Join Us / Free Trial

There has never been a better opportunity to join one of the leading swimming clubs in the area with a proven track record of developmental and competitive success across all age groups. We cater for a broad range of abilities providing competitive swimming opportunities from internal fun events, local leagues, county championships all the way to regional and national championships.

Aquabears will always offer a trial to any age of swimmer from 7/8 years old and after the trial every swimmer will be provided feedback from our qualified coaches on the next steps.


For queries of a general nature, please contact


If you would like to arrange a trial:

1. Click to download and complete the Trial Application Form.  

(Note: the form works better on a laptop/computer.  On a mobile phone/tablet the form defaults to HTML which is not editable.  To edit on a mobile, select 'Open with' and then select either Word, Pages or Google Docs and then the form should be editable.  Alternatively - fill in manually and take a photo and attach to an email.)

2. Please click on this TRIAL REQUEST email link and attach a completed trial request form to the email.  Our trials coordinator will then reach out to you to follow-up or arrange a trial. 

3. We will then be in touch to arrange a trial or request further information.  Please note that the club is run by volunteers and responses can take a couple of days.

4. We aim to run trials on Sundays from 10am at Castleton Pool, Manchester road, Rochdale (OL11 3AF).