At Brockworth new members are always welcome, whatever your age or ability. The club regularly competes in competitions all over the country, ranging from north to south, including friendly galas and leagues, county competitions, the South-West Regional Championships or even National Competitions.
Up to 5 training sessions are available a week and we believe in flexibility for you. Unlike some other local clubs, we don't tell you which sessions you must attend every week, and we won't restrict your pool time just because you can't make every session due to other commitments. All we ask is that you inform a coach.
You won't be treated any differently whether you attend 2 sessions a week (our minimum requirement except for pre-swim club) or every session - we consider each swimmer to be important and aim to develop everyone to their full potential regardless of their attendance.
The best way to enquire about a new membership is to come along to Brockworth Sports Centre at 5pm on a Sunday for information and to undergo a water test to assess your ability and suitability for competitive swimming. Please use our contact form to arrange a water test or if you have any other queries.
Becoming a member at Brockworth costs just £25 for a whole year or £40 for a joint membership for two. If there are more than two of you, simply add £10 for each additional swimmer onto the price for joint membership e.g. 4 members would be £60. Membership lasts for an entire swimming season (September to August), and is paid in September for existing members or when you first join the club as a new member.
The amount you pay for your training depends on how many sessions you attend per week, and which squad you are placed in. After your water test session, you will be placed in one of the squads by our coaches, depending on your ability. You will end up training with other swimmers at the same level as you, so you won't be alone! The 4 squads are named as follows: Pre-Swim, Junior 1, Junior 2 and Senior.
Upon joining your squad in the club you will receive a guide to the squad you have been placed in, which will detail its training times, fees and information on any competitions which may be available.
Training sessions are charged at £4 per session, but to encourage people to swim more often to improve their swimming further, there are generous discounts available.
Training fees can be paid as and when suits you - weekly, fortnightly or monthly - via cash or cheque. Payment is taken by Sharon Tuck - the club's treasurer - and she can be found at most (if not all) evening training sessions at Brockworth.
Finally, there's ASA fees. The ASA Category 2 membership costs £33 per swimmer currently and lasts for a swimming year (January to December). This is usually arranged towards the beginning of the season, and is administered through the club.
ASA membership is mandatory for insurance purposes and is essential if you wish to compete in the full range of swimming competitions, such as the County Championships, South-West Regional Championships or British National Championships including team competitions. Certain open meets may also need ASA membership.
Obviously, it is strongly recommended that you purchase ASA membership as it will make the full range of galas and competitions available to you. Meet organisers who require the membership will refuse entry into a competition if you do not have it.