How do I get started in the Club?
Please complete the online application form or respond to any advertisment you see regarding any of our Swim School courses.
Alternatively come along to Nairn Swimming Pool, Marine Road, Nairn on Club night. Friday 4:00pm until 8:00pm and ask at the desk. There are sure to be people there who are involved with the Club or Parents of swimmers in the pool. Our noticboard with key documents is in the corridor at Nairn Swimming Pool outside the viewing area.
NDASC is open to all swimmers with an interest in competitive swimming. We do encourage participation in competition but also cater for those who only wish to swim for fitness.
The Club usually has a waiting list in operation as the number of members is limited by pool capacity and coaching staff available.
There is an entry swim test (see below). The purpose of the test is to ensure that new members will have a positive experience at Club training sessions. If you have any questions about the Club, Coaching standards or membership please do not hesitate to contact us.
SWIM CLUB ENTRY TEST:
Under Coach Instruction:
2 x 50m of Front Crawl, Back Crawl and Breaststroke.
2 x 25m undulative kick on front or back without flotation aid.
2 x 25m of Front Crawl, Back Crawl and Breaststroke drill.
Perform basic sculling both feet and head first.
Perform a forward roll or F/C tumble turn if able.
Perform a head first entry into the water from the side or block.
Perform a correct, streamlined push and glide on front and back.
Demonstrate an ability to climb out of deep water unaided.
Demonstrate a willingness and ability to listen and be instructed.
What happens after my trial session?
If our coach assesses that you are ready to join, you will be able to come along for another 2 weekly sessions to see if you officially wish to become a member of NDASC. Before 28 days has expired from your trial date, for insurance purposes you must have completed a membership form both for the club and Scottish Swimming along with code of conduct forms and a mobile phone policy so you are aware of the strict standards of behaviour to adhere to for your wellbeing and safety.
If our coach thinks you could benefit from a bit more time developing your swimming this is not a bad thing. You are welcome to trial again when you are totally ready. We do not want to put you off swimming if we feel you may feel overwhelmed by joining the club before you are ready.
Membership and other key Forms
Our membership secretary will get the necessary forms out to you to complete, along with welcome information.
Welcome Information and forms are shown in th links below for ireference:
- Welcome Information
- NDASC Membership Form
- Example Scottish Swimming Membership Form (you will be provided with latest available form) plus Benefits of Membership information
- Mobile Phone Policy
- Athlete Code of Conduct
- Parent/Spectator Code of Conduct
- Land Training Consent Form
As a member of the Club you will need to keep us up to date with your contact details so that we can manage the Club membership, competition entries and SASA registration.
It is preferrable if fees could be paid via internet banking. We will provide members with club bank account details on request
- Annual Club Membership Due in October £30 (£15 for subsequent siblings)
- Annual SASA Fees, required to be paid to Scottish Swimming in February £45
If you join in between renewal dates, a proportion of the annual fees will apply
Monthly Fees based on session allocation
1 session per week - £25 per month
2 sessions per week - £30 per month
3 sessions per week - £35 per month
4 sessions per week - £38 per month
Land Training Costs
1 session per week - £6 per month
2 sessions per week - £12 per month
Generally you will be asked to enter competitions via the club online competition entries page. The club submits a club entry on your behalf & has to pay entries up front so it would be appreciated if entry fees could be transferred to the club bank account on submitting your entry.