Amateur Swimming Club

Worsley ASC

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Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find an answer to your question please feel free to contact us!

Joining/Waiting List

  1. How do I join?

    Please visit the page 'Join Us' for information on how to join the club. Thank you for your interest!

  2. Do I have to enroll for blocks of lessons?

    No, the lessons are 'pay as you go' (£4 per lesson) rather than a monthly fee. This way if you are sick or if you go on holiday you will not be charged for a lesson which you do not attend.

  3. Why do you have a waiting list?

    Currently, we are one of the largest and most popular amateur swimming clubs in the district with just over 200 current existing members! We can only be thankful for our high membership numbers, however unfortunately this does mean that we have limited pool space on offer. Our waiting list ensures that our membership flow is constant but also ensures that your child can get the most of their sessions when they do come through the join the club.

    The trial enables your child to be watched closely by our head coach to make sure they are given a time and space which suits their ability. The process is very fast and fair, and I can assure you it will be worth the wait!

  4. Why do you have to have a trial for the large pool?

    We use a trial system for the large pool to ensure firstly that the child is capable of swimming in the deep water so that we know they will be safe within their swimming lessons. Secondly, we prefer to give a personal introduction to the club. This way, our head coach can give you her undivided attention for a fair, detailed assessment, and also talk to you about the training timetable and discuss any other queries you may have.

  5. How long is the waiting list?

    This completely depends on how many other children are currently on the list above you. Usually the wait is approximately between 1-2 months, however during busier or quieter periods this may differ. If you have any questions regarding your specific place on the waiting list please contact Michelle Grovestock (Membership Secretary) here.

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Fees and Costs

  1. How much will it cost?

    The annual membership cost is £50 for the whole year. This includes your ASA registration fee and insurance.

    A reduction of £10 per swimmer is also made if a swimmer pays their ASA membership fees through another club i.e. City of Salford 

    The cost for a lesson is £4.00 and all lessons are done in the large pool

    For more information on membership or session fees please visit the Contacts page and contact a member of our team.

  2. How do I pay?

    Each session is £4.00, which you can pay in cash on the door at the start of your lesson. The yearly membership fee may be paid by cash/cheque at the desk. 

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Training and Pool Times

  1. What days/times do the lessons take place?

    Worsley Swimming Club hours are:

    Large Pool Times:

    Monday: 7pm-8pm, 8pm-9pm

    Tuesday: 6pm-7pm, 7pm-8pm, 8pm-9pm.


    Friday: 7.30pm-8.30pm

  2. Does the club close for the holidays/summer?

    Worsley Swimming Club will close for all bank holidays and for 2 weeks over Christmas. However, the club remains open throughout the summer.

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  1. Does the club take part in competitions?

    Yes, the competition season runs from February - September each year and we also have a club championships gala every October. We take part in Bolton and District and Manchester and District competitions. Galas are a great opportunity to be part of the team and to experience competition with other clubs across the city.

  2. Will I be guarenteed to make the team for the competitions?

    We try to make sure that everybody who wishes to take part in competitions gets the opportunity. If you make it known to the coaches that you wish to take part, they will try to find a competition suitable to you.

  3. How old must I be to take part in competitions?

    You must be aged 9 years or over to take part. Some competitions run for children aged between 9 and 13. However there are also competitions for children aged 13 and over and open age groups.

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General Enquiries

  1. Can I join if I am already a member of Salford/another scheme?

    Of course you can! We have a lot of swimmers who are currently members of Salford Swimming Scheme, and other schemes across the city. A lot of swimmers come to us for extra training on top of what they do already and for competition practise.

    If you are a member of Salford or another club, you will be able to swim in galas straight away without waiting on the list! Please visit the join us page for more information about this.

  2. I am already a squad swimmer, why should I join?

    When you enroll in a large swimming squad such as the City of Salford Swimming Squad, they strongly recommend that you also join a swimming club - such as Worsley. Here at Worsley, we have a lot to offer to our members who are also members of a larger swimming squad.

    1) Firstly, each and every one of our coaches has come from a competitive swimming background, including myself (head coach). We understand the type of training required for competitive swimmers from first hand experience and we are able to offer extra training sessions on top of those offered at squad. So for example, if you are unable to make a session at squad, or just want additional practise, you can come along to one of our sessions.

    2) As our group sizes are generally a lot smaller, we are able to offer more individual support to swimmers in areas such as developing technique and fundamental skills such as diving. I am a specialist technique coach and work very closely with many squad swimmers developing the technical areas of their strokes, which the busy squad coaches often don't get chance to work on.

    3) Many swimmers and parents often see this as the most enjoyable, important part of being a member at Worsley - the competitions. We are currently one of the top clubs in the Bolton and District and Manchester and District areas. We compete in swimming leagues throughout the season (February - September) and continuously make and win finals each year. As a member of Worsley, you would be elligable to compete in these competitions, averaging approximately one a month (or more) to build up race confidence and competition practise to get you ready for the larger squad galas.

  3. Is the club open to swimmers with a disability?

    Absolutely, our coaches are trained in disability coaching and we currently have disability swimmers in our club. We don't offer specific disability classes at the moment, as our disabled swimmers take part in mainstream classes.

  4. Do you have Masters swimming sessions (18+)?

    Yes, our Masters group train on a Monday & Tuesday evening between 8.00pm and 9.00pm. The swimmers in the group each range in age and ability, from regular triathletes to adults who just want to keep fit. All swimmers in this group must be 18 or over.

  5. I am a Masters swimmer, how do I join?

    Visit the 'Join Us' page on the website and complete the form. You will receive a phone call or return email from Michelle Grovestock (membership secretary) with details about how you can join.

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