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Requesting a swimming trial

We expect swimmers wishing to join our club to have completed at least Stage 6 on the Swimming Development program and, ideally, to be 7-9 years old. The older the swimmer the higher the standard we would expect as they would often need to start in a higher training group. We do consider swimmers outside this age range if they are already swimming competitively, or at a high enough level, or if they show exceptional potential.

If you would like to request an invitation for your swimmer to attend our next new members swimming taster session, please complete the online form below and click SEND. Our New Members Secretary will get back in touch with you directly.

Please enter details about your swimmer’s ability as fully as possible  including their current stage in swimming lessons. This information helps our coaches to make the trial appropriate. 

    At the club we hold taster sessions every quarter throughout the year. These fall on the middle Saturday of:


    Trial requests are taken throughout the period, and confirmations sent to interested swimmers for the next available session.

    Please note…

    Swimming is a sport that requires a lot of dedication to reach your potential and we expect great commitment from our swimmers and those wishing to join the club. This is a commitment to not only training but also to competing at swimming galas here in Alnwick or at different locations around the county and country, depending on the level our swimmers reach.

    Our aim is to give swimmers every opportunity to develop their skills and fitness so that they can reach their potential both as swimmers and as all-round sportspeople.

    At the club we believe the joys of swimming should be available to all, irrespective of financial situation. If swimmers are successfully offered a place at the club, we do have support provisions for people on low/moderate incomes, available via the committee should it be needed.