imageGoslings swimming had its origin in 1976 as an informal gathering of gay swimmers on Mondays at the Oasis Pool in High Holborn. In 1982 that group succeeded in getting a private hire of the pools at the Oasis on Thursday evening.

The group at that time was the London swimming section of the Gay Outdoor Club (GOC). In 1985 the swimming club became independent of GOC and the name Goslings was adopted (as Gay Outdoor Swimming London INGS).

The winter of 1986/7 was a particularly vicious one and in February 1987 the Oasis was forced to close both its pools. The Goslings were offered the use of the sports hall at the Oasis and decided to play badminton.

This proved to be popular and soon attracted new members and so became a second club activity. In 1994 the badminton section of the Goslings moved to the Swiss Cottage Sports Center and moved again in 2002 to the Talacre Sports Center where we are playing at the moment.

News And Events


The Goslings London Sports Club Sports Day & AGM 2011 has now concluded.


We’re proud to announce that the Goslings London Sports Day and AGM will take place on Saturday 4th June 2011 at the Finsbury Leasure Centre.


The Sports day will be followed by our annual AGM & party at the Traders Arms Pub.


Cost of the tournament and party is £8. The party is just £5.


Full details


The Sports Day is on the 4th June 2011 to be held at the Finsbury Leisure Center, Norman Street, London EC1V 3PU (http://www.aquaterra.org/finsbury-leisure-centre). Nearest tube is Old Street. The badminton tournament will be a fun “american style” tournament held between 12.00 – 18.00.


Please come to the Center for at least 11.45, so we can register everybody and get ready to start playing at 12.00. It is an opportunity for everyone to meet members from different evenings and to play lots of different games against different people.


There will be fun prizes for the “winners”. Please register and pay for the tournament at the evenings you normally attend. The organizers have further details and will take your applications. Swimmers should contact their committee to find out the arrangements for the swimming session that is planned.


After the tournament, we have booked our after tournament party at “The Trader”, 144 Whitecross Street, London. EC1Y 8QJ from 6.30 – 23.00. It is a 5 minute wake away from the Sports Centre. There is a pool table, and weather permitting there will be a BBQ, food (including vegetarian options) provided. We will present the prizes for the “winners” here. We will also hold our annual AGM here, and it is with this in mind that I invite you to:


  1. present topics for discussion and motions to be voted for at the AGM in accordance with section 29 of the Constitution, and
  2. if you wish to stand for one of the sub-committee’s of one of the badminton evenings or the swimming group, you have to send notification to me in accordance with sections 11 and 12 of the constitution. If no nominations are received, the existing committee members continue, unless they wish to resign.


The email address that you should use for any correspondence in relation to points 1 & 2 above is  – trevowen@goslingslondonsc.com


I hope that we have a great turn out for Sports Day and the Party. Any problems or questions, just email me or ask any of the organizers of your evening.