Newcastle Staffs Swimming Club

The home of Performance Swimming In Staffordshire

SwimMark Club

The Joining Process Explained

Come Along for a Trial

All swimmers wishing to join the club must first attend a trial. This is as much for our coaches to assess your skills and aptitude to learn, as it is for you to check us out and to decide whether Newcastle is the right club for you. The trial will give you a feel for the type of training we offer as well as meeting the swimmers in your lane and your squad. Sometimes, it may be necessary to arrange a second trail in a different squad to ensure we match your ability.  We offer a maximum of three free trial sessions. To request a trial, please click the button below.

Securing Your Place

Sometimes, we will ask you to join a waiting list if the squad is full. We ask you to be patient and we will contact you as soon as a place becomes available. Our swimmers are continually being assessed and progression to the next squad allows room for new entrants.

The Joining Process

After a successful trial, we will offer you a place in the Academy or in one of our other squads, depending on ability. 

In order to secure your place, we will ask you to enrol as a club member and to become a member of our governing body, Swim England. Details of current fees are available in 'Members Area' on the main menu. 


Newcastle is managed entirely by volunteers for the benefit of all its members. Everyone involved in the running of the club gives their time freely to create opportunities for our swimmers. This means that all of your fees go towards pool hire, coaching costs and essential expenses. Without volunteers, our club would not run. 

We expect all of our families to support their club and their swimmer(s) in some way by volunteering. Whatever your skills, interests or available time, there will be a role for you at Newcastle. No prior knowledge of swimming is required. We will guide and support you in your role, be it as a member of the committee or selling programmes on gala day. 

To find out more about the volunteering roles available, please click 'Contact Us' below.