FAQs​

If your family is new to Albany Swim Club, then you no doubt have loads of questions about how it all works! Hopefully, many of your questions are answered in our Member Handbook. 

Below are some of our more common questions. If you've still got questions, please feel free to contact Head Coach  via email.

How can I join Albany Swim Club?


To join the club, you need to have passed Stage 7 in swimming and you also need to participate in a trial with our Head Coach. To arrange a trial, please contact our Registrar.




How do I progress from one squad to the next?


Placement of swimmers in squads is at the discretion of the Head Coach and is based on swimmers’ level of performance, degree of application and ability. Swimmers may be offered promotion from one squad to another by the Head Coach when they are ready based on the swimmer’s training attendance and punctuality, attitude and the ability to meet progression targets.




Should I swim at Target Meets?


A target meet is a swim meet where there will be coaches from our club present to give help and advice to your children before and after they swim. Target meets are selected to tie in with the training program.

Albany is a competitive club and has the following expectations:

  • Marlins: to attend all target meets identified by the coach (please inform the coach if unable to attend in advance of meet)
  • Sharks & Dolphins: are strongly encouraged to attend target meets. Check with your coach about readiness and suitability for each event.




Who is responsible for entering me in a swim meet?


You are! It is your responsibility as a swimmer (or parent of younger swimmers) to be aware of any upcoming competitions and ensure that you have your entry in by the closing date and also have your entry checked by your primary coach. Entries are subject to closure prior to the published closing date so please make sure entries are in as early as possible and it is recommended not to leave entry to the last minute to avoid disappointment. You can enter online via MySwimResults, where Personal Best Times can also be obtained. For further information regarding competition entries please email the Registrar.




How much does it cost to join Albany Swim Club?


Our fees incorporate a compulsory Swimming WA fee, a general club fee and coaching fees (which vary depending on what squad you're in). See all the fees here.





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