Join A Club

Join A Club

Swimming is Australia’s favourite sport and it’s no surprise why! Here in the sunshine state it goes without saying that not only is swimming an essential life skill, but joining a club can be a great way to stay active and get social in your community.

After learning the important skills of swimming through learn-to-swim lessons, many children love to continue developing their skills and making new friends by joining a local club.

Every swimming club will be slightly different, offering different activities and participation opportunities. Most clubs will hold regular training sessions, generally grouped as ‘squads’ according to skill level and/or age. Training sessions are a great opportunity for swimmers to build fitness, skills, and technique. Many clubs also run social activities and club nights, which provide a great introduction to racing, encouraging members to have a great time in the pool with their peers. As well as what your Club has to offer, there are also heaps of additional benefits of being a member of a Swimming Queensland (SQ) Club.

When you join as a competitive member, you’ll be able to compete in Inter-Club meets, which are a great opportunity to race against swimmers from other clubs and qualify to compete at Regional, State or National Championships.

If you're interested in being part of a club, your first step is to join a Swimming Queensland Club. Our Clubs are spread throughout our seven regions; Brisbane, Central Queensland, Darling Downs, Far North Queensland, Gold Coast, North Queensland and Wide Bay. Because each club will be different we always recommend touching base with your local Club to find out what they offer.

You can find a local club and their contact details using the Swim Finder.

Ready to join?

We’ve outlined all you need to know about joining a Swimming Queensland Club below.

  • Find a Club
  • If you are ready to start swimming all you need to do is find a club; you can find one that is near you using the Swim Finder.

    The Swim Finder allows you to find clubs by entering your postcode or suburb, so you can see what's on offer in your local area.

    From here, you’ll be able to contact the club directly and start your swimming journey. Remember, it's always best to visit any prospective club, before joining online, to make sure it will suit you.

  • Types of Membership
  • There are various different membership types available, so that you can be involved in your local swimming club the way you want.

    National Swimmer
    This category applies to those competitive swimmers, aged 10 years or older (as at 1 June), who intend to compete at a National Championships (e.g. National Open Water, National Age Championships, National Open Championships, Australian Trials etc.).

    Youth Swimmer
    This category applies to those competitive swimmers, aged 10 years or older (as at 1 June), who intend to compete at meets from inter club up to and including State Championships. 

    Junior Swimmer
    This category applies to those swimmers who are 9 years of age or younger (as at 1 June), and are at any level of their swimming journey (e.g. training and club nights only, or competing at inter club meets).

    Recreational Swimmer
    This category applies to any swimmer who wishes to only participate within their own clubs environment (e.g. training and club nights) and doesn't wish to attend any inter club meets.

    Coach a membership for accredited coaches, if they wish to be a member of the club.

    Accredited Technical Official a free membership for all Accredited Technical Officials.

    Parent a free membership for parents of swimmers with the club. 

    Non-Swimmer a membership for someone who doesn't fit into the above categories but still wishes to be a non swimming member of the club.

    Come n Try Swimmer an automatically expiring trial membership available for brand new swimmers, of any age, to trial intra-club activities (e.g. training and club nights); valid for 30 days from purchase.

    Second Claim Swimmer a free membership that allows a swimmer, registered with a SQ club, to be a member of a second club, in a recreational capacity (training and club nights only).

  • How to Join
  • Once you have found a club near you using the Swim Finder, you can join by completing the registration process through Swim Central. But don’t forget, because each club is different we always recommend touching base with your chosen club directly, and paying them a visit, before joining online.

    Ready to get started?
    Join a swimming club today!

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