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Woking Swimming Club – New Members Trials




Anyone wanting to join Woking Swimming Club, including already competitive swimmers, should follow the instructions below and we’ll get back to you about the next step. If you have any questions about joining that aren’t answered below, please send an email to our New Members Team.

For children born between April 2013 and March 2017

What are we looking for?

Depending on your child’s age we will have a minimum expectation of ability:

5 and 6 year olds are expected to be able to swim basic front crawl and backstroke.

7 year olds are expected to be able to swim front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.

For older swimmers, as well as good stroke technique in front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke, we have target swimming times. If your child is not achieving the times below then they are unlikely to be suitable for our competitive swimming squads:

8 year old expectations for 1 length of a 25m pool:

Freestyle – 24 seconds, Backstroke – 27 seconds, Breaststroke – 31 seconds, Butterfly – 27 seconds

9 year old expectations for 2 lengths of a 25m pool or 1 length of a 50m Pool:

Freestyle – 42 seconds, Backstroke – 48 seconds, Breaststroke – 58 seconds, Butterfly – 58 seconds

When is the Next Trials Night?

For younger children interested in competitive swimming, we run trials towards the end of each term to offer places for the next term.

New Members’ Trials Night

Date: Tuesday 29th November

Venue: Teaching Pool at Pool in the Park, Woking Leisure Centre

Age range: Children born between April 2013 and March 2017


After receiving your details, we will add your child to our list for the next trials and send you your time slot the weekend before.

During the trial we’ll assess their ability and establish if we have a space for them within their age group and ability.

For children born before April 2013

With older children we like to have an idea of their ability before booking a trial as, the older they are, the harder it is to step into a competitive club and swim with children in their own age group. For swimmers in this age group, please email our New Members Team.

For children born after March 2017

Although we can’t accept younger children into our competitive section, we also have a Learn to Swim programme that may be suitable for your child depending on their swimming level.

For Masters swimmers

The club is looking to expand to a full Masters Squad later in the year as we seek further pool time and more information is available via and our Masters Squad Page.

And finally…

Please remember that we’re a competitive swimming club and are looking for children who want to swim competitively and whose family are prepared to accept the commitment.

We very much appreciate parents, and guardians, who are happy to help out at galas and participate, on a voluntary basis, in the running of the club.

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Woking Swimming Club and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

New Members Team
Woking Swimming Club