Introduction to Barnes Swimming Club
Barnes Swimming Club began in 2009 as a community-swimming club, based mostly at St Paul’s School. It is open to all competitive swimmers, boys, girls, seniors and masters. BSC aims to get the best out of each and everyone of its swimmers – whether it’s a prospective National Medal winner or a personal best time at a swimming gala. The club offers top quality swim training sessions every day of the week for swimmers of all ages.
Unlike most swimming clubs Barnes SC will not be demanding pre-dawn or late night attendance: training times will be fairly social – during the early evening – and sociable. The club is particularly keen to encourage teenagers to stay in the sport and aims to foster a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. “We want swimmers to stay in the sport through school, into college and beyond,” says Tony Pearce, who originally helped set up the club. Affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association and in the process of gaining Swim21, the club will offer its swimmers the chance to compete in county, regional and national events, as well as swimming leagues and open galas.