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Learn2Swim - For swimmers aged 3 years old and up. Email Kate Galloway at [email protected] or telephone 07808 659447.

Academy – Swimmers aged around 5 to 9 years old that can swim, and are potentially interested in competitive swimming, can view the details of our next swimming trials. Contact us at [email protected].

Main Squads – Swimmers aged over 9 years old, who are already competitive swimmers and live in and around Woking, may like to join their local Woking Swimming Club. Contact us at [email protected].

Our catchment area includes Woking, Sheerwater (we swim at Eastwood Leisure Centre), Byfleet, West Byfleet, Pyrford, Westfield, West End, Knaphill, Send, Chobham and more.


If you can volunteer that would be amazing! Our swimming club depends on volunteers to help run it, and the events we put on, and it takes some 90 regular volunteers for it to all work well.

If you're not currently involved in helping, please can you consider helping with the occasional roles below?

We are very grateful for the help of all the parents who agree to go on various rotas, assist poolside in various roles, staff the door at our events, our squad reps, for those that help to run the back office and more. It really is a team effort!

Volunteering roles needed at our events

Red Shirts

This is the team that makes all our galas run smoothly – from organising the raffles and selling tickets on the door to helping the swimmers poolside.

There is no training or experience necessary for those who have not helped before. We need helpers to cover the door, sign in, hand out drinks to the officials and coaches, sit with the swimmers poolside and act as marshalls.

We would especially like parents to come forward to train as an announcer, so if you think this is something you would like to try, then please let us know.

Contact Tomomi Tanaka our Red Shirt Co-ordinator if you are interested in becoming a Red Shirt.

White shirts

This is the team of qualified officials who run the actual competitions poolside; this starts with timekeeping, and works up through judging to starting and finally refereeing. We provide all the training you need to become a qualified timekeeper, and then guide you towards the more experienced roles as you are ready and only if you are willing.

Contact Doug Howell our Officials Organiser at [email protected] if you are interested in becoming a White Shirt.

Back Office

This is the team who create the heat sheets, operate the timing equipment and produce the results at galas. Back office is a busy and hot place to work, but it is always great fun and very rewarding.

Contact Nigel Griffin at [email protected] if you are interested in joining the back office team.


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Donations and Sponsorship

Would you be willing to make an ad-hoc donation towards a particular piece of equipment, or sponsor an event like the December Dasher? For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ray Zabarte at [email protected].

We also have Club Championships trophies that occasionally need replacing. To help with the cost, there may be an opportunity to sponsor a trophy with a name of your choosing. For more information please contact our Trophy Secretary at [email protected].