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Feb 6th

County Champions for 20 consecutive years!

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Guildford City Swimming Club celebrated an historic landmark Sunday 5 February 2023 by being crowned Surrey County Champions for the 20th consecutive year! For an unbelievable two straight decades the Club have successfully remained the number 1 competitive swimming club in the County. 

The final results for 2023 are: 

Guildford City  2707 
Woking  686 
Leatherhead  573 
Elmbridge Phoenix  444 
Epsom  434 
Dulwich Dolphins  339 
Sutton & Cheam  337 
Kingston Royals  282 
University of Surrey  274 
10  Haslemere  266 

Chief Coach Lee Spindlow was delighted with this year’s results, “We are extremely proud of all of our swimmers and their Coaches. The hard work throughout the year has once again paid off with these incredible results. Our Coaches continue to prove they are world class. Their athletic support and attention to detail in developing our swimmers is exceptional.  

Director of Swimming Richard Garfield continued, “Steve Wadey and I took over the running of Guildford City in May 1998. At that point we were ranked 10th in Surrey with only 160 members. Most in the sport considered our ambition to be the #1 Surrey club to be slightly deluded!  

As the Surrey County Championship results for 1998 show there was a big mountain to climb. 

Leatherhead  840 
Haslemere  278 
Kingston  243 
Leander  227 
Woking  196 
Elmbridge Phoenix  172 
Epsom  128 
Cranleigh  123 
Croydon  121 
10  Guildford City  111 

By 2004 we had settled in, risen to the top, and since then have never looked back. Twenty consecutive years! We look forward to the next twenty. This incredible run would not be possible without a major team effort. Thanks must go to all of our Coaches and teachers (present and past), administrative staff, Board of Trustees and Management Team. Truly an exceptional swimming family.”