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

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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.


National Qualifiers

Good luck to all of our National qualifiers in the comming weeks. Click on the image below to see who is swimming what and when.


Head Coach - Vicky Simpson

Vicky is an experienced coach having previously coached at other clubs in the region. She is also a swimming teacher and has previously managed teaching schemes in the region and continues to be an ASA tutor.


New Head Coach

Balázs Sasvári comes to us from Hungary, via Alton & District Swimming Club, where he has been the Head Coach for the last 4 years. Balázs will join us from the beginning of Septem-ber.

Balázs is an ex swimmer himself having been Hungarian Na-tional Champion 4 times over various long distances. He was teaching at his fathers swim school before university but con-tinued with teaching and coaching whilst there. 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.

Balázs Sasvári

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.


East Regional's 2015


Another successful regional championships for MSC !
Improving on the medal tally from 2014 over both weekend’s of the East Region Championships held in May Modernian Sc placed 5th overall in the East Region behind such mighty clubs as Hatfield, City of Peterborough, Team Ipswich and UEA Norwich!


Awesome Lawson!

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Aiyana Lawson, at just 14 years of age, bagged herself 7 qualification times for the recent British Swimming Championships 2015. This was a national event held in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at the London Aquatic Centre. 



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