Bircotes Swimming Club was established in June 2015 by our current Head Coach, Ericka Willis.   Ericka saw there was no local outlet for swimmers reaching the end of the learn to swim programme to progress and compete, thus the club was born.  It wasn’t long before the club went from the original 4 swimmers to the club running at full capacity.

The home of the club is at Bircotes Leisure centre, located on the border of South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire.

We are a competitive club and our mission is to provide the opportunity to    Swim – Enjoy – Achieve.

Achievements include: Swimmers qualifying to compete at County and Regional level; helping pave the way for 3 swimmers who have gone on to compete at National level; and winning our first Club Top Trophy award early 2020 competing against clubs from Doncaster and the surrounding area.  More recently 2 of our swimmers competed at the Open Water Age Group Nationals in August 2022.

As well as the aim of competing the club gives swimmers other opportunities.   These include – sponsored swims and triathlons, open water swimming, providing qualifications to become aquatic helpers, and support older swimmers to train as lifeguards and swimming teachers.

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Our Poolside Team​

  • Head Coach - Ericka Willis

  • Assistant Head Coaches - Guy Wilkinson, and Steve Watkins 

  • Teachers - Abigail Foster

  • Assistant Teachers/Coaches - Mieke Foster and Dominic Gillow

  • Lifeguards - Ericka Willis, Guy Wilkinson, Mieke Foster, Abigail Foster, Liam Willis, Seb Wilkinson and Izzy Wilkinson
  • Club Captain - Liam Willis
  • Vice Captain - Hannah Samuel
  • Junior Captain - Abigail Betts
  • Team Managers - Tracy Crowe, Monica Wilkinson and Sophie Betts
  • Aquatic Helpers - Ella Louw, Liam Willis, Seb Wilkinson, Isobelle Wilkinson, Hannah Croker, Hannah Samuel, Oliver Willis, Elin Watkins, Holly Monaghan, Archie King, Magnus Noble, Abigail Rowland, Abigail Betts, Aimee Aly-Weston, Evelyn Muldoon and Jasper Chestnutt


Our Club Committee

  • Chairman (Acting) - Mieke Foster
  • Treasurer - Monica Wilkinson
  • Secretary - Sophie Betts
  • Membership Secretary - Guy Wilkinson
  • Welfare Officer - Terri Ryan (07706 411688).  E mail
  • Events Officer - Tamsin Watkins
  • Head Coach - Ericka Willis
  • Other Committee Members Andrew Willis, Steve Watkins and Sarah Potter


Whitehouse Road, Harworth & Bircotes, DN11 8EF