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PLEASE READ THE BELOW INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE ENQUIRING ABOUT A CLUB TRIAL

We will be holding Nemo Squad Trials on the following dates for 2018: Following the initial trial, the swimmers will have two further trials with West Suffolk Swimming Club, before becoming a full club member.

  • Sunday 1st July (subsequent trial dates: Sun 15th and Sun 22nd July). Swimmer will sign up from the 1st September (summer break through August)
  • Sunday 25th November (subsequent trial dates: Sun 9th and Sun 16th December). Swimmer will sign up from the 1st January (no training Sun 2nd December and Christmas break end of December)
  1. Fill in the online form in order to request a trial - please include in the comments box; swimmers date of birth, current swimming ability level (e.g stage reached within a swim scheme) and location (Bury St Edmunds or Haverhill area) OR if they are moving from another swimming club, please give an indication of pb times over a variety of events. This will be directed to the club coaches and will give them an idea of the current level of the swimmer
  2. The Development coach (Debbie Roberts - development@westsuffolkswimming.co.uk) will offer the parent a trial date and email a trial form (which will need to be completed online and emailed back to the coach prior to the trial date)
  3. On the initial trial date (week 1), a decision will be made whether the swimmer is at the required standard to join the club and will be assigned to a training group
  4. Swimmer will be invited for two further trials - weeks 2 and 3
  5. Following week 2, the WSSC Membership Officer (Hui-Imm Clarke - membership@westsuffolkswimming.co.uk) will email a membership pack with a specific WSSC ID and standing order form that will need to be completed and taken to the bank to set up the monthly squad payment
  6. Week 3 - the Head Coach (Dan Pilbrow) will give a brief presentation to any Nemo squad parents during the 3rd session AND take the joining fee & ASA fee via PayPal card machine
  7. The coaches will inform the Membership Officer that the swimmer is fully signed up and that they will commence membership, with payment starting from the 1st of the following month
  8. No swimmers will be allowed to complete a trial, without having first filled in the online form OR until the joining fee and ASA fees have been received