Bury & Elton Amateur Swimming Club was founded in 1893, and swam out of the old Bury’s Victorian public baths, which was situated in St Mary’s Place, Bury. The building itself was built in 1864 and served B&E well until 1976. It was in 1976 that B&E’s new home of the Castle Leisure Centre was built and until this date has been our new base.
The club presently has in excess of 150 members ranging from beginners to the more experienced and senior swimmers. One of the pleasing aspects for the club is that not only do we have varying abilities and ages but we also have a diverse membership enforcing our modern day approach to inclusivity.
The club presently train four time a week under the guidance of our Head Coach Mr. John Bennett. The main club sessions being that of a Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon with two quieter sessions on a Monday and Friday evening, where at these sessions a more in-depth technical instruction and improvement to techniques are imparted to the club members.