Joining Chalfont Otters

We hold regular assessments for swimmers interested in joining Chalfont Otters

To sign up for an assessment or just to find out more about the club can offer, please email us at [email protected]

Bring along a copy of the completed Application Form to your assessment.

Sample welcome letter (for swimmers)

Sample welcome letter (for parents)


Do you enjoy swimming? Would you like to swim more?

Chalfont Otters Swimming Club are always on the lookout for swimmers who are interested in joining their local Swimming Club.

We are a local competitive amateur swimming club. It is supported via subscription fees, a highly qualified coaching team and volunteer committee members. Established in 1978, it continues to go from strength to strength with over 300 swimmers. In the past two years, we are very proud to have had several national swimmers and national champions. Our junior squads also comprise some of the top swimmers in the country and many have leading regional and county times.

As part of the local community, we would like to assist pupils at local schools to improve their swimming ability and get a taster of what club swimming is like. We have had a number of swimmers join the club via this pathway and move on to swim at all competitive levels. We are therefore inviting swimmers to become part of the club through this route. 


Assessment times

We generally hold assessments once a month at Maltman’s Green School, Maltmans Lane, Gerrards Cross, SL9 8RR.

If you are unavailable on the date and time provided, we may be able to organise an alternative time. If you are interested but are nervous about the idea of an assessment, you are welcome to take an opportunity to watch and get an idea of what is involved.


Minimum ability level

  • Water confident
  • 15m front crawl
  • 15m backstroke

If your swimming ability is of a high enough level to join the main body of the club, offers will also be made accordingly following the assessment.

Refer to the Squad Descriptions page for an idea of the criteria for each squad.  The decision on which part of the club new members join is made by the head coach. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].