PLEASE NOTE: If you or a member of your household have a cold, fever, anosmia, or any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, you will not be permitted to enter training facilities or to attend training sessions. You should self-isolate for two weeks and you are therefore not permitted to attend training for two weeks.

All COVID19 Documents, timetables and guides can be found under our 'Phasing In' page under COVID-19 Response. You must be signed into to see these pages.

How to Join?

Whether you are new to competitive swimming, or already a member of a club or swim school programme, we will make you very welcome at Maxwell.

If you need more information then please look around the website or contact us via the Contact Us page.


The next step is to arrange a free trial session, as outlined below:-  

For younger swimmers, thinking of joining Maxwell Academy (Silver, Gold or Platinum squads) free trial sessions, lasting one hour, at Stoke Mandeville Stadium (Monday or Wednesday, 6.30 - 7.30pm), or Swan Pool Buckingham (usually Sunday 6pm - 7pm), by invitation only.  Our professional coaches will assess individual needs and allocate swimmers to the correct squad, but other times can be arranged if necessary.  

We recommend that swimmers coming for a trial session are confident swimming in deep water.   Ideally we are looking for swimmers who can comfortably swim a 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 25m Breaststroke and be able to complete four lengths without stopping. We will also look for a strong understanding of butterfly or at least dolphin kick, and an ability to push and glide off the wall with arms straight overhead and hands together, and good kicking ability!

If your swimmer is not quite ready for Maxwell, don't worry! Our coaches will be able to suggest what is required for them to be ready, and will also be able to supply information on where to go.  Maxwell works in strong partnership with Everyone Active at Aqua Vale and Swan Pool, and it may be that your swimmer needs to spend a term in their competitive entry class (the Bronze Academy), or with another local swim school or teacher, in order to develop skills and stamina before stepping up to the Silver Academies run by Maxwell.


Please click for further details on our Academy Squads,  timetable and costs.  


If you are already a competitive swimmer with another club then the Head Coach will invite you to a free trial session at a mutually convenient time, which may involve swimming with the appropriate squad. We may be able to offer Top Up Training should you require additional hours.  Decisions will be made on a case by case basis, in conjunction with the coach at your home club.


To request an invitation to a free trial session please Contact Us.  We will aim to get back to you within 48 hours.  Please try again if you do not hear from us.

Note : If you already swim at Aqua Vale, Stoke Mandeville Stadium or Swan Pool Buckingham then you are welcome to make contact with a Maxwell coach to organise a trial.  But please let us know via the Contact Us button to confirm your trial and ensure the appropriate admin is set up.

When requesting a Trial, please tell us 
- Your name
- Swimmer's name and date of birth 
- Swimming experience to date 
- Where you are looking to swim (i.e. Aylesbury or Buckingham)
- Your email address and contact phone number
- Your ASA number (if you have one and know what it is)

PLEASE NOTE (COVID): You will need to complete COVID-19 Registration prior to a trial session. This is separate to our 'Registration Process' and it is solely focused on COVID-19 protocols and agreements. We will contact you with details about this prior to your trial.

After your free 1 hour session your coach will provide individual feedback and if appropriate allocate an appropriate squad.

When you have successfully completed the trial session please follow the Registration Process to record your details and confirm that you are interested in joining Maxwell. A member of the Admin Team will then contact you to confirm your place and explain the cost structure. This should be a straight forward process, but we are always here to help if necessary.  

As soon as you are registered as a member of Maxwell you will be entitled to wear the Maxwell hat!   

We look forward to welcoming you.