Chief Coach named as Coach/Instructor of the Year 2017

Tamworth Herald organised a Spirit of Tamworth Awards scheme for people who volunteer to help in various ways throughout the Tamworth area.  Several categories were announced and members of the public were asked to write in with their suggestions of people whom they felt should be recognised for the work they do to help others.

Derek Northcote, the Club's Chief Coach, was nominated for this award and was one of four finalists in this category.  To his surprise he was announced the winner at an awards ceremony held at Drayton Manor Theme Park.  This is an accolade that Derek so deserves as he has given up his time for the last 38 years to help people with all disabilities  learn to swim and to enjoy being in the water.  From everyone at The Unicorns Derek, a very Well Done from us all and thank you for all your hard work in making the Unicorns such a successful club.


Tamworth Unicorns held their 42nd Annual Swimming Gala on Saturday 19th May 2018 at the SnowDome Leisure Centre Swimming Pool in Tamworth.  The teams attending this gala were  Crest of Burton on Trent D.S.C., Lichfield Penguins D.S.C., Bedworth D.S.C., Leicester Saffron D.S.C.,  and Tamworth Unicorns D.S.C. The Mayor and Mayoress of Tamworth Councillor John Chesworth and Mayoress Mrs. Tereasa Chesworth were also in attendance to meet and present the medals and awards along with members of Simon's Heroes who kindly sponsored the event.  Members of Tamworth Swimming Club provided the officials for this gala and we would like to thank everyone very much indeed for all their help and support.

We all had a very good evening and some very good swimming took place with personal best times being achieved.  Well Done to  everyone. 

RUGBY GALA -  Sunday 6th May 2018.  Our competitive team had a very good gala at Rugby and came away with numerous best times and medals.

TELFORD GALA - Saturday 14th July 2018.  We took a team of 17swimmers to Telford and they came home with 25 Gold medals, 16 Silver medals and 10 Bronze medals.  A very successful gala for the Unicorns and everyone enjoyed themselves very much at this gala.

PRESENTATION EVENING: Our Annual Presentation Evening was held on Saturday 1st December at Wilnecote Leisure Centre. This event was attended by the Deputy Mayor Councillor Richard Kingston who presented some of the medals and trophies to our swimmers.  Other invited guests also presented medals and trophies for a number of achievements gained throughout the last year by our members. 

Everyone at the Unicorns would like to thank all our supporters for their help during the last year  - Simon's Heroes, Expand Digital, John Lewis, and monetary gifts from parents and supporters.  Once again thank you very much indeed for all your help and support.