How do I join?

Thank you for showing an interest in swimming with Elmbridge Phoenix Swimming Club for fitness, competition, and fun. The waiting list for trials has now been re-opened with a view to holding trials over the summer. If successful, we expect the swimmers to begin training at the start of the new term, September 2022.

Ideally, we prefer swimmers to have reached a minimum standard of stage 7 or 8 via a swimming lesson programme before applying for a trial but we do take swimmers, aged 6-8, who may not have achieved this level. As a minimum swimmers need to be able to swim

- 25-50m Front Crawl & Backstroke

- 25m Breaststroke

- 25m Butterfly (dolphin kick)

- perform a forward roll or tumble turn and a dive (minimum kneeling dive)

The purpose of these trials is to ensure that the swimmer is placed in the correct training group for their ability and development. At the trial the coach will ask each child to complete one length (25m) of the following strokes: · Front Crawl · Backstroke · Breaststroke · Butterfly (basic only required) · a forward roll/tumble turn and dive

The process is slightly different if you are interested in transferring from another club. Invitation to trial for Club transfers will be dependent on the swimmers age and ability. Please complete a new joiner form, state you are a club transfer & provide as much information as possible about the swimmers current squad & training levels. A Club transfer DOES NOT include swimmers who are enrolled on a learn to swim programme at a school, gym or local leisure centre.

You will be informed as soon as possible after the trial whether you have been successful. If you are successful you will receive information regarding which swimming group you will be in, together with details of start date, squad timetable and cost. A joining fee will be charged with your first month's fees. This place in the club will be held for a period of two weeks. If the place is not taken up during this period, your child will have to re-trial for his/her place at the next trial date.

Unfortunately, we are unable to defer joining membership. If you are unsuccessful, we will give you pointers for improvement. Please feel free to retrial when you have addressed those points. Please complete the form here if you are interested in taking part in a trial. 

Please complete the online form below to register your interest in joining EPSC.