Chippenham ASC is a competitive swimming club that aims to develop swimmer ability to the highest possible level. To achieve this our competitive performance squad undertake training sessions at Chippenham and Corsham pools on four evenings each week. At the senior level our top (regional/national) squad also attend an additional training session at Bath University (50m pool) once each week.

Although we are not a 'learn to swim' club, places are usually available for those that can correctly swim at least one length in some strokes. If you are interested in joining our club please follow the steps for New Members below.

 

NEW MEMBERS (Swimmers)

STEP 1 - Initial Contact

NEW MEMBER ONLINE REQUEST FORM

Please use the above webpage form to express an interest. This will allow our membership secretary to contact the coaching volunteers to arrange a trial session - please include any relevant information on swimmer ability on the relevant sections of the form.

Trial sessions are likely to be during the first hour on Tuesday or Thursday although please arrange an appointment first, don't just turn up on poolside. See Training > Sessions website page for likely times.

STEP 2 - Trial Session

Swimmers will be expected to stay for the full session which could be 30mins or 1hr to ensure they are assigned to the correct training session. Either during or at the end of your trial session you will be asked to provide/confirm your name and e-mail address so that the club can get in contact with you again and add your details to our distribution list. If you are not asked to provide this information please ask an official on poolside.

Contact details are retained entirely within a small number of club volunteers for internal communication purposes only - details are deleted when you leave the club. This process simply ensures you receive CASC e-mails as quickly as possible pending receipt/processing of your membership forms. Should you decide not to join CASC after your trial swim simply reply to any e-mail from the club or use the website This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. link to request your details be deleted.

STEP 3 - Club Membership Form

(a) Please complete the online membership form use the link provided ( E-Mail the Membership Secretary (Club > Officials) if you experience any problems).

Please note it is essential that you complete all information on the Club Membership Form within 1 week (i.e. BEFORE your 2nd swim). Swim England insurance only allows 3 swims before Swim England registration is completed. This registration process takes the club at least two weeks hence the urgency to return forms.

(b) Email a copy of the medical form if needed to the Membership Secretary (Club > Officials).

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Club Membership Form CASC Form (Password Protected)
Medical Information Form Link
Behaviour Agreement (Already included in the form - Provided for future reference) Link

Note that by completing the Club Membership Form you are stating (on behalf of your children) that all swimmers have been explained and agree to be bound by the Behaviour Agreement provided above.

STEP 4 - Payment

There are two payments required - see Club > Fees page for full details. Essentially:  [1] Annual Fee - Annual Club Membership (paid on joining and renewed annually every Jan/Feb) AND [2] Monthly Standing Order - To cover Pool Hire costs (paid on the 3rd of each month). Both payments are arranged by you using either of the two options described below.

Important Notes applicable to both options:

- Please use payment reference 'SURNAME-FIRST NAME' (i.e. SMITH-JOHN) - this ensures our Treasurer can link a person swimming with payments made.

- Please set-up monthly payments to be made on the 3rd of each month.

- Please note CASC has no control over the Standing Order's you set-up. Although we are able to see payments made into the club bank account we cannot adjust any Standing Order - this remains entirely under your control.

- Please E-Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. when your bank has been instructed to set-up a standing order using either option. Also confirm the amount of one-off fee transferred to cover the Annual Membership Fee and any shortfall between first swim and first standing order payment. Arrears will be requested should full payment be delayed for whatever reason.

OPTION A - Use your Internet Banking.

Use your internet banking facility to establish a monthly standing order payment into the following Chippenham ASC Bank Account. Use the same account details to pay the Annual Membership Fee.

Please note the banking details are only available via a password protected form  (Insert Link), the password can be obtained from an official poolside or by emailing the membership secretary. The banking details are also provided on the password protected membership form

Organisation: Chippenham ASC Payment Date: 3rd of every month Payment Details (Password Protected)

Please note the banking details are only available via the password protected form, the password can be obtained by emailing the CASC Treasurer using the following link (Treasurer).

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OPTION B - Download and Complete the following Standing Order Form.

CASC is unable to set-up a Direct Debit (i.e. CASC taking money from your bank account). You will therefore need to submit the completed Standing Order Mandate to your bank (i.e. you telling your bank to send payment).

