History

Grove ASC was established in 1901 at Dalry Baths in Caledonian Crescent, off Dalry Road near Haymarket. The Club has kept its base at Dalry for most of its long life, apart from during 1991 & 1992 when the baths were closed for extensive modernisation. They were re-opened in February 1993 as Dalry Swim Centre, and are now among the most modern swimming facilities in the City of Edinburgh.



Grove's most famous swimmer was probably Charlie Baillie, who was Scottish 50 yard and 100 yard champion every year from 1920 to 1926, as well as later holding several English championships. The highlight of his career was, however, his appearance in the 1924 Paris Olympic Games.

As mentioned, we offer a relaxed, safe and friendly environment without the pressure to swim for hours on end. Swimmers still compete annually in the Club Championships (normally held in November) for medals and for one of fourteen trophies, depending on age.