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Breakwater swim

16th Sep 2023


City Of Plymouth Gala



Water Polo

When: Nov 2021 (to be announced)
Where: HMS Raleigh.
Start time: 1100 (tbc)



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Welcome to the City Of Plymouth A.S.A website

The City of Plymouth ASA puts on a swimming gala over several days in October at the splendid Life Centre in Plymouth.


We aim to be a friendly and professional Gala where we are delighted to give younger swimmers their first experience in a big competition pool whilst retaining that personal atmosphere.

Lord Mayors awards 2019

Winners Group

The Annual awards ceremony took place at the Lords Mayors parlour on 21 Nov 2019. Click here for more>>>

Presentation to Sally Davies

A thankyou bouguet was presented to Sally Davies who is stepping down after 15 years service to the City of Plymouth A.S.A. as past Chairman, trophy steward and press secretary.

We are delighted to have Ryan Kerswell Photography capturing all the swimmers in action during our 3 day event. Photos from the event will be available to view online from the 12th October (16th October for the relay photos) using the details below.

Password: 7gcs32vf


2019 Gala. Many thanks to the many officials who attended to help at the gala and the gala would not be able to run without their help.

Open Water Swimming

The annual breakwater race took part on 1st Sep 2019 at the Plymouth Hoe. The sun shone, everyone made it home and no jelly fish to upset the day. Steve Cottam from DRSA (centre) was the first man home in a time of 48.20 and the first lady was Caitlin O'Malley from RN/RM (2nd left) in a time of 53.11. Full results are on the Open Water page.

OW swimmers

Water Polo


The City Of Plymouth annual Water Polo competition took place on the 1St Dec at HMS Raleigh with the competing teams of RNRM, Devonport, Barstaple and Newton Abbott. Newton Abbott won the competion with Barstaple as the runners up. 3rd place DRSA, 4th Place RNRM.

Man of the match: Josh


Water Polo Winners - Newton Abbott




Presentations at the Civic Centre - Plymouth by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth - Councillor Sam Davey

29 Nov 2018

Congratulations all this years winners.

Winners 2018

Back row

Left: Diego Walker - The Leaze Shield is awarded in recognition of endeavour and excellence.

Centre: Alex Raw (Plymouth Leander) - Seniors boys and Top male swimmer


Second row from back (from left)

Rees Stewart (Caradon) - Intermediate boys

Austin Ransom (Mount Kelly) - Junior boys

Niamh Hutchinson (Plymouth Leander) - Intermediate girls

Diane Huellou (Plymouth Leander) - Youth girls and Top girl swimmer


Xander Harris (Devonport) - Disability Achievement Award


Front row (from left)

Isobel Aspen (Caradon) - Senior girls

Penagiotis Angelakis (Plymouth Leander) - Intermediate boys

Lacey Roberts (Devonport) - Junior girls

pictures of the evening are on the presentation evening page - click here



Open Water Race July 29th 2018 - results

OW 2018

1. Darren Green 46.55.86 (1st Man) - Devonport Royal

2. Marisa Shubert 47.51.02 (1st Lady) - Devonport Royal

3. Edward Gilbertson 49.04.68 (2nd Man) - Carradon

4. Elizabeth Vernon (2nd Lady) - Mount Kelly

5. Neil Brinkworth (3rd Man) - Devonport Royal

6. Pete Redbourne - RNRM

7. Anthony Antliff - Devonport Royal

Galery has been updated - click here


2017 winners

The City of Plymouth ASA Lords Mayors Awards took place on Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 4pm - Congratulations to all the winners.

Presentations by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor Wendy Foster and Paul Russell (C.O.P Chairman) - see the full gallery - click here

 Age Group Achievement Awards






Holly Tremayne (PL)


Alexander Grenardo (PL)


Shamiso Matonhodze (MK)


Arjun Shrestha (CSC)


Lily McGowan (CSC)
Sarah Teague (TSC)


Jackson Spry (CSC)


Laura Shaw PL


Joseph Brady (DRSA)

  Top Boy and Girl



Lily McGowan (CSC)
Sarah Teague (TSC)

Jackson Spry (CSC)


Leaze sheild awarded to Esther Rookes (Tavistosk)


Plymouth Open Water race - 9th Sep 2017

The brave ones

1. Robert Yardley - Dinnaton Swimming Club - 45.12.95
2. Marisa Schubert - Devonport Royal Swimming Association - 48.06.83
3. Elizabeth Vernon - Mount Kelly Swimming Club - 49.35.33
4. Caitlin O Malley - Plymouth RNRM Swimming Club - 55.14.25
5. Scott Lamont - Plymouth RNRM Swimming Club - 1.00.54
6. Anthony Antliff - Devonport Royal Swimming Association - 1.10.56

See the full report and gallery on the Open Water page.

posted 10 Sep 17


Plymouth Primary School Gala - 23rd Jun 17

Third year in a row!

