Northam Swimming Club was founded as the Northam Swimming and Life Saving Club in 1957, with the founding members using part of the Avon River known as the Burlong pool, upstream from the Wheat mill, to conduct swimming activities. Club members helped raise money to build the current pool we swim in today which was opened in 1958, and then built the club rooms in 1986/8 we have progressed through numerous sheds and buildings, with the origins of today’s clubhouse and sports complex dating back to the 1950’s and undergoing further renovations and additions up until the present day.
The Club’s history has been compiled from newspaper clippings and careful scrapbooked by life member, Shirley Stephen. The achievements of past and current swimmers are on display in the trophy cabinets, and pictures of past teams adorn the wall of the clubrooms. Please enquire if you are interested in learning the history of our club.
Any member of the Northam Swimming Club can be proud of the fact that they belong to one of the oldest, most esteemed country swimming clubs in the state. Our competition achievements and influence over the decades have helped make country swimming what it is today. Carrying the successes and traditions of our club into the future will depend on our ability to foster members of good character and decency, guided by the history that is so much a part of our club.
Our home is where the pool is!!!