Got a question?
Check out some of our Frequently Asked Questions.
- What does the 90 Day rule mean?
- The rule has no effect on the member’s rights to participate in any internal activities of the new club such as time trials, club training etc.
- The member may compete in any individual event at SwimmingSA meets or club meets, however the member’s new club will not be eligible to earn points in any club point score competition run in conjunction with that meet.
- The swimmer cannot participate in a relay event at SwimmingSA meets or club meets.
- In Meet Manager software for members subject to the 90 they should be listed as unattached.
- My child is registered with a club but when they enter into an event it shows they are unattached?
- What is Come'n'Try?
- squad training
- club meets
- social events
- What are the benefits of being a member?
- Are assured Comprehensive Insurance Cover provided under the Swimming Australia National Insurance Scheme through MARSH 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.
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 – 13 years who have achieved certain standards as well as having their name published on the Swimming Australia website, for more information click HERE
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
Have the opportunity to develop essential life skills to survive amongst Australia’s water friendly culture
- Education and development of resources to support the health and wellbeing of the athletes and their support network has been implemented. It's called Beyond the Black Line and it's available HERE.
Click HERE to download a copy of the Swimming Australia Parents Handbook
Are assured Comprehensive Insurance Cover provided under the Swimming Australia National Insurance Scheme through MARSH Sport
Protected by the Swimming Australia Safe Sport Framework for acceptable behaviour relating to swimmers, coaches, parents, officials and general.
- Free DHS, Working With Children Checks are a benefit for registered financial members of the sport - Register your application HERE
- 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
- Why is my child's membership suspended?
The 90 Day Rules means if a swimmer swaps clubs during the season they swim unattached for 90 days before representing their new club.
Any member of any club may transfer to another club at any time. If a member has transferred during the membership year they become subject to the 90 day rule. This means the member may compete but not represent any club in open or interclub competition for a period of 90 calendar days from the date the transfer is approved by the previous club.
The application of this rule is as follows:
Once a transfer of membership has been approved to another club, the swimmer is unattached to a club for 90 calendar days from the date the transfer is approved. Unattached Swimmers are eligible to swim in SwimmingSA events or club meets as an individual however the member’s new club will not be eligible to earn points in any club point score competitions run in conjunction with the meet. The swimmer cannot participate in a relay event at SwimmingSA meets or club meets.
Swimmers subject to the 90 day rule are listed as unattached in the Meet Manager software.
Come'n'Try is a FREE 30-day trial membership
Join a participating club on Swim Central and access trainings, club nights and selected competition endorsed by SwimmingSA. During the trial you will be able to experience all facets of club swimming from
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;
Click HERE to search for a club near you.
There are a lot of reasons that a membership could be suspended for. The most common reason for your Child/s membership to be suspended is due to the mandatory Parent Membership that must be purchased by the Primary account holder. Please ensure that you have purchased a membership with us on Swim Central.
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.