How to Join Cheddar Kingfishers Swimming Club
We welcome club swimmers looking to move club or do top us sessions with us. Please complete the enquiry form (see below)
For those who have not swum with a club before, it is important that we are able to offer you / your child the swimming experience that is a good fit to your / their ability. We are happy to consider those who are aged 8 or over and have reached stage 8 or higher in the swim scheme. We would expect all at this stage to be able to swim front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke competently and be able to swim several lengths without stopping. Please ask your swimming teacher for advice if you are unsure.
If you are interested in joining us please complete an enquiry form (from the 'Forms/Documents' tab) and email this to our coaching team (address is on the form); we will then invite you/ your child to a one hour trial session with the appropriate squad. We allow all prospective club swimmers to do two trial sessions to assess suitability for our squads before we ask them to join.
If you/ your child have been invited to join the club after successfully completing a trial and being allocated to a suitable squad, you will need to:
1. Download and complete the club membership form (from the 'Forms/Documents' tab) and make the appropriate membership payment (this includes the club membership fee which is used to pay for club expenses and the fee for your Swim England membership).
2. Download and complete the ASA/ Swim England membership form (this is the governing body of English Swimming) (from the 'Forms/Documents' tab) - Category 1 membership is for those who are unlikely to compete, Category 2 is for those who want to compete (and Category 3 is for parent volunteers who go on poolside and help out in competitions etc). If you are not sure which category membership you should get please read this link for more information or contact the coaches http://www.swimming.org/members/club-membership/
3. Set up a direct debit for your monthly swim fees at the sports centre reception - the reception team will need to know which squad you are swimming in.
If you have any questions please contact our Membership Secretary via the Contacts Page.