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Join a Swim Club

 

How to join

New Members - How to Register Guide

Joining up with a swim club as either a swimmer or a non-swimmer is easy and can be done online, just head to the Member Portal for further instructions!

Check out the "find a swim club" directory.

 

FAQs for Swimmers

What will I need to do once I join?
Most clubs will hold regular training sessions for your convenience. Each new member will be assessed based on skill and stamina and then recommended a squad, within the club, to be a part of. New club members are then encouraged to attend these sessions, to improve their technique, endurance and overall swimming ability.

A majority of clubs also run social events and club nights, which provide opportunities to race your fellow club mates, in a fun environment. For those who enjoy competing, there are also a number of club events, plus local, regional and State meets conducted by Swimming Tasmania that allow you to race against other individuals throughout the State and to represent your club, together with your club team.

How Much? 
You will be charged a small fee in order to join a swimming club. This will cover the membership to the club and Swimming Tasmania and Swimming Australia registration, insurance and administration expenses. Club fees will vary slightly from club to club.

What else will I need to pay for?
Goggles are always an ideal purchase for a new swimmer. Goggles help you see clearly under water and protect your eyes from the chlorine in the pool.

The training sessions that the club provides may also need to be paid for. There is also a small fee for some events to assist with their running and to raise funds for the club. Remember, most clubs are run by volunteers giving up their time.

If you get serious about your swimming, you may like to purchase fins, paddles and a pull buoy to assist your training. It is always best however to check with your coach regarding the appropriate equipment to use before purchasing it. Many clubs will supply all the equipment necessary.

What about the winter months? 
As with any sport, not practicing swimming can be detrimental to both one’s skill level and also fitness level. It is important that swimmers continue to practise their skills/technique, regardless of the climate, as this is most beneficial to a swimmer’s development. As a general rule, indoor pools are heated and therefore, if your child is training at an indoor pool, the weather should have a minimal impact on their swimming development.

 

Staying Involved

There are numerous activities within the club environment that swimmers or parents can do, once settled into the sport of swimming. Some of these include:

  1. Join the club’s team of volunteers: cook the BBQ; maintain equipment; raise money; be a team manager; write the newsletter; join the committee; be a car pool driver; sell programs, etc. Most clubs are operating thanks to the tireless help of volunteers. Swimming Tasmania thanks the hardworking group of volunteers throughout all swimming clubs in the State.
  2. Officiating: become a Timekeeper, Referee, Starter, or Announcer, to assist your club in running their meets.
  3. Coaching: Swimming Tasmania together with the educational division of the Australian Swim Coaches and Teachers association (ASCTA), conducts numerous coaching courses throughout the year.
  4. Competition: there are numerous competitions for swimmers to test themselves against the clock.

 

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