Join BSC

If you want to join the club you are on the right page.

Welcome to Beckenham Swimming Club. With over 300 members we are a very successful and prominent club in the South East. Our excellent team of coaches led by Tony Beckley are here to develop swimmers from Tadpoles to National Squads. With over 10 squads and a tight schedule of sessions we accept swimmers who have learnt the strokes in swim lessons and want to take up swimming as a competative sport. Many members have been successful at Club, County, District, National and International levels. Remember Duncan Goodhew, Zara Long or Ellen Gandy? They are some of the 19 past Olympic swimmers who came from our club. 
In addition to the main club squads we also have a Masters section for over 19 year olds and a very strong Waterpolo section running Senior Mens, Senior Womens, Junior and Mini teams. For more information on these see the respective web tabs above. We welcome new members and try to make the process as easy as possible so please read on.

We have three distinct parts to our overall club and these are:

1. The main swimming club (ages 4 to 20) - to join see below

2. Beckenham Masters Swimming Club (ages 20 and over) - to join click here

3. Our Water Polo club - to join click here, and

Joining Beckenham Swimming Club

If you are aged between 4yrs and 10yrs old and are interested in joining the club then please contact our membership secretary on  We hold trial nights every few months and interested swimmers are invited to come down and try out in front of our coaches.

Just how good to you need to be?

This depends on what age you are. We are a competitive swimming club and as you move up the squads more is expected of you. Swimmers in Tadpoles 4 - 6 years need to be confident in the water and swim a width on their front and back. Swimmers in other squads have different requirements. (See Squad aims and then click the back button to come back here and complete registration).

Unfortunately as we cannot get the pool time, we cannot teach non-swimmers and we are not currently able to take swimmers who are over 10 years of age, without prior club experience.

If you are over the age of 10 years but do have club experience and are interested in a move to join Beckenham Swimming Club then
please download the form and complete as described below.

New Membership Trial Form

Prospective parent/guardians of swimmers are required to download and complete the above form providing all necessary data before scanning and sending back to the Membership Secretary at Upon receipt and suitability we will add the swimmer to the trials list and correspond with you via email to discuss/confirm details of the trials night. As parents and guardians you must understand the commitment required for a place in the club based on the squads and schedules which you can see within this site.