Joining Team Bath AS

If you wish to join Team Bath AS, please check the Academy Swimming and Performance Swimming pages to learn more.

You can also email our membership secretary.


Trials for our squads are arranged for swimmers with the appropriate skill levels. Trials allow us to determine swimmers’ current ability and provide an opportunity for potential swimmers and their parents/carers to gain an insight into the club.

At Team Bath AS we are committed to long-term athlete development, and our club is structured to provide training groups that cater to swimmers with this in mind. We have a unique pathway to enable swimmers to progress from the grassroots to the very top competitive levels of our sport.

For swimmers moving from the University of Bath Swimming Programme

The University of Bath Swimming Programme will refer selected swimmers directly to the Team Bath AS Academy Swimming Squad to continue their development in a club environment.

For swimmers moving from other clubs

Swimmers from other clubs who have experienced competitive swimming will be asked for background information regarding their current level of training and competition. If they are suitable, the swimmers will be offered a trial in a group that we feel is most suited to their needs.

If your swimmer currently belongs to any of our partnership clubs, please speak to your head coach so that they can refer your swimmer to Team Bath AS.

If you are already a competitive swimmer but don’t belong to a partnership club, please let the coaching staff at your present club know that you are intend to contact us. This simple courtesy will help avoid any unnecessary embarrassment that may be caused if you do not make them aware of your intentions.

For swimmers from other swimming programmes, including other aquatic disciplines, sports, and school programmes

We welcome inquiries from swimmers engaged in other swimming programmes and encourage links with schools. Again, please let your existing club, school, or group know that you plan to contact us about joining or supplementing current training.