Powerlifting is the sport of maximal strength testing involving the Squat, Bench and Deadlift.

Swindon Barbell is home of muliple British Champion Charlie Shotton-Gale and World Silver medalist Helen Toms, both of whom coach within the club.

We are affilliated with British Powerlifting, the drug-free powerlifting association affiliated to the IPF which in turn is under the umbrella of AIMS, recognised by the IOC.

Swindon Barbell aims to promote Powerlifting as a competitive sport but also as a Strength specific training tool for those already competing in other sports, or for those simply wishing to improve their health.