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The History of Beckenham Swimming Club

Beckenham Swimming Club was founded in 1893 and in 1977 joined with Beckenham Ladies to form what is now known as Beckenham Swimming Club. Beckenham Swimming Club has a proud record of Olympic and International representatives, for example Duncan Goodhew, Zara Long and Margaret Hohmann to name a few. 

Beckenham Swimming Club has swimmers who have had success in the Commonwealth Games, European Championships and Olympic Games as well as numerous champions at National and local levels.

Beckenham Swimming Club has a membership of around 200 members with a successful Water Polo Section that boasts a strong history of producing England and GB Internationals at all levels. The club also boasts a thriving Masters Section for adults which boast achievements at National level.

The history of Beckenham Swimming Club by Prof. J. M. Cameron was published in 1993 for the club's centenary year.

The contents of the book can be viewed by clicking on the image or by clicking here.  It is hoped readers will be inspired by the good work that the club has achieved over its 100 year history. 

Documents from Beckenham Swimming Club's past


Thanks to Mr Hollyoak and Colin Kirkwood for these BSC Programmes from just post World War II:


A Splashdown newsletter from the 80's: 


'The Splash' Newsletters courtesy of Anne Denny:


If you do have any interesting documents and photos relating to Beckenham Swimming Club please do send them in to be published on this website.


Biographies of Beckenham SC Olympic swimmers