On May 11th 1911, Mr W.P Kidd, the newly elected President, and his nine fellow members of the committee met with fifty other guests to establish the fundamental ethos of a club that was to be named Swinton and Pendlebury Amateur Swimming Club.
Its essential role was to “teach and encourage the art of swimming and life saving”.

At that first meeting, a set of rules for the management of the club was drafted and the date of the first club night set for May 25th 1911.

Membership fees were also agreed at that time and set at:
Males, 16 years and above: 1 shilling. Males under 16 and females: 6d.
Today that equates to approximately £4 and £2, respectively.