The history of Peakhurst ASC is very much tied to the history of the pool itself. Following completion of the pool, several meetings were held during 1961 to organise the club and a committee was formed. The first Annual Meeting was held on 26th October 1961 and the first season was the 1961/62 season.
The club met on Sunday mornings at 7.30 during the summer. Until the early 1980s club races were handicap events. Stillwater Lifesaving classes were also a large part of club activities, and members represented the club at Lifesaving carnivals.
Peakhurst club had relationships with other clubs and would send teams for an interclub competition. Some of these clubs included Cessnock, Springwood and more locally Sladem and Engadine.
In 1978, a government grant enabled the heating and covering of the pool and a group of interested people decided to start winter swimming. “The Winter Group” was formed under the umbrella of Peakhurst ASC but run on Saturday afternoons as a separate entity with a separate committee.When the two groups joined together the handicapping was abandoned, the only handicapped events now, are the relays which are run every few weeks and of course the McAlpine Relay which is run at the end of the summer season during championships. Many changes have been made over the years, but the basic club stays the same, friendly and caring.