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?


We train in various places. Go to About Us for further information


Featured Event

Sefton Junior Schools' XC Champs
Jubilee Woods, Sefton, 15th March 2017

SWAC Events Coming Up

Awards Evening, Waterloo Rugby Club, Blundellsands

Saturday 9th December 2017

Photo feature

Training can be fun at Formby Point.

Club & Other Recent Results

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


Southport Waterloo Open T&F Meeting, Litherland

Saturday 3rd September 2016


M'side County YA Open Evening Meeting, Wavertree

Wednesday 3rd August 2016


1 Mile races for Schools, Victoria Park, Southport

Wednesday, 18th May 2016


Sefton Junior Schools XC Champs, Litherland Sports Park

Wednesday 16th March 2016


Merseyside Schools XC Champs, Arrowe Park, Wirral

Saturday 6th February 2016


Merseyside County XC Champs, Arrowe Park, Wirral

Saturday 9th January 2016




More results.

Featured Athletes



Ben Johnson, running for England in the Toronto Marathon, October '17. Ben was 1st England counter in 2:23:22, 12th finisher overall.

Stop Press

Seniors' Xmas meal is this year at Trattoria 51, Promenade, Southport, on 1st December

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Annual Awards Evening is Saturday 9th December at Waterloo Rugby Club. 7.30pm for 8pm start - disco and Jnr & Snr awards - - free entry for accompanied children - adults £5.


Nominations now please to Ron Scott for

Volunteer of the Year award.

Also, members thoughts on Jnr athlete of Year, Vera Drury Girls' award, most improved Road Runner etc welcomed.




NOTICE is hereby given that the Southport Waterloo AC Annual General Meeting is on Friday 24th November 2017. The venue is The Royal Clifton Hotel, The Promenade, Southport.

The room will be available from 7:30pm for people to converse and the meeting will be called to order at 8pm.

Any agenda items or proposals should be formally emailed to swacsecretary@hotmail.co.uk by no later than 5pm on Friday 17th November. Anything received after that will not be considered. Minutes and Agenda will be posted on the club website prior to the meeting.

We really hope to see many of you there on the night.



Online shop for training kit:

Jackets, Hoodies, Polos, T-shirts, Tracky bottoms.

To visit shop, click on the carrier bag.

(Running vests and croptops from Ron Scott)



Upcoming Fixtures & Events

Saturday 18th November

Northern Indoor Open Mtg, EIS, Sheffield


Sunday 19th November

NA 10 Mile champs


Sunday 19th November

Preston 10 Mile road race


Saturday 25th November

BA Cross Challenge - Mid Lancs & L&D XC - Sefton Park, Liverpool

news reports

7th November 2017:

Northern League div'n for 2018 The provisional dates and venues for the Northern T&F League next year are now known, together with the teams ............Read More


2nd November 2017:

Mike Walker selected for England Masters team Following the recent Chester Marathon, England Athletics has announced the age group runners who have qualified ............Read More


29th October 2017:

Two age group champions, a new Club Record: and lots of PBs at Junior Quadrathon11 of our junior athletes ventured to Sportcity  for the annual SHAC Indoor Quadrathlon.  ............Read More


28th October 2017:

Just three SWAC runners at first L&D The Liverpool & District Cross Country Union's 2017 season kicked off at Arrowe Park on the Wirral on Saturday. Traditionally a fairly muddy course ............Read More


22nd October 2017:

Ben Johnson completes his first marathon in an England vest Ben Johnson was part of the team England sent to Canada for Sunday's Toronto Waterfront marathon. His time of 2:23:22  ............Read More


14th October 2017:

Two wins and 6 top ten finishes at Cuerden Valley XC My car tells me that the outside temperature is in the low 20s as I drive to Cuerden Valley Park. Can this really be the club's first cross country league fixture?  ............Read More


8th October 2017:

Best of starts to Sportshall Athletics season Round 1 of the North West Sportshall Athletics League took place at the Kingsway Leisure Centre in Widnes on Sunday  ............Read More


8th October 2017:

Mark Dunham 8th in Chester Marathon Club runners were spoilt for choice on Sunday with at least 4 road races within easy travelling distance. Most of our runners - 9 in total ............Read More


1st October 2017:

Ben Johnson 5th in GlasgowAs part of his build-up to the Toronto Marathon later this month where he will represent England, Ben Johnson competed in the Great Scottish Run ............Read More


1st October 2017:

Podium finish for Francois Rafferty at Rainford Francois Rafferty finished 3rd in the Rainford 10K on Sunday. A strong final 75m secured a podium finish for him, beating last year's 1st, 2nd and 3rd  ............Read More


24th September 2017:

SWAC runners 4th and 5th in Seaside 10K The 768 runners completing the Natterjack Seaside 10K included 20 from Southport Waterloo. David Hamilton tends to do well in local races ............Read More


23rdh September 2017:

SWAC success in final Fell Grand Prix race The final race in the series took place at Orton, a small village close to Tebay in Cumbria. Three SWAC runners started the race  ............Read More


16th September 2017:

Snr Men short of a runner at Northern relays Southport Waterloo's Senior Men usually do well in the Northern Road Relays but at Sportcity on Saturday they only managed an incomplete team  ............Read More


16th September 2017:

Young Combined Eventers end season on a high note Three of our Multi Eventers travelled to Jarrow on Saturday to compete in the North East Counties Combined Events Meeting.  ............Read More


10th September 2017:

Late season Open T&F at Blackpool and Wigan Blackpool used to claim to have the first and last open Track & Field meetings of the season, with two in the final month ............Read More




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