Joining Team Bath AS

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


Trials for our squads are arranged for swimmers who possess the appropriate skill levels. Trials allow us to determine swimmers’ current ability, and provides 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 for 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 so that they can continue their development in a club environment.

For swimmers moving from other clubs

Swimmers who have already been involved in competitive swimming with another club will be asked for some 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 a partnership club, then please let the coaching staff at your present club know that you are intending to contact us. This simple courtesy will help to avoid any unnecessary embarrassment that may be caused if you do not make them aware of what your intentions are.

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

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

For more information, email our membership secretary.