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Standing Order Mandate Payment Details (Password Protected)

Please note the banking details are only available via the password protected form, the password can be obtained by emailing the CASC Treasurer using the following link (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS (Swimmers)

Club membership is annual from 31st January to 1st February ALL members are required to renew CASC membership or resign. This process is initiated by e-mail from the Club Secretary and must be completed by 31st January every year, to allow Swm England memberships to be renewed by CASC during February. Failure by members to renew membership will mean swimmers will not be permitted to swim from the 1st March due to a lack of Club membership, and therefore Swim England insurance.

To renew membership please complete the steps below before 31st January:

STEP 1 - Membership Form

(a) Please complete the online membership form use the link provided ( E-Mail the CASC Membership Secretary and to the CASC Registrations Secretary using the following link (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you experience any problems).
(b) Email an updated copy of the medical form if required to the Membership Secretary.
 
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Club Membership Form CASC Form (Password Protected)
Behaviour Agreement (Already included in the form - Provided for future reference) Link

Note that by returning the Club Membership Form you are stating (on behalf of your children) that all swimmers have been explained and agree to be bound by the Behaviour Agreement provided above.

If you are not comfortable completing electronically & returning the form via e-mail please print, complete and return to the Membership Secretray [See Club Officails webpage].

STEP 2 - Payment

Please provide a cheque (payable to Chippenham ASC) to cover the CASC Annual Membership Fee. Current rates are provided on the website Club > Fees page. Please annotate the back of your cheque with swimmer name(s) and pass to Terry Coupland by 31st January.

Alternatively members are welcome to arrange electronic payment using the following details although this MUST be followed up by an e-mail to the CASC Treasurer using the following link (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Organisation Chippenham ASC
Payment Reference Please use ‘MEM-SURNAME-FIRST NAME' (i.e. MEM-SMITH-JOHN) This will ensure our Treasurer can identify member on bank statement.
Payment Payment Details (Password Protected)

 

SYNCHRO ONLY MEMBERS

Club membership is annual from 1st February to 31st January. Every January ALL members are required to renew CASC membership or resign. This process is initiated by e-mail from the Club Secretary and must be completed by 31st January each year to allow Swim England memberships to be renewed by CASC during February. Failure by members to renew membership means members will not be permitted to enter the water from 1st March due to a lack of Club membership and therefore Swim England insurance.

STEP 1 - Membership Form

All synchro members are required to complete and attached a completed copy of the the CASC Membership Form provided below. This essentially provides the club with your contact details and information necessary to register swimmers with the Swim England (as Cat 1). Please E-Mail this copy to the CASC Membership Secretary and CASC Registrations Secretary using the following link (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Club Membership Form CASC Form (Password Protected)
Behaviour Agreement (Already included in the form - Provided for future reference) Link

Note that by returning the Club Membership Form you are stating (on behalf of your children) that all swimmers have been explained and agree to be bound by the Behaviour Agreement provided above.

STEP 2 - Payment

Synchro members are required to pay the annual club membership fee on joining and every year by 31st January - see Club > Fees page for full details. This re-imburses the club for charges made by Swim England for registration. Synchro members monthly fee's are listed on the same page.

To pay the Annual Membership Fee either use internet banking (CASC Account details above - note payment reference instruction) and e-mail CASC Treasurer using the following link (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or provide a cheque (swimmer name & 'synchro' on back) and hand to Janice who will pass this on to the Treasurer.

STEP 3 - Swim England Membership

ALL Synchro members are required to register as at least Swim England Category 1 - CASC will organise this on receipt of the completed CASC Membership Form provided at Step 1 above. Swim England Category 1 registration permits synchro members to compete in:

- Any event excluding Swim England and British Swimming Regional and National Championships providing that members have not attained skill level three of the Swim England Synchronised Swimming Awards.

- Recreational strand events in Swim England and British Swimming regional and National championships.

Should there be a chance that you will compete at Category 1 excluded events (i.e. higher level competitions) you will need to complete and return an Swim England Category 2 Membership Form. These are available from Janice and should be completed at the start of the membership year. If in any doubt please discuss this with Janice in January each year. CASC wishes to avoid members joining as Category 1 in January and changing to Category 2 during the year as this incurs additional time and cost for the club.

Swim England Category 2 Membership entitles members to compete in Swim England Regional and National Championships and British Swimming National events (excluding recreational strand events).

 

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