Join Spencer Swim Team

Why join us?

We all have different reasons for swimming with Spencer, and we pride ourselves in being a club welcome to all who wish to swim.

Whilst we are primarily a competitive master swimming club, you do not need to be swimming competitively to join us. Many of our swimmers enter the major masters meets throughout the year, some of our swimmers only compete occasionally, whilst others concentrate on open water races or triathlons. For others, their primary motivation is to keep fit or to improve their swimming ability by training with a coach in a competitive environment.

There is a broad range of abilities at our sessions, but they are training sessions and not swimming lessons. We expect all our swimmers to be able to attempt all four strokes and hold a turnaround time between 1:30-2:00 for 100m freestyle. Depending on the session set, we would expect to cover between 2.5k and 4k. You should also be familiar with basic lane etiquette and how to use a pace clock.

Most importantly, however, it is fun. We would hope that you would find us a friendly bunch, and enjoy the social aspects of the club as well as the swimming.

How to join us

  1. To join us, contact and you will be invited along to a FREE trial session before deciding.

    We offer potential Members the opportunity to swim with us on a trial basis for up to 3 sessions (after that, in order to continue swimming with us, membership is mandatory).

  2. If you decide to join Spencer Swim Team there is both an annual Club Membership and Swim England Membership, and monthly swim fees are paid by direct debit. Please read the Club fees section for detailed costs where we have options for the number of swims per week.

Handling cash is cumbersome and given club is volunteer led, we aim to make everything as straightforward as possible. We therefore do not accept cash payments and ask for all fees by bank transfer, and monthly costs by direct debit.

NB: Joining means you accept you will be following our lane etiquette policy and current Club Constitution.