Swimming clubs are the backbone of our sport and it is key for us to ensure that clubs and coaches continue to develop and excel.

We have developed a range of resources and programs for Clubs to help achieve this goal.

Club Affiliation

  • Benefits of Affiliation
  • Affiliating your club with your State / Territory Swimming Association has many benefits for the club and members, including: 


    • Receiving regular State / Territory Swimming Association communications content, including promotions of events in your State / Territory


    • Access to Swim Central to administer membership registrations and payments; administer meets and communicate with members
    • Ability to create a free club website


    • Ability to nationally recognise members via the JX program
    • Ability to qualify for State / Territory and National recognition programs such as the Swimming Australia Club of the Year

    Safe sport and insurance

    • Comprehensive JLT Sport insurance cover for members provided under the Swimming Australia national insurance program
    • Commitment to welcoming and inclusive club environments for all children and members via the Safe Sport Framework

    Club development and support

    • Access to club development support and resources
    • Potential for an elite swimmer to visit your club
    • Access to classification support via the multi class swimming engagement portal to assist swimmers with a disability


  • Club Administration
  • Club Environment

    Ensure your members are introduced to the club in the right way, with new member welcome templates, member polices and procedures and a member exit survey. Click here.

    Club Planning

    These templates are designed to support clubs in planning for the future. What is your club's vision, mission and how do you plan to get there? These resources will help! Click here.


    Use these templates to put together a coaching structure that best suits your club. Click here.

    Committee Management

    These templates are designed to give clubs information on the various responsibilities of a club committee including position descriptions, committee structure and governance. To view the Committee Management resources, click here.

    Conflict and Complaint Management

    Good resources to help your committee manage conflicts of interest and how to handle complaints. Click here.


    A good working relationship with your local Council or venue is important. These resources will help answer any questions you may have about facility management. Click here.


    JLT Sport to deliver insurance information to all members of Swimming Australia and State Swimming Associations and ensure availability of information regarding the National Insurance Program.

    For more information go the the JLT website

    Marketing, Fundraising and Sponsorship

    These resources will help guide your committee through fundraising tips and writing sponsorship proposals. Create closer links with your community and gain support from local sponsors. Click here.

    'Please Remember' Posters 

    Play by the Rules have developed a series of posters promoting good behaviour in grass roots sport. There are 3 different swimming posters for clubs to download.

    • Download for FREE!
    • Print ready (300 dpi) poster size
    • Space at the bottom for your club logo 

    To download your posters click here.

    Volunteer Management

    These resources are designed to gives clubs information on recruiting and retaining volunteers including volunteer induction, recognition ideas and succession planning. Click here.

  • Club Websites
  • A benefit of being an affiliated club with Swimming Australia is a free club website. If you would like to enquire about getting a new free website for your club, please send your Club Administrators name and contact email address here.

Club of the Year

  • 2019
  • Club of the Year 2019

    The Swimming Australia Club of the Year aims to recognise and reward swimming clubs that are demonstrating a commitment and passion to positively change lives through Swimming.  The 2019 Club of the Year will recognise swimming club development and achievements between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019. 

    If your club is nominated as a finalist or is lucky enough to win this award you may be eligible to receive lots of great prizes including prize money, an athlete appearance and the development of your very own club promotional video. 

    The winner will be announced at the 2019 Swimming Australia Awards.  Information regarding 2019 nominations will be posted here when available. 

  • Previous Club of the Year Winners
  • 2018 – South Gippsland Bass, VIC

    2017 – Bunbury Swimming Club, WA

    2016 – Warwick Swimming Club, QLD

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