Please read about the club below.


The club is run by a voluntary committee, comprised of a group of parents who have children swimming at the club. They are responsible for the day to day organisation of HLCASC and any decisions or changes that need to be implemented. The committee works closely with the management of Horwich Leisure Centre who take an active interest in the swimming club and give us their full support.

All parents are welcome to join in the running of the club, either as helpers at our regular galas or as committee members.

Like all sports clubs, we need to raise funds to cover our running costs. We do not receive any of the money that members pay at the Leisure Centre Reception each week when they come to swim and therefore rely on the annual membership or additional fundraising held throughout the year. This pays our affiliation fees, insurance, coaching costs etc. 

Training

We have three training groups: A, B & C which meet at different times during the week.

Our youngest swimmers will normally start in C group and are then further graded into different lanes. To be accepted into the club children must already be reasonably advanced and capable of swimming all strokes, probably having taken a basic swimming course elsewhere and having reached the top levels of local authority swim scheme or equivalent. The purpose of C group is to develop the correct style for each stroke. They will also learn basic 'start and turn' technique, use of the clock and lane etiquette. Initial assessments are held arranged not less than 4 times a year and potential swimmers need to read the Assessment criteria and register. Thereafter the coaches will confer and Lane assessments every quarter to reassess the whole of the groups and determine whether swimmers should change lanes or move to B or A group.

Swimming Rules & Etiquette

Swimmers in C group will be taught the basic rules of competitive swimming and training etiquette. Normally swimmers in each lane will be of a similar overall standard but, of course, each swimmer will have stronger and weaker strokes. Training consists of a number of 'sets', which comprise one or a mixture of different strokes. Swimmers will follow each other at intervals of 5-10 seconds as instructed. The rule is that, if the swimmer in front is caught by the one behind they must let them pass until each swimmer has found their correct position for that 'set'. in other words, the fastest swimmers go first. 

Our sessions are very popular and it is important that you obey the rules of training etiquette and listen carefully to your coach's instructions. Bad behaviour, whether in the pool, changing rooms or at galas will not be tolerated. (please see code of conduct).

We must ask too, that no parents go on poolside at anytime unless asked to by a coach or committee member. If you need to speak to your child please see someone on the club desk who will bring the child to the door.

There is also no photography allowed.

Club Sessions

All sessions must be paid for at the Leisure Centre Reception. currently this is £2.80 per session. Prices are reviewed annually and increased from 1st April. This price is set by the Leisure Centre and not by the club.

 

Club Membership Fees.

These are due annually from January and need to be paid by the 1st March at the latest. Currently from £55 to include Category 1 ASA membership there are reductions for second and third children.

Swimmers who enter ASA Level galas such as B & D Championships or B & M Age groups will need a Category 2 ASA Membership. Please see the Club desk for prices and further information.

Payment and Membership registration is now done online on a separate link which can be found on the password protected Membership page.