Affiliated to the Bed's County ASA and the East Region ASA, Modernian SC aims to encourage and develop its swimmers to achieve their maximum potential

Competitive Squads

We are the premier swimming club in Bedford and Bedfordshire. If you would like any more information regarding the competitive club please contact us at:-

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Text or phone : 07572 501335 

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Welcome to Modernian Swimming Club

From the beginners swimming lessons in our teaching scheme learn to swim groups, through to our advanced competitive swimming squads, we are the premier swimming club in Bedford and Bedfordshire. We are a friendly club with a successful history and a positive future. Our swimmers have participated in all levels of competition, even attaining Olympic standard. 

We cater for all ages and abilities; our primary aim is to ensure each individual reaches their maximum potential in competitive swimming.  In achieving these targets the individual will have attained a level of discipline, character, determination and confidence that will better prepare them for the challenges of life.

We also pride ourselves in the quality of our Learn to Swim scheme. We provide swimming lessons for children from 3 years up every evening and on Saturdays in Bedford.

The Modernian Swimming Club was established by Charlie Wilson in 1965. Charlie had coached at all levels from grass roots through to the National Squad. Interest in the club grew and it soon became apparent there was a need for the club to expand and Teaching, Bridging, Junior, Senior, Masters and Life saving groups were developed. Modernian SC became Bedfordshire's premier swimming club. 

New Head Coach

We are delighted to announce that Balázs Sasvári will be taking over from Vicky Simpson as our new Head Coach as Vicky leaves us due to family commitments. He come to us from Hungary, via Alton & District Swimming Club, where he has been the Head Coach for the last 4 years.
Balázs is an ex swimmer himself having been Hungarian National Champion 4 times over various long distances. He coached in Egypt for a short time before relocating to Petersfield where he became Head Coach at Alton and a swim teacher/coach at Churchers College.
In a new development for the club, Balázs will join us as a full time head coach (L2 accredited working towards L3) and will be responsible for the management of our lessons, our squads, our land training programme and our club development as well as lead coach for our Senior Squad.

Balázs Sasvári

Junior County Record

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Chloe Lence had an amazing weekend kicking off with a Bronze and breaking a long-standing for 800 Free


Success at Nationals 2015

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In their 50th anniversary year, 11 Modernian swimmers qualified for 50 events at National Championships this summer.


2015 National Qualifiers


Hollywood couldn't have written this script better. In our 50th year we now have 50 National Qualifying swims, from 11 of our top swimmers !!!

Well done to Aiyana, Becky, Brandon, Chloe, Jamie, Llywelyn, Nick, Oliver, Peter and Tia.



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