Welcome to MAD Swimming Club!

We are a community club located in the heart of Matlock, we train at The Arc ran by Freedom Leisure.  We are lucky to use their state of the art 8-lane facility. We offer teaching and coaching for swimmers who can swim 25m and we pride ourselves on our inclusivity at Matlock; nurturing those who wish to compete, whilst supporting swimmers who just want to be part of our swimming family. Matlock and District have a wide range of sessions available, to allow flexibility and sustainability within your swimming. Training is available on Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday and Sundays. Morning training is also available.

We have many members at various stages in their development and have a strong group of adults. The adult’s section of the club has a mixture of swimmers from beginners to triathlete to National Champions. There is something for everyone and it is a great opportunity to meet new people. If you are interested in joining us, then please read about our taster sessions.

Our coaches/teachers are fully qualified. Matlock and District hold their Swim Mark Stronger Affiliation standard with Swim England. Matlock and District work alongside Freedom Leisure on a Wednesday to offer a transition from Freedom swimming lessons into club swimming, all with the aim of a long aquatic journey and a love of swimming for life.

Swimming offers not just health and fitness benefits, but supports mental well-being. Matlock and District works hard with the teenagers and young adults, supporting swimmers to gain qualifications and industry standard awards, whilst at the club, such as lifeguard and teaching qualifications.

Matlock and District was formed in 1938 when the pool in Matlock was the outdoor Lido!  In the 1960's, we were able to swim with a roof on the pool and in 2011 we relocated to the new state of the art facility at the Arc. The club committee has always been run by volunteers and we are always recruiting new helpers; it a great way to give back to the community. Come and join the team.