Welcome to MAD Swimming Club!

We are located in the heart of Matlock - in the County of Derbyshire.  We have the Peak District at our fingertips and sometimes venture out of the pool and onto land, training with our members.  We pride ourselves in our inclusivity at Matlock; nurturing those who wish to compete whilst supporting great swimmers who want to be part of our swimming family. 

We are a Community Club, 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; a 25m 8-lane competition pool with a moveable floor.

We have many members at a variety of stages in their development and boast a strong over 18 group - the Masters (some whom really are masters of the swim technique, and others who laugh at the notion of the name and just enjoy improving technique whilst swimming sets).  If you are interested in joining us, then please read about our trials.

The club encourages competitive swimming and as such, the training sessions are programmed around these competitions. We host a number of galas and events at Matlock which every member would enjoy; look at our events section to see what we offer.

Our coaches are fully trained and experienced; keen to develop the swimmers and enhance their stroke and speed.  During the lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, the coaches delivered regular land training sessions to ensure our members core strength and conditioning were kept to a high standard. In addition to this, the coaches mailed out challenges for all members to complete!  Amazing!  See our Swim Support section for a taste of what they share with swimmers.

Finally - if you have read this far, you might want to join us as a volunteer or staff member at MAD Swimming Club. If so, please do look at the roles available and contact us.

Members - get the app!

If you are a member, you will be able to download and use the app - in your appstore look for 'SwimClub Manager'.