The Chinese Swimming Club, set in the idyllic east of the island, is undoubtedly and exclusive choice family club. Steeped in a century-old heritage renowned for nurturing top national sportsmen, the Chinese Swimming Club is today a well-rounded family recreation club offering the very best in facilities and amenities.
We welcome you to be a part of this family. We know that as much as you enjoy our state-of-art facilities, you will also grow to be proud of our inherently rich heritage - something that our members old and new, have always embraced and cherished.
"To be recognized as a premier city and country club
offering a total range of excellent facilities and services,
both locally and regionally"
9 young swimming enthusiasts named their group "Tanjong Katong Swimming Party"
"Tanjong Katong Swimming Party" was renamed "Chinese Swimming Club" when its membership swelled
The Chinese Swimming Club was formally registered under the then Societies Ordinance
Many of Singapore's more renowned figures became members. One such member was Mr Lee Chin Koon, father of Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
The Club was casting around for a permanent premises and decided to approach Mr Lee Choon Guan, a wealthy philanthropist who offered the use of Bungalow C in the spacious grounds of his home, Mandalay House, where the current clubhouse now stands, for a nominal fee
After Mr Lee Choon Guan's death, his widow Mrs Lee, the first patroness of the Club, continued her husband's legacy of generosity by offering Bungalow C and its land for sale to the Club as freehold property
The Chinese Swimming Club contributed to an all-Malaya team who traveled to Shanghai for the Chinese Olympics, the equivalent of the Asian Games then
Construction of 25-metre swimming pool commenced
Grand opening of the pool and new clubhouse
The Japanese Occupation: Since the three-storey clubhouse was the tallest on the coast, it was commandeered by the Kempeitai, the Japanese military police
The British Occupation: The Chinese Swimming Club reopened membership and offered Life memberships for a mere $100
The membership drive proved so successful that membership roll stood at more than 600
The Chinese Swimming Club was rebuilt with a full-sized Olympic swimming pool and formally opened by the then Governor of Singapore, Sir Franklin Gimson
Singapore's original Golden Girl Pat Chan swept 8 gold medals at the South East Asian Peninsula Games in Kuala Lumpur
The $6 million Sports Complex was officially declared open by our former Law, Science and Technology Minister, Mr E W Barker on 15 December
The Club started an annual lunch event for the Senior members of the Club to promote the Chinese notion of respect for the elders
New Recreation Complex was officially opened by the former President of Singapore, Dr Wee Kim Wee
The Chinese Swimming Club triumphed as overall champion at the 21st ASEAN Cup winning 47 gold, 36 silver and 12 bronze medals in total
The Chinese Swimming Club staged a water ballet extravaganza titled "Pirouettes in a Pool" for charity, performed by the 25-member Russian Pearl Water Ballet Troupe
Sports Complex was torn down for Phase 1 of the Redevelopment Project
The new Sports Complex was officially opened on 19 February 2005.
The project cost $27.4 million
The old Club House was torn down for Phase 2 of the Redevelopment Project.
The $16 million new Arrival Pavilion was officially opened on 4 November 2009 by Mr Wong Kang Seng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs.