Since it’s inauguration in 1931, Poole Swimming Club has been a club with a rich tradition of developing people in the local community.

The club does not only aim to help each swimmer achieve individual goals but also fosters and develops the team ethic.

Living by the club values of Commitment, Honesty, Courage, Unity and Respect and using the British Swimming Optimal Athlete Development Framework, our athletes can enjoy their journey through our all-inclusive sport, with a talented network of volunteers, coaches and sports science support.

The growth of individuals, both mentally and physically, is at the forefront of the delivery, and in return the club receives loyalty to its staff and training programmes. Team unity and fair play are hugely important to the club. The coaching/teaching staff respect the aims and wishes of each member and give all necessary challenges, encouragement, nurturing and care, so all swimmers can reach their full potential.

It is accepted that not all members will become Olympic champions, so we aim to get each individual to realise their own potential. Many will do extremely well at club, school and county level whilst others will achieve regional and national standards or even international standard.

Parents are encouraged to participate in the management of the club, and support running competitive, social and fundraising events that are held during each season.

The club is financed by our members to meet pool hire costs and although the majority of the coaching team are volunteers, we have professional coaches that lead development through the various competitive and social stages that members experience.

All of our coaches, voluntary or paid, are suitably qualified, DBS checked, and attend regular Safeguarding courses. Our professionalism is measured by Swim Mark, Swim England’s kite mark for quality and professional standards.

Poole SC is affiliated to Dorset County Swimming Association, Swim England South West and the national governing body, Swim England.

Poole SC offers sessions for those swimmers who do not wish to continue into training for competitions as well as sessions for those in Masters categories.

A history of Poole Swimming Club is on this website together with further details of the club pathway and training schedules.