About Marlins

We are a very open club with about 140 swimming members aged from 7 to 18.

Juniors sessions typically have one teacher for every 5 children and focus on stroke development. The senior sessions tend to have one teacher for every 15 children and focus on developing technique and stamina.

The children take part in events such as Swim England distance awards from one length to 3 miles and these are awarded annually, as well as learning about water safety and timed events for certificates (although these are not compulsory).

The club does run other fun events such as relays, either internally or with other clubs, and are willing to look at anything if there is enough support. In 2014, 20 members swam in the Sainsbury Swimathon raising over £2,000 for charity - a great achievement.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Marlins Swimming Club seeks to promote swimming amongst young adults in Redhill and Reigate and the surrounding area, by offering the best possible coaching in a friendly, enjoyable, affordable and high-achieving environment.

We aim to develop mutual understanding amongst parents, coaches and swimmers on the need for co-operation, self-motivation, respect and team spirit in the pursuit of excellence.



  • To offer opportunities for all members to develop their skills and abilities
  • To provide a pleasurable and successful learning environment which promotes the development of each swimmer to his/her own desired potential
  • To promote swimming as opportunities for group participation and friendship
  • To promote competitive swimming as 'sports for all' with no restrictions as to gender, ability or race for participation.
  • To promote the enjoyment of swimming as a healthy sport and as a 'skill for life'
  • To provide opportunities to take part in competitions should they wish to.
  • To promote an atmosphere of responsibility and team commitment in which club members have a healthy respect for themselves, their fellow members, coaches and the club as a whole.


  • To develop a strong sense of sportsmanship which deals equally with success and disappointment
  • To develop a positive attitude and a strong work ethic which emphasises the values of determination, discipline, hard work and perseverance in achieving success.
  • To provide leadership and positive role models to younger swimmers.
  • To provide a professional quality coaching programme for all ages and abilities.
  • To develop a base for conditioning and competence in all strokes
  • To review and improve the program every year


Redhill and Reigate Marlins Swimming Club was established in 1920 as a Ladies only club, which met twice a week at the old Reigate Baths on Castlefield Road, which was located near where the Wills Towers Watson building currently stands.

In 1984 Donyngs Leisure Centre was built in Redhill and the club moved there and changed to swimming once a week on a Monday and the meeting was split into two sessions as we do now.

The club then started to accept boys from the age of 7. The club began to swim competitive Galas but due to lack of interest from the members this was phased out in 2011.

Marlins has a had a rich history of successes due in no small part to the volunteers it has had throughout its history.

Where and When?

Royal Alexandra and Albert

Tuesday evening

First Session - 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Second Session - 8:15pm to 9:00pm

Hawthorns School

Wednesday evening

First Session - 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Second Session - 8:15pm to 9:00pm

The Hawthorns sessions are open to anyone who applies (subject to the waiting list)


Thursday evening

First Session - 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Second Session - 8:15pm to 9:00pm

Which session you are in depends on your ability assessed by the coaches (subject to the waiting list)


There is a one off New Membership Fee of £25.00.
This fee covers administration costs and the purchase of a swimming hat.

Each membership is £25 a month to be paid by Standing Order.

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