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