|Date of birth||16 May 1880|
|Place of birth||Lytham St Annes, England|
|Date of death||March 1970 (aged 89–90)|
|Place of death||Swansea, Wales|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Blackpool Red Star|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.|
Swarbrick started his career with Blackpool Red Star, Marton Combination, and Blackpool Etrurians, before joining Blackburn Rovers in 1901. Rovers finished fourth in the First Division in 1901–02, with Swarbrick playing 15 league games. He then joined Brentford, a club struggling in the Southern League, before signing with Grimsby Town of the Football League Second Division. He played 67 league games for the "Mariners", scoring 12 goals, before moving on to Oldham Athletic in 1907. He played for Oldham in 1907–08, their first Football League campaign, in which they posted a third-place finish, just two points behind the promotion places. He scored twice in four league games for Oldham, before moving on to Southport Central and then Stoke. He made three appearances in the Birmingham & District League for the "Potters" in 1910–11. After leaving the Victoria Ground he joined rivals Port Vale, and was a regular in the Central League side that lifted the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1912. In 1912 he transferred to Swansea Town.
- Sourced from James Swarbrick profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
|Blackburn Rovers||1901–02||First Division||2||0||0||0||2||0|
|Brentford||1903–04||Southern League First Division||9||1||0||0||9||1|
|Grimsby Town||1905–06||Second Division||33||4||1||0||34||4|
|Oldham Athletic||1907–08||Second Division||3||2||0||0||3||2|
|Stoke||1910–11||Birmingham & District League||3||0||0||0||3||0|
|Port Vale||1911–12||Central League||22||3||0||0||22||3|
|Swansea Town||1912–13||Southern League||22||0||9||2||31||2|
- with Port Vale
- Staffordshire Senior Cup winner: 1912
- Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 285. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.
- Lamming, Douglas (1985). A Who's Who of Grimsby Town AFC 1890-1985. Hutton Press. p. 117. ISBN 0907033342.
- White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. p. 357. ISBN 0951526200.
- Matthews, Tony: "The Encyclopedia of Stoke City " (Lion Press, 1994, ISBN 1-85983-100-1)