Stockport Metro Swimming Club, based at Grand Central Pools in the centre of Stockport, is home to one of the most acclaimed coaching and competitive swimming programmes in Great Britain.The Club, Stockport Sports Trust and the asa (the National Governing Body for Swimming in England) have worked in partnership to support a group of committed professional coaching staff, athletes, administrators and volunteers in the creation of one of the world’s leading swimming coaching and training environments, providing a proven pathway from swimming lesson programmes and local clubs through to world class standard.
Established in 1974, Stockport Metro currently has a membership of approximately 230 swimmers.
The Club is affiliated to the asa North West Region and to the Cheshire County Water Polo and Swimming Association (CWPSA), which binds it to the laws and rules of these organisations as well as to those of British Swimming (formerly the Amateur Swimming Federation of Great Britain), and FINA, the World Governing Body of Swimming.
Stockport Metro was the first club to achieve asa Swim 21 Accreditation at Performance level. Swim 21 is a quality mark that recognises those swimming clubs which provide safe, effective and quality services for the benefit of their members, based on the principles of long term athlete development.