hoodies, T shirts and polo shirts can be ordered on line at the following link: http://www.onlinekit.co.uk/poynton-dippers/

Pool closed – Session off – Thursday


The Leisure centre has closed the pool due to an issue with the temperature. The swimming session tonight has been cancelled. Sorry for the late notice.


The coaches.


Sputnik Gala Form – Gala One


The first Sputnik Gala at Macclesfield leisure centre is on Saturday 17th December @ 1600.

The gala is up to 12 years of age, so let have another great turn out, and team performance in this gala series.

Here are the entry forms, so if you wish to enter.





Tadpoles 2016 Gala Results

Please find attached links to the results from this years Tadpoles gala events.  Poynton Dippers have had an excellent set of results. 

Well done to everyone who took part.  As a club we had our best result ever. We had the overall B grade winner in two age groups and also a C grade winner.  Lots of the swimmers achieved their personnel best times and we also had many new swimmers competing for the first time and gaining valuable experience.

Most importantly though everyone who represented dippers – both swimmers and team managers had a great time and really enjoyed it. We look forward to next year’s event.

2016 Annual Club Championship Entry Form

The Poynton Dippers Annual Club Championship Gala is on Saturday 8th October 2016 4:15pm meet for 4.30pm warm up and 5.00pm start. The exact finish time will be dependent on the number of entrants and therefore races.

The rules are that a swimmer may enter all events in his/her age group. The more events you enter the more you will get out of the evening, don’t limit your chances by entering only one event.

We want all members to compete.  Click this link to view a full set of rules and events available including age groups and lengths per race.

An application form has been e-mailed for your attention. There are also blank forms in the register poolside. Please return your entry to the club by Saturday 24th SeptemberClick this link to download the entry form.

Johnsons Update

We like to keep you updated with how past Poynton Dippers are getting on. The Johnsons have devoted many hours to Dippers over the years particularly to our Saturday sessions so here is a little recap on what they are doing now.

Helen has finished her degree in environmental sciences and is now doing teacher training in Poynton and Macclesfield as part of the schools trust. You will still see her from time to time lifeguarding at Poynton Leisure Centre.

Emma has also finished her degree in Spanish and business – part of which included living for a year in Spain. She is now on the Graduate management training programme with John Lewis retail group.

Alec who was for many years head coach of Dippers has taken (very) early retirement from work and is now able to focus even more on swimming competition. Already a British Masters champion we are sure that many more titles are now on the cards for him.

Well done and good luck to all our former Dippers!


Congratulations to Charlotte James

Congratulations to Charlotte James who has recently obtained the Level 1 ASA (The ASA) teaching certificate.

Charlotte works at Poynton Leisure Centre delivering swimming lessons alongside another ‘dipper’ Devon Martin further enhancing the strong links between the leisure centre and the swimming club.

Charlotte has continued the family tradition by completing the lifeguarding course this summer – her older sisters Grace and Hannah also lifeguarded at Poynton Leisure Centre – and still do occasionally though less now as they have moved to university.

Well done Charlotte!!!!