Joining FAQs

How do I join Maxwell?

The best way to join Maxwell Swim Club is by filling out the trial sign up form, either our Head Coach or Lead Academy Coach will then contact you to arrange a date for your free trial session.

Who can I contact for more information?

You can either Contact Us via our website or you can contact one of our administrators who will guide you with more information on the club, our trials process and anything else you have a query about.

Who are the administrators?

Our club administrators include our Head Coach, Noel Horton, our Academy Lead Coach, Ally Brewer, our administrator, Lewis Baybutt and our treasurer, Sue Ashworth. Our Head Coach, Noel, will be who you will be in contact with regarding setting up a trial in one of our Age Group or Performance squads. Our administrator, Lewis, will contact you regarding any admin needed to be done for trial sessions in one of our Age Group or Performance squads. Our Lead Academy Coach, Ally, will contact you regarding setting up a trial in our Academy, she will also contact you regarding admin needed to be done for your trial session and joining the club. Our treasurer, Sue Ashworth will contact you if your trial session has been successful, and you have completed our club registration, to welcome you to Maxwell and discuss any intial fees but also provide you wish membership and squad fees going forward, as well as key information such as kit and equipment.

Do you teach swimming?

We do not teach how to swim or teach swimming on the Swim England Learn to Swim programme. We advise that if you are in the local area you go to Everyone Active for swimming lessons in line with the Swim England Learn to Swim programme, then when you are ready to transition to Maxwell, our coaches and administrators will make this as smoother process as possible.

How do our trial sessions work?

We run our trial sessions whenever convinent for you inline with our squad training timetable. Based on information you give us when signing up for your trial, we will assign you a squad for your trial session and then our coaches will make a decision based how your session goes in terms of the squad we can put you in providing you still want to join.

Who are the coaches?

Our senior coaching team is made up of our Head Coach, Noel Horton, who will organise trials with you for Age Group and Performance Squads, our Assistant Head Coach, Sophie Elgar, who is in charge of our Aylesbury County and Regional Age Group squads, our Buckingham Lead Coach, Bill Elgar, who is in charge of our Buckingham County and Regional Age Group squads but also overlooks the other squads training at our Buckingham training facilities, our Senior Lead Coach Danielle Richards, who is in charge of our Platinum and Junior Development squads, coaching the Aylesbury Platinum and JD squads whilst managing the scheme of work and overlooking the two squads at both Aylesbury and Buckingham. Ally Brewer, our Academy Lead Coach is also on the senior coaching team and manages our Academy squads at both Aylesbury and Buckingham. 

Our coaching team is also made up of our junior coaches some of which are squad specific coaches who you will meet on your journey through Maxwell.

Read more about our coaches.