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

Time Tables and Fixtures

If you are unsure of the times and pools we train at you can check out per squad. Be aware, during school holidays your time to train may change.






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.


Director of Swimming - Ian Douglas

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.

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.

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations the club has had printed commemorative hats which have been gifted to every swimmer in the club.

ASA East Winter Regionals 2014


The recent ASA East Region Winter Championships at Inspire;Luton was a great meet for all Modernian SC Swimmers. They were all swimming on their personal best or beating their best.


ASA Nationals 2014

2014 nat all

Modernian swimmers excelled in the pool, doubling the number of swimmers qualifying for Age Group Nationals to four this year and we have six swimmers qualify for Youth Nationals as well.


Open Water Championships 2014 water champs 2014

Great swims from our small squad who entered the East Region Open Water Championships held last Sunday at Whitlingham in Norwich.





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