We ask all swimmers looking to join Clitheroe Dolphins to attend a short trial, this is to ensure that we place the swimmer according to their ability, this can be arranged by either e-mailing, sending us a message through our facebook page, or through information on our noticeboards which are visible at both pools.
We accept swimmers from the age of 6 as long as they have water confidence and some understanding of swimming, Our youngest swimmers use our sessions to complement their ongoing swimming lessons.
After a short trial with one of our coaches a number of things could happen.
1– The swimmer is accepted and assigned a session, lane and start date.
2 – The swimmer is accepted and given a place on the waiting list.
3– The swimmer is not accepted and feedback will be provided along with guidance on where suitable lessons can be obtained.
How much does Clitheroe Dolphins cost?
We ask for a one off joining fee, for which the swimmer will get a club swim hat.
Clitheroe Dolphins fees currently start at £25 per month and increase depending on which sessions you attend or which training squad you are assigned to. The club needs this money to provide pool time and qualified coaching for the swimmers.
Club members must register for Amateur swimming association (ASA) membership which costs £34 per year (£16 for 8 and under), this is annual fee that is collected when the swimmer joins and paid annually annually at the start of the year.
The club competes in the Arena League, Swim League, Microleague competitions. These team events do not cost extra however we may ask for a small contribution to travel expenses should a bus or coach be provided.
We also urge our swimmers to attend galas and to test their ability and progression. Swimmers are able to enter any gala they wish but the club publishes a list of events we are targeting in line with our training cycles and plans. These galas are subject to entry fees determined by the event organisers.
The club holds its own internal sprint gala at the end of the year for which we ask for a small entry fee to cover the costs of running the event. These internal Galas typically cost £5 per gala.
Clitheroe Dolphins has a small range of merchandise where parents can purchase official swim kit.