Update on Swimming (COVID-19)

Following advice announced by the UK Government on 16 March 2020, and subsequently by Swim England on 17 March 2020, all swim training is suspended.  With much regret, we have also had to cancel our Bristol North Junior Open in September.

Government announced on 9 July that swimming pools will start to open up on 25 July 2020, and so we are busy looking to return as soon as we are able.  We will update our website when we have further information.

If you are interested in joining the club, we expect to be taking new members from September, so please get in touch via the
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We'd like to thank everyone for their understanding at this unprecedented time, and hope to see you poolside soon.

Bristol North Swimming Club

Bristol North Swimming Club, founded in 1922.
Providing almost 100 years of passion and expertise in swimming.


Welcome to Bristol North Swimming Club.  A Swim Mark club with over 200 members, Bristol North is one of the most established and recognised competitive clubs in Bristol.

We are a competitive, inclusive, and fun club. We teach children to swim from the age of four, and offer experienced coached squad swimming for all ages. 

We would be thrilled to have you join our team and look forward to helping you reach your swimming goals.

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Our Sport

Swimming has been called the perfect exercise.  It builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness, helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs, tones muscles and builds strength.  Learn more about how we do it at Bristol North.  

Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim

We offer learn to swim classes from the age of 4, with small classes and expert teachers

Progress through our classes to develop water confidence and the basics of key strokes

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We coach all four strokes to prepare swimmers for entry into our competitive squads

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Train to compete in a range of available competitions from aged 8 to 80

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Why join us

Many people say that we are Bristol's friendliest club. We work hard to keep it this way; a close family with shared interests in a terrific sport.

We believe in building an enduring passion for our sport.  We teach our children the value and merit of hard work and its relationship with reward.  But we want our swimmers to stay swimming, and so hard work is balanced with having fun and building lasting friendships.

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