People become a club member of Swim England through an English Club.

They do not apply themselves. Your club’s Registration Officer uses the Swim England Online Membership System (OMS) to register members.

There are three main categories of annual club membership:

  1. Club Train,
  2. Club Compete, and
  3. Club Support.

Club Train membership (used to be called Category/Cat 1)
This is for individuals who are part of a club and are learning to swim or are swimming at any level within the club network.

It is not for people who compete in open competition in any sport, unless the event has an exemption under Swim England Law or is designated as Low Level Competition.

Club Compete membership (used to be called Category/Cat 2)
Club Compete is the biggest category as it is for people who want to compete and be part of a structured competitive pathway.

It is for club members who want to compete in competitions not exempted under Swim England law, or designated as Low Level Competition.

Club Support membership (used to be called Category/Cat 3)
Club Support is for anyone involved in a club who isn’t covered by Club Train or Club Compete, such as volunteers, coaches and teachers.


You can find out more about Swim England Membership by going to their website here - SWIM ENGLAND MEMBERSHIP