If you’re interested in joining, the answers to the following questions may help you:
My child would like to try out for club membership …
Every year many children join the club from our swim school and other local schools. We hold regular trials to assess swimmers for membership of the club. For more information regarding the time and dates of assessments please contact our membership secretary, Sally Lowe.
What standard of swimming are the coaches looking for in swimmers joining Poussins?
New swimmers who would like to trial for Poussins will:
- Be able to swim and demonstrate a good technique in 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke
- Be able to swim 25m butterfly (minimum 15m with good dolphin leg kick)
- Be able to dive from side or block
- Be able to do a basic forward roll at the wall
I am already swimming competitively and would like to join the club
In the first instance you should contact our membership secretary, Sally Lowe, who will direct you to our head coach. It would be a good idea to have details of your PB’s to hand in order to assist in determining your current level.
As a new swimmer, you will be assessed by one of the Bishops Stortford Swimming Club competitive squad coaches, depending upon availability. After a short in-water assessment of your swimming ability, you may be invited to join the squad best suited to your level of ability, as decided upon by the assessing coach. This is of course, being subject to there being space in that squad.
As a master looking to join the club will I have to be assessed?
Yes, you will be assessed by a Masters coach. You must have a competitive swimming background and be at the standard the coaching team require to run an effective training session. Please contact our Membership Secretary, Sally Lowe.
I have been offered a squad place – what do I do now?
You’ll need to complete a number of Club membership forms and a Swim England Membership form, and then submit them with your payment to the membership secretary. You can not swim until this process is complete, so that you are covered by the Club’s Swim England insurance policy.
Please ensure that you also provide your Swim England forms. These can be obtained from any of the squad coaches or from the membership secretary. Unfortunately, we are not currently able to provide these Swim England forms as downloads.
The membership secretary will also be able to give you details of our current squad fees and Swim England fees.
When you have completed your pack, please send it to the address shown on the bottom of the commitment form.
You will be given a start date when all your membership forms and fee are handed in. This will normally be one week after receipt of payment and forms, to ensure that you are covered by the club’s Swim England insurance.