It starts here:
Thank you for showing an interest in swimming with Elmbridge Phoenix Swimming Club for fitness, competition and fun. The benefits of swimming include building up your knowledge on safety, improved health, stamina, strength and meeting new people. As with all sports the more you put into the sport, the more you will get out of it.
The club holds trials for new members throughout the year - either ad hoc or more formally in larger groups. At present most of our squads are full so we are currently not trialing any new swimmers unless they are transferring from another Swim England or International Club. We still encourage you to complete the new joiners form as we will invite swimmers to trial as places become available.
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:
The process is slightly different if you are interested in transferring from another club.
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.
Update July 2019 - At present most of our squads are full. The earliest that we will be holding the next trial will be September 2019 unless they are transferring from another Swim England or International Club. Please do complete the joiners form below and we will contact you as soon as we are able to offer you a trial
Please complete the attached form to apply for a trial. Fill out my online form