Swimmers Coming from Swimming Lessons
All swimmers interested in joining the Dingwall ASC must register and go through an assessment. To arrange an assessment please use the Trial Request Form below.
Typically a swimmer should be 7 years old and be at Swim Skills 4 or Club Ready Level in swimming lessons however we will consider swimmers who are 6 years old if they have attained the above levels in swimming.
Assessments take place on a regular basis and at least once every 3 months. Once you have submitted your Trial Request a member of the Club will contact to acknowledge receipt of your application and will be in touch with an assessment date and time. Please note that this may not be straight away however we endeavour to respond within 5 working days.
The assessment itself takes place over two sessions and lasts between 45 minutes to an hour and will consist of the swimmer spending time in the pool, trying out all strokes and using a kickboard. Swimmers are not required to be competent in all four strokes however must be proficient in at least 2 out of the 4 strokes and must be able to swim 50m metres. The assessment is carried out by the Head Coach or another Coach from the Club. Trials cost £10 which covers the cost of temporary membership, administration fees The assessment itself lasts about 30-45 minutes and will consist of the swimmer spending time in the 20 metre pool trying out all strokes and using a kickboard. Swimmers do not require to be competent in all strokes but must be proficient in at least 2 out of the 4 strokes and be able to swim 25 metres. The assessment is carried out by the Head Coach or another Coach. Note: It is customary for the Club to assess all prospective new members irrespective of experience. By speaking to new members and seeing them swim, our Coaches can assess their abilities and identify which of our Squads would be most suitable for them.
After the assessment you will be sent a detailed summary of your child’s technique. These notes are not indicative of whether or not swimmer’s have been accepted to the Club. The Coaches will meet to discuss the progress of all prospective new members at a Coaches Meeting before making a final decision. If after the assessment the swimmer is at a suitable level for joining the Club you will be asked to complete our Membership Form and set up your Membership Fees (including the Scottish Swimming Membership Fee) which will be communicated to you. The Squad the swimmer will join will depend on their skill level and endurance, however most swimmers making the transition from swimming lessons tend to be placed in the Club’s Development Squad.
Please click the link below to request a trial for your child/children.
Swimmers Moving from Another Club
Swimmers who are with another club and request a trial at Dingwall SAC will be invited along for an assessment which will involve training with a relevant squad. It is the parents/guardians responsibility to inform the current club of your request to trial at Dingwall ASC. Your request will be acknowledged within 5 working days and the Head Coach will agree the date and time of the assessment.
Swimmers Who Wish to Train with the Club on a Short Term Basis
The Club welcomes requests from swimmers to train with the club on a short term basis typically over holiday periods. The Club has a Policy on this and this is attached for reference.
We hope this information is helpful to you however if you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org