BDSC was established in 1899 and is one of the oldest swimming clubs within the South West region. It is a holder of the English swimming governing body (Swim England) quality accreditation kite-mark – Swim Mark.

We provide opportunities for the lifelong enjoyment of swimming from junior through to masters competitive swimming.

Our Competition Squad swimmers represent the club in the Cotswold League and at County, Regional and National levels, and other types of competitions too. Swimmers who qualify may be supported by the club at Regional & National Championships level. Details of the types of competitions our swimmers may be involved in can be found here.


All of our Coaches, aside from the Head Coach, and administrators are volunteers (no payment for services is received by them) and the majority of them have very busy full time jobs.

We are always looking for new volunteers to help spread the load, either on poolside or with administration, for which training and mentoring is available. Financial assistance is normally available for volunteers obtaining relevant swimming qualifications. We also need qualified swimming officials (i.e. people who are responsible for ensuring competition rules are correctly applied during a gala – judges, referees, starters).

If you can spare a couple of hours a week to help, contact us via [email protected]. We would love to welcome you as a member of Bath Dolphin Swimming Club.