Welcome to Southport Waterloo Athletic Club


Welcome to the Home Page of Southport Waterloo AC. We hope you find your visit worthwhile.


We are a small and friendly club committed to making athletics fun whilst helping athletes to reach their full potential.


We have training and competition for all ages, male and female, in track & field, cross country, road relays, sportshall athletics and road running.


Our Open track & field meeting in late summer is proving increasingly popular with local and visiting athletes of all ages.


For schools, we organise the Sefton Junior Schools XC Championships for years 5 and 6 in March and host a series of 1 Mile races for school years 5 to 11 in May.


If you live in or around the Sefton or Knowsley areas of Merseyside or West Lancs why not join us?


Go to About Us for further information about what we do and how to join us.

Featured Event

Sefton yr 5/6 XC Champs
Blundellsands, 27th March 2019

SWAC Events Coming Up


Photo feature

Quadkids at Litherland, July 2019

Club & Other Recent Results

SWAC Open T&F Meeting, 2020 - CANCELLED


Sefton Jnr Schools XC Champs, Birkdale Common, Southport - CANCELLED

Wednesday 18th March 2020


Southport Waterloo Open T&F Meeting, Litherland

Saturday 31st August 2019


Southport Waterloo intra-club Quadkids, Litherland

Friday 26th July 2019


Schools' 1 Mile Races, Victoria Park, Southport

Wednesday 22nd May 2019


Sefton Jnr Schools XC Champs, Blundellsands

Wednesday 27th March 2019


Southport Waterloo Open T&F Medal Meeting, Litherland

Saturday 1st September 2018


Southport Waterloo QuadKids, Litherland (members only)

Friday 22nd June 2018 -


School 1 Mile races, Victoria Park, Southport

Wednesday 16th May 2018


Sefton Junior Schools XC Champs, Birkdale Common

Wednesday 14th March 2018


Merseyside County XC Champs, Arrowe Park, Wirral

Saturday 6th January 2018


Southport Waterloo Open T&F Meeting, Litherland

Litherland, 2nd September 2017


1 Mile Races for Schools

Victoria Park, Southport, Wednesday 17th May, 2017


Sefton Jnr Schools XC Champs, Jubilee Woods, Sefton

Wednesday 15th March, 2017


Merseyside County XC Champs, Sherdley Park, St Helens

Saturday 7th January 2017



More results.

Featured Athlete



Monty Barr: winner of 4 Mid Lancs XC fixtures in the 2019/20 season.

Stop Press

Lockdown No 3 effective from 5th January.

All organised activities suspendedagain until further notice.

Stay safe.

(Running vests and croptops from Ron Scott)





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news reports

24th January 2021:

Tough YDL season ahead as League stays local The Youth Development League has published revised structures for 2021, taking account as far as they can of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.......Read More


11th December 2020:

New Northern League challenge in 2021 On first reading the Northern T&F League structure for 2021, I couldn't believe it. Of the 6 clubs in our Division West 1, 5 are Merseyside clubs!......Read More


4th November 2020:

Athletics in lockdown again Despite some controversy about grassroots sport being suspended during the national coronavirus lockdown starting on 5th November,:......Read More


28th September 2020:

XC unlikely in short term; Parkrun remains suspended indefinitely Earlier this month, Parkrun announced that they hoped to renew activities towards the end of October but, on 22nd September, they once again:......Read More


19th September 2020:

2 club records at Hexham YA pentathlon meeting Sam Coupland, the Hughes sisters and the Keenan sisters travelled to the North East for Saturday's Tynedale Harriers' Combined Events meeting:......Read More


18th September 2020:

Athletics unaffected by Covid allowable 'Rule of Six' Sport England issued the following statement on 9th September regarding the government announcement on group sizes: -.:......Read More


12th September 2020:

Stretford, the only T&F show in town Longford Park in Stretford is still the only venue in the area where athletes can get Track & Field competition in an athletics year devastated .:......Read More


15th August 2020:

Improved SP club record for Amber Hughes at Trafford Another 4 club juniors travelled to Stretford on Saturday for another of Trafford AC's 'Covid-19- safe' open meetings. With such limited competition .:......Read More


9th August 2020:

Limited competition gets under way It may not be any kind of return to pre-Covid-19 normality, but there has been some track and road competition this weekend. .:......Read More


18th July 2020:

SWAC thru' the years in the Mid Lancs XC League The enforced pandemic lockdown has given some of us the time and opportunity to look at projects previously out of reach. One such was an attempt to recover and publish a full set of Mid Lancs XC .:......Read More


4th May 2020:

Southport Waterloo Virtual 5km and club challenge Challenging times!  As an athletics club it’s been really difficult for us to hold together as a community.  We want to be out there running/jumping/throwing against each other but importantly together.,.:......Read More


11th April 2020:

Southport Waterloo launches virtual 5k During the month of April, why not give the Southport Waterloo AC Virtual 5km race a try? No need to pre-enter,.:......Read More


4th April 2020:

Further Track & Field cancellationsThe Northern Track & Field League has now issued a statement to club contacts to cancel all of the fixtures in the league for this year.:......Read More


31st March 2020:

YDL season abandonedIn the light of the continuing uncertainty around the Coronavirus situation the YDL management committee held a Skype meeting on 29 March.:......Read More


29th March 2020:

Final results for the Mid Lancs XC League, 2019/20 Team managers have been issued with the final Mid Lancs XC League results for the season, after necessary tie-break rules applied.:......Read More


25th March 2020:

England Athletics membership update In the context of the coronavirus epidemic, England Athletes further advises that:......Read More




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