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.

Modernian hat trick

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For the third year running Modernian swimmers have won the Top Club competition at the Bedfordshire County Championships held over two weekends in March at Inspire Luton


7-Up Aiyana

7-up aiyana

Aiyana makes it 7 British Swimming Championships Qualifying times!!


Beds County Champ's


Modernian SC leads the way!!
What a cracking first weekend of the Bedfordshire County Championships 2015!
Modernian swimmers got off to a fabulous start! In the first event it was a 1,2,3 in the 100 Backstroke, with Brandon Nabarro claiming Senior County Champion in a new Long Course County Record time of 1.00.41 with Peter Webster second and Oliver Maltby third. And the medals and titles just kept on coming after that!



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