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About Us

Poole Swimming Club aims to help each swimmer achieve their own set goals.

We look at each individual who, with hard work and commitment, can be helped to reach their potential. This can be achieved if the swimmer is prepared to work hard, engage with the teacher/coach as well as other staff and parents. Decisions made for swimmers by the coach regarding selection and training schedules should be respected and followed without question.

It is realised that not all members will become Olympic champions but we aim to get each to maximise on their ability. Many will do extremely well at club, school and county level. Some will achieve regional and national standard. Poole Swimming Club (PSC) will do their best to enable goals to be reached. PSC want all members to train willingly, with dedication and with enjoyment so that skills are improved resulting in faster times. Team spirit and fair play are very important to the club. The coaching/teaching staff respect the aims and wishes of each member and will give all necessary encouragement so all reach their full potential.

The physical make up and ability of individuals will be respected but the club expect loyalty to the club and training programmes.

We hope that parents will participate in both the management of the club and swim sessions and support the various social and fundraising events that we hold from time to time. This does not involve swimming but help such as setting up and taking down pool equipment, register marking, officiating at swimming galas etc. We do offer training where needed.

The club is financed by the members. We have to pay for our pool-time. We have 3 paid, professional coaches, led by Head Coach, Barry Alldrick. Since joining PSC in Feburary 2014, the swimming and training level has been greatly improved so that our top squad swimmers are at national level. The rest of the teaching staff and committee members are all volunteers. They are, as required, suitably qualified and CRB cleared by the ASA and attend Safeguarding Children courses regularly. We are affliated to the national swim body ASA, The ASASW and DCASA.

Demand to join our teaching squads means we are expanding this level and are already planning how to make more room in the competitive squads.

We also offer sessions for those swimmers who do not wish to continue into elite training as well as Masters.

A history of Poole Swimming Club is on the website along with further details of our squads and swim (training) session schedule.