Chester Terrapins Swimming Club

Goings-on, galas and parties

For information about upcoming events, please see the newsletter.


NASCH swimming galas are held regionally and nationally. Sometimes we go to Blackpool (in July), and to Warrington in September. The NASCH national event in Leamington Spa occurs in November.

We also have a special gala of our own, held in November, and in memory of Tony Howley, former chairman of the club and senior swimming coach, who passed away in 2008. The 'Tony Howley Cup' is awarded to the person who has attended regularly and who has made good progress with their swimming throughout the year.

Woodlarks Camp

In late spring some swimmers and helpers go for a week's stay at the Woodlarks camp in Surrey. Although not related to Chester Terrapins, many of our members go as well as those from other swimming clubs like ours, and the camp has been specially adapted for people with disabilities.

Theatr Clwyd

We go to the pantomime at Theatr Clwyd in Mold, usually in January.

Christmas Party

Each year, without fail, we all have a fantastic time at the Christmas party. The night consists of a disco, a raffle, a buffet and each person receives a present from Santa.