IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR J2 SQUAD MEMBERS

Congratulations on graduating from the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre’s J3 swimming squad and welcome to Marion Swimming Club’s J2 squad, which is the next step on your child’s swimming journey.

If you’ve come straight in to J2 from another swim school, welcome to Marion Swimming Club!

As part of Marion’s J2 squad you are required to:

  1.       Become a member of the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre (SAALC) if you are not already; and
  2.       Register with the Marion Swimming Club (MSC) as either a ‘non-competitive’ or a ‘competitive’ swimmer.

The J2 squad is the introductory level of Marion Swimming Club’s training squads, where swimmers can enhance their skills further through our Club program.

Marion Swimming Club is the premier swimming club in South Australia, with access to the some of the most highly qualified coaches in Australia.  We are a competitive swimming club and members are encouraged to compete in local carnivals and Swimming SA swim meets as they become more confident in the water.

For our new recruits and younger swimmers, the J2 squad offers access to our regular ‘MSC Club Meets’.  These are a fantastic introduction to competitive swimming, in a friendly and fun environment.  Club Meets are generally followed by a Club breakfast and the chance to catch up with old friends (and also make some new ones too!)   As a J2 squad member, your swimmer will also have the opportunity to take part in optional swim clinics during the school holidays and to attend all age-appropriate MSC social functions.

OPTION 1: J2 SQUAD ‘NON-COMPETITIVE’ REGISTRATION ($96.00 per year)

Choose this option if your swimmer is not quite ready to tackle competitive swimming, but you still want to attend our internal Club Meets and take advantage of all that our wonderful Club has to offer.  This option registers your child as a ‘non-competitive’ swimmer of the Marion Swimming Club.

The annual fee for ‘non-competitive’ registration is just $96 per year paid in advance at registration.  This registration fee is paid in addition to any entrance or membership fee charged by the SAALC.

OPTION 2: J2 SQUAD ‘COMPETITIVE’ REGISTRATION (from $292.50 per year)

As a ‘competitive’ J2 squad member, your swimmer and an associated parent MUST BE affiliated with the governing bodies of Swimming Australia and Swimming SA to be able to swim competitively, i.e. other than at our internal Club Meets.  ‘Competitive’ registration allows your child to compete at official Swimming SA and Swimming Australia events and carnivals, which are supported and attended by one of the MSC coaches and qualified Swimming SA officials. This option registers your child as a ‘competitive’ swimmer of the Marion Swimming Club.

The annual fee for ‘competitive’ registration starts at just $292.50 (based on a ‘1 swimmer’ family) per year and includes all mandatory fees and insurances payable to Swimming Australia and Swimming SA. This registration fee is paid in addition to any entrance or membership fee charged by the SAALC.

Please note that the Swimming Australia swimming year commences on 1 October, so your annual registration (both ‘competitive’ and ‘non-competitive’) is due for renewal on October 1 each year.

MSC conducts periodic introductory information sessions, which are a great way to learn about the world of swimming, different carnival options and how to nominate for events.

All registration enquiries should be made to our Club Registrar

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Marion Swimming Club 443 Morphett Rd Oaklands Park SA

Karen Geisler (Registrar) telephone: 0419 709315 email: [email protected]