Joining United Swimming Club

Thank you for your interest in joining United.  Please follow these simple steps to join either United’s competitive squads or Multi-sport (non-competitive) squad.

Membership Declation

As a member of United Swimming Club you agree to be bound by the terms of the Membership Declaration and these are set out in this link Please take the time to read and understand these.

Joining a competitive training squad

1.  Free assessment 

The first step is for your swimmer to have a free swimming assessment with one of our coaches.  This assessment enables us to determine the most appropriate squad for your swimmer by understanding their current swimming level, discussing what their goals are and answering any questions that you or your swimmer have.

All assessments are undertaken  at the Epsom Aquatic Centre, located off Silver Road in Epsom.  To organise a convenient time for your assessment please contact our Club Adminstartor - Henriette Smeets - by email or phone/txt Henriette on 021 488 112.  If you are emailing or txting please provide your swimmer’s name, age and the day you would like to come for an assessment. 

We understand that deciding to join a club is an important decision and that your swimmer wants to be sure that United is the right choice for them.  Sometimes it can be difficult to determine this based on one assessment.  Therefore, if required, we can accommodate your swimmer trialling with our training squads; please discuss this option with the coach when your swimmer has their assessment.

2.  Squad confirmation

After your assessment, teh coach will advise you which squad is most appropriate for your swimmer and whether there are available spaces in that squad.  If there is an available space then please move onto step 3 below.  If the relevant squad is currently full then we will place your swimmer on the waiting list and advise you as soon as a space becomes available.

3.  Documentation

The next step that you need to do is to complete and return the following documents:

Club registration form

Please complete the club registration form which is on this google form. This form includes confirmation that you accept the Membership Declaration and these are set out in this link   Please take the time to read and understand these.

Swimming NZ Registration and MyPage

To enter competitions your swimmer needs to be register with Swimming NZ and this is done through Swimming NZ's MyPage - the steps to do this are at this link

When you register your swimmer on The Swimming NZ constitution entitles them to provide your contact details to third parties for marketing and promotional purposes.  

Transfer form

If you are already a member of a club that is eirther affiliated to Auckland Swimming (ASA) or to another regional association in New Zealand, then you are required to request Swimming NZ to transfer your membership to United.  This can be done on MyPage on the Swimming NZ web site. There will be a fee payable for the transfer.

4.  Fees and uniform

When your squad has been confirmed and you have completed the required club registration forms you will be emailed an invoice with the membership and training fees - these are summarised under Programmes and Timetables in the Members' section of this website.  These fees are required to be paid before your swimmer commences training with United. Welcome to United!  

5.  Other useful information and links

Uniforms

All United members that enter competitive swim meets are required to wear United uniform.  Please read the uniform policy, which also includes a link to the order form for all the uniform items.

Other useful links:

  Entering a swim meet

  Swimming NZ Parent Handbook 

  ASA competitive swimming structure

  Timetable

  Auckland Swimming

  Takeyourmarks

  Swiminfo

 

Joining the multi-sport squad

1.  Free assessment and trial

As with the competitive squads, the first step is to bring your swimmer in for a free swimming assessment and trial to ensure that this squad is appropriate for your swimmer. 

This squad trains at the Epsom Aquatic Centre located off Silver Road, Epsom from 7-8am on each of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the school term.  You are welcome to bring your swimmer in for a free trial on any of these mornings; please contact our Club Adminstartor - Henriette Smeets - by email or phone/txt Henriette on 021 488 112 to let us know what day you will be coming in for an assessment and/or trial.  If you are emailing or txting please provide your swimmer’s name, age.

2.  Squad confirmation

After your free assessment and trial, the coach will advise you if this squad is appropriate for your swimmer and whether there are available spaces in this squad.  If there is an available space then please move onto step 3 below.  If the squad is currently full then we will place your swimmer on the waiting list and advise you as soon as a space becomes available.

3.  Documentation and Fees

The next step is to complete the club registration form which is on this google form. This form includes confirmation that you accept the Membership Declaration and these are set out in this link   Please take the time to read and understand these.

When you have completed the required club registration form you will be emailed an invoice with the training fees; these are summarised under Programmes and Timetables in the Members’ section of this website.  These fees are required to be paid before your swimmer commences training with United.  Multi-squad members are not required to pay club membership fees unless they start entering competitions. Welcome to United!