Congratulations to the swimmers from Bickleigh Down School who cruised to victory in this years Primary Schools Gala at the Life Centre on Friday 23rd June. The team of four girls and four boys fought off stiff competition from eight other schools. Compton and Boringdon Schools came worthy second and third places. This is the third year the event has run and is a collaborative effort between Plymouth Leander Swimming Association, City of Plymouth Swimming Association, Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership, whose Sports Leaders carry out the officiating and marshalling duties and Everyone Active.
The eight clubs which comprise the City of Plymouth ASA are delighted to support swimming at every level in the city. For more information about them, please visit www.plymouthswimming.co.uk


Photo courtesy of Sally Davies C.O.P. Press Officer

posted 2 Jul 17

Lord Mayors Parlour - presentation evening 21 Feb 2017

Well done to all those who attended the presentation evening hosted by the Lord Major of Plymouth (Cllr Pauline Murphy) and chaired by Estha Rookes (City Of Plymouth ASA chairman 2016-2017). Please see the presentation page for the picture gallery.

posted 22 Feb 2017

Third time in a row for Rebecca

Plymouth Leander’s Rebecca Gribble took the Ladies 100m freestyle Championship for the third year running at the recent City of Plymouth ASA Championships held over three days at the Life Centre. She was also victorious in the backstroke event. Jessica Manning from a resurgent Devonport Royal Swimming Association also took two championships, the swimmers there obviously inspired by their young coach Iain Chalmers. The Mens championship honours were fairly evenly divided with three going to Plymouth Leander and two to Tavistock. Plymouth Leander fielded two very strong relay teams and the Ladies and Mens races were theirs for the taking.


The photo is of Rebecca Gribble having received her award from the Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor Pauline Murphy accompanied by Councillor Brian Vincent and the City of Plymouth Chair, Mrs Sarah Millington.
The Lord Mayor and her party stayed at the event most of the day, watching the racing, presenting awards, taking tea in the control room and lunching with the officials.

by Sally Davies 5 Nov 16

The Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor Pauline Murphy accomanied by Councillor Brian Vincent paid a visit to our Championships in October 2016. He was greeted by Mrs Sarah Millington, Chairman of the City Of Plymouth ASA 2015-2016.

Lord Mayor

Annual Breakwater Swim


On a sunny Saturday afternoon in July the swimmers pictured above completed the Annual City of Plymouth Swimming Association Breakwater race.

The brave bunch were taken out to the Breakwater in a boat and with a canoeist assigned to each of them for safety, swam back to shore. The distance is over 2 miles.

Pictured left to right are; Scott Lamont (2nd Gent) Harriet Tuck (1st Lady) Mrs Sarah Millington (City of Plymouth Chairman) Robert Yardley (1st Gent) Anthony Antliff (3rd Gent) Elizabeth Vernon (2nd Lady)

A huge amount of organization goes on behind the scenes to prepare for a safe and enjoyable event and the City of Plymouth ASA are grateful to everyone who helped especially their new Open Water Secretary Mr Diego Walker.  


Posted by Sally Davies (press officer) - 9 Aug 16

Breakwater swimmers

News History - click to expand

Sally Davies and Lord Mayor of Plymouth

The Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor Dr John Mahony accomanied by his Cadet, Staff Sergeant Ben Menhennett paid a visit to our Championships in October 2015. He was greeted by Mrs Sally Davies, Chairman of the City Of Plymouth ASA 2014-2015.


The City Of Plymouth ASA welcomes Caradon Swimming Club

It had been good to welcome Caradon Swimming Club into the Cities family of Clubs. We look forward to saying hello to their swimmers, parents and officials at the Championships at the Life Centre in October.

Caradon Swimming Club

Caradon Swimming club was formed in 1973, it is located at Lux Park and Saltash Leisure Centres, with some pool time at the Plymouth Life Centre. The Club's present membership is in the region of 100, with age groups ranging from 7 to 65. The Club is Swim 21 accredited and employs a fulltime Professional Coach supported by volunteer assistant ASA qualified coaches. Please see the Club's official web page for further information.





2015 presentations at the Civic Centre Plymouth

Annual Presentation evening at the Plymouth Civic Centre on 16 Nov 2015. Hosted by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth - Councillor Dr John Mahony.

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Primary pupils take to the pool for swimming contest - 11 June 2015

Sporty young Plymouth swimmers took part in a special gala. The Life Centre played host to the inaugural Plymouth School Sports Partnership (PSSP) swimming gala for primary school children from across the city. Ten teams, from nine schools, took part with children aged between 8 and 10 taking part in 15 races. The competition included the 50m freestyle and an eight by 25m cannon relay. A spokesman for the PSSP said it was hoped to build on this first event – which was assisted by Plymouth Leander Swimming Association and Everyone Active – with the aim of making it a regular fixture in the school calendar. Trophies were handed out to winning schools by Sally Davies, the chair of the City of Plymouth Amateur Swimming Association.

A huge thank you to Max Trebilcock from Plymouth Leander for identifying this opportunity for our involvement in encouraging young competitive swimming in the City. It was a terrific atmosphere round the pool and great to see lots of older children timekeeping the lanes and encouraging the young ones. Definitely something we at the Cities should continue to be involved with, the Championship Plaque that we donated was well received and it will be a good thing for successive Chairs to attend and present it.