Altrincham Swimming Club has over 160 active swimmers ranging from 7-21 years old. All training sessions are coached by qualified instructors and we are proud to be accredited with the Swim England


The Club participates in a range of internal and external galas throughout the year. The Club is an integral part of Trafford swimming pathway that aims to support swimming at all levels from developing strokes to elite club competitors.

The Club has a waiting list and usually offers entry assessments three times a year, the next assessment is scheduled for late March however this assessment is full.  If you would like to reserve a place on the following assessment (early summertime) it is advisable to register early.

The average age for new members is 7-10 years old and they will have reasonable technique in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, be developing butterfly skills, and a good level of fitness. Level 6-7 of Swim Well, taught by Trafford Leisure, or similar learn to swim scheme, is usually sufficient.

Older swimmers (11 – 14) should be of a County standard, although this is not essential dependant upon age, current skills, and level of commitment.

Swimmers aged 15 and above must be at County standard and already training in a competitve environment – usually training at another Club but moving into the Trafford area – their potential to achieve Regional standard will be fundamental to them being offered a place within the Club.

If you would like your swimmer(s) to attend an assessment for entry to the Club, please compete the online Application Form and we will be in touch. 

Spaces on the assessment sessions are limited and cannot be booked without the completed online Application Form.


Swim England fees

Category 1 £16.10*
Category 2 £33.40

*These fees include a regional fee of £5.50 and a county fee of £1.

Category 1 Swim England members do not compete in open competitions (but can compete in certain intra club galas other than the Arena league) whilst Category 2 membership is required if a swimmer will be participating in open licensed competitions such as the Greater Manchester Age Group Championships.

Membership and Swim England fees are payable in January. Our Membership Secretary, will be in touch with each member directly to confirm the amount payable.

Free swimming 'out of training times'

Our members can also benefit from free swimming in Trafford’s leisure centres outside of club training times. In order to benefit from this you will need to complete the a registration form which must be signed and authorised by your swimmer’s coach to validate that they are a current swimming club member. The form must then be handed in at the leisure centre reception. The pass will be valid for a period of 12 months, after this time the swimmer will need to apply again and get their new application form validated again. The form can be obtained through a committee member.

Latest News

12 March 2018 - M&D Gala Saddleworth - A close battle with Glossop, who are a strong club affiliated with Stockport Metro, saw us come second with 63 points to their 67.  Saddleworth came 3rd of three.

A tight contest all the way through, we swam some great relay legs, especially from debut swimmers.  Max and Michael look like they love to race!

The next meet is at Altrincham on 16 April, where a few more wins will see us back on top.

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The object of the Pointscore competition is for swimmers to compete against their own times on a regular basis under competition conditions. This will allow them to challenge for places in teams and prepare them for competition. They will be gaining experience of racing. Points are scored for any improvements gained and are aggregated for the purpose of making periodic and annual awards. The competition is open to all members of the club.

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