Affiliated to the Bedfordshire County ASA and the East Region ASA, Modernian Swimming Club aims to encourage and develop its swimmers to achieve their maximum potential.

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The Teaching Scheme

Modernian Swimming Club's learn to swim scheme is recognised throughout the County. If you require more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text or phone 07504 435547

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The Competitive Squads

If you would like any more information regarding the competitive club please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text or phone on 07884 000 296


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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.


Latest News


Phenomenal Success at County Championships!!

 2014 county team




Modernian Swimming Club  exceeded all expectations at the Bedfordshire County Swimming Championships held over two weekends during March at Inspire:Luton  “...By every measure of success, the Club has achieved results that are unprecedented.”, said Ian Douglas, the club’s Director of Swimming. “...Club swimmers have broken records, won more medals than any other club and set new standards to qualify for regional and national competitions. As important, every swimmer is achieving their potential, with 245 personal best performances over 4 days of racing. The club is getting the basics right to build strength in depth. It is the basis of long term success”.



Bedfordshire County Championships 2014


Weekend One

The whole first weekend at the Bedfordshire county championships was outstanding. The atmosphere, fast swimming and overall team cohesion is why I love swimming coaching and the sport in general.
There were far too many outstanding swims to name them all, and it would generally mean that I would mention every single person that swam. I have compiled the main facts for you to read, as I thought this would be a better summation of the meet. Generally the standard that the swimmers set, far outreached what I had expected. I was pleasantly surprised. To swim this fast at this stage of the season is exciting, with roughly just under half of it to go.


Bedfordshire County Championships 2014


Weekend Two

Yet again I find myself using superlatives about the team and individual performances. The team performance was amazing, supporting each other individually and as a team. The racing ability of individuals and the relay teams was fantastic and showed brilliant potential for the future. Modernian’s topped the medal table with 129 gold, 105 silver and 58 bronze medals. In total the club won 34% of the total medals awarded at the championships. We can only hope to try to achieve the same level of success at next year’s championships.



Next Event

UEA City of Norwich Easter Meet

Date : 18/04/2014-20/04/2014
Venue : Norwich


Good Luck to all our swimmers



Director of Swimming - Ian Douglas

coach ian

Since joining the Modernian Swimming Club as a young swimmer Ian has evolved into a top class coach. He has gained some of the highest level coaching qualifications while continuing his career in teaching.

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.


lifestyle management


Training Timetables

If you are unsure of the times and pools we train at you can check out per squad on the options below.

IMPORTANT : During school holidays your time to train may change, as these are updated we will add them to the holidays timetable.


Junior Squad Senior Squad holidays



Officials Corner

Want to find out more about judging, time keeping and many more things connected with officiating ... 

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Fixture List

Please check here for all the fixtures the club is involved with.  

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Open Meets and Gala's

Open meet and gala entry forms including cut off dates are also available. 

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