Benefits of being a Member

Why join a Swimming SA club?

By being a member of a local swimming club in SA, you are now part of a team that provides SA with an enjoyable, safe and healthy environment to develop swimming skills and promote an active lifestyle.

Swimming clubs generate a lot of community support throughout Australia and encourage Australians to get active and participate in local sport. Australia is known world-wide for our outstanding swimming performances in Olympic and Commonwealth Games and World Swimming championship arenas.

So as part of the Swimming SA team you have the opportunity to provide your kids the environment to encourage and develop the skills of Australians’ swimming stars of the future just have a look below;

Swimmers:

  • Receive a New Member Kit on arrival to your club – a welcome pack for new members including parent information booklets, personal best time record booklet, nutritional information, a welcome letter signed by an elite athlete, a swim cap and mesh bag

     Click here to download a copy of the Swimming Australia Parents Handbook

  • Have the opportunity to form long lasting friendships with other swimmers, parents, officials, coaches etc as part of a team, especially at club nights or at other club carnivals, while participating in a sport they enjoy
  • Experience all levels of competition - swimmers have the opportunity to attend regular club nights, weekend club carnivals, Area Championships, State Championships (including Multi-Class competitions) and National Championships
  • Receive support, assistance and other development opportunities for Multi-Class swimmers from Swimming SA, Swimming Australia and Disability Sporting Associations
  • Receive talent development through State Development Squads
  • Receive access to the National Search Results Database for all you child's swimming results and identification within the swimming community
  • Have the opportunity to be selected in the Junior Excellence Program – recognising athletes from 9 – 16 years who have achieved certain standards as well as having their name published on the Swimming SA and Swimming Australia website
  • Have the opportunity to develop essential life skills to survive amongst Australia’s water friendly culture
  • Are assured Comprehensive Insurance Cover provided under the Swimming Australia National Insurance Scheme through JLT Sport
  • Are assured Qualified and Trained Officials officiate at all meets run under the Swimming SA Competition Structure
  • Protected by the Swimming Australia Safe Sport Framework for acceptable behaviour relating to swimmers, coaches, parents, officials and general spectators

 

Non-Swimmers (Parents/Guardians):

  • Identification in the swimming community as being part of the Swimming SA team while supporting your child in a sport that they enjoy
  • Opportunity to become accredited as a Swimming SA and Swimming Australia Accredited Technical Official under the National Officiating Scheme. Ongoing training, education and re-accreditation opportunities are also available
  • Access to the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) with information and resources on becoming involved in coaching
  • Opportunity to form long lasting friendships with other swimmers, parents, officials, coaches etc as part of a team, especially at club nights or at other club carnivals, while participating in a sport they enjoy
  • Are assured Comprehensive Insurance Cover provided under the Swimming Australia National Insurance Scheme through JLT Sport 
  • Protected by the Swimming Australia Safe Sport Framework for acceptable behaviour relating to swimmers, coaches, parents, officials and general.

 

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