Our History

Our History

Lincoln Vulcan’s was formed in 1974 and was originally called Lincoln South Park Vulcan’s Swimming Club.

This was named after the clubs two homes, LEA South Park Pool (since shut down) and RAF Waddington (home of the famous Vulcan bomber)

It had three original founders, one of whom was the late and hugely respected Laurie Webster MBE who also served for many years as the club’s President.

The Club developed rapidly and in 1987 won the Lincolnshire Premier League Championships – a memorable night, which resulted in certain coaches being thrown into the pool at Yarborough! The Junior section were invincible between 1986 and 1988, and again from 1998 – 2005 winning the Lincolnshire Diddy League (now called the Junior League), and reaching the National finals for six years on the trot under head coach Graham Bassi.

In the mid 2000s, former Olympian and local swimmer, Marc Spackman joined the club and began coaching a new generation of swimmers

This saw monumental achievements for the club with represenation and medals on the international stage through Lizzie Simmonds, Sophie Allen, Rob Welbourne and others

Following on from this success saw the introduction of Fred Furniss (sadly no longer with us) as head coach in 2009.

This once again saw the introduction of swimmers to the international level including Olympic open water swimmer Jack Burnel. This was a successful period for the club with strong performances across the club and multiple appearances at The National League finals

Lincoln Vulcans has now reached a progressive stage in its development, as it continues to achieve success at regional and national levels. The club is continuing to grow its learn to swim and performance programs through the hard work of all concerned – swimmers, coaches and parents to name but a few.

The club hopes that you will contribute to that success, and become part of the history of Lincoln Vulcans Swimming Club.

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