Howe Bridge Aces Swimming Club was formed in 1979, when its home, Howe Bridge Leisure Centre opened, and faced competition for swimmers from two other, long established clubs.
As with all clubs who are just starting out, it is difficult to form a reasonable squad straight away, but by 1985 they held a secure position in league competition.
By 1989, in its tenth year, the Club was firmly established, winning the trophy for "Best overall Club" at the Welsh Championships Shrimp Gala.
Trouble arose in the early 90's, when many of the swimmers joined Manchester United Salford - a newly formed squad (formerly Salford Triple S) to gain extra pooltime and therefore extra training. Unfortunately, MUS insisted that they become first claim swimmers to MUS.
This caused problems in the Club Championships with a general complaint from parents because of the domination of the squad trained swimmers taking all the trophies.
The Club became torn, leading to disagreements and arguments, which resulted in a new ruling that swimmers could only enter the championships if they were first claim to Howe Bridge.
This caused uproar and resulted in many of the squad swimmers leaving the Club and what was a highly promising solid team, disintegrated.
For two years things went from bad to worse, until Bob Symonds was appointed as new coach in 1992. Under his influence the whole swimming side of the club underwent total rearrangement, starting with a complete reorganization of the training structure.
Parents were encouraged to take up teaching and by 1995 seven teachers had achieved the NVQ Level Two qualification.
1995 saw the Club have one of its best years, gaining promotion from Division Two in the Central Lancashire Intermediate League and losing only twice in the Junior League to the eventual winners and runners-up.
The Club also qualified for the prestigious "A" Final of the Junior Jubilee gala and finished as runners-up.
To bring the history up to date the next 15 years (1995-2010) will
Be added just as soon as we find some OAPs to advise us.