Poole Swimming Club is celebrating 90 years of service to swimming in Poole, from 1931 to 2021. Our club was founded on June 1st way back in 1931 and has been teaching local people, young and old, to swim, training them in competitive racing, and in many other aquatic sports including open water swimming, diving, water polo, triathlon and life guarding, both in pools and in the sea.

We have also trained and developed generations of swim teachers and coaches, as well as officials, who have continued the vital work of water safety, fitness skills and top level athletic performance over 9 decades!

We have put together a timeline of our 90 years complete with information on past presidents and major events in Poole Swimming Clubs History. Click on the images to find out more about each decade.

For further information on the history of Poole Swimming Club please click here


Check out our striking new PSC shop window, in the Dolphin Shopping Centre!

We have secured a prime location shop window display on the ground floor of the Dolphin, right in the main thoroughfare leading to the smart new parade of artisan pop-up shops connecting with the High Street. You can find us opposite H Samuel's.

A huge thank you to Gina and Gail for their brilliant work in arranging this for the club and for generously funding new 90th year banners and posters to share news of our historic anniversary year with the wider public, especially once restrictions begin to be lifted and shoppers return to the town centre.

For those of you who attended our last Celebration Evening, the PSC bright yellow mannequin heads may be familiar! There are 9 of them featuring in our new window display, one for each of the 9 decades of PSC's service to swimming in Poole. The 9th head is sporting one of our fantastic new 90th year commemorative hats, available to purchase on this Crowdfunder page, with proceeds from the sale supporting our safe return to swim training. 

To raise awareness of our historic anniversary and to raise funds we are selling commemorative merchandise.

We have an exciting array of merchandise to share with our supporters, to celebrate this historic year in the journey of our swim club.

Our fantastic 90th year logo features on PSC commemorative swim hats,shirts and hoodies which we hope to see being worn in the sea and the pools as soon as possible.

To purchase these items please visit our crowdfunder page here.


We are continuing to collect Poole Swimming Club Photos and Stories for this year’s celebrations. Were you a member of the club many years ago? Do you know anyone who was a previous member? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please get in contact with Naomi here.