Stroud Masters is a swimming club for anyone 18 or over in the Stroud area… although if you’re 18 or over and regularly in the area you’re just as welcome to join us too.

Jack Powis,Mark Partridge,Jessica Wooddisse,Mark Barrett

Today’s club formed in 2006, but we can trace our roots back to at least 1905 (see our history page).

Stroud Swimming Club 1935

We believe in equality, equity and respect, irrespective of any difference in age, sexual orientation, gender, faith, ethnic origin, nationality, or any other grounds. And you’ll soon see that we come in all shapes and sizes. If you can’t see a likeness in our photos, it’s not because you are not welcome, it just that you haven’t joined us yet 😊.

We participate in swimming (pools and open water). Some of our sessions are coach led, and others are facilitated by one of a small group of our fantastic members. If you’d like, you may even be able to join some of our members who enjoy competing in events – and the après swim that goes with it – that take place all over the world e.g. Fina World Championships, and the World Transplant Games.

Whether you are looking to swim socially, you’re starting out, returning from a long break e.g. due to work/family commitments, or fancy your hand at competition – local or further afield – we’ve something for you.

We think of ourselves as the small friendly club with a big presence. We try to cater for everyone and are always looking to improve. So, if you want to get wet, get active, and meet new friends, come, and say ‘hi’. Oh, and as the first three swims are on us (a kind of ‘try before you buy’) what have you got to lose?