Becoming a Member
THE BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER
Being a member of Warringah Aquatic Swimming Club (WASC) gives the swimmer the opportunity to experience competitive swimming at any level. The Club runs race nights periodically through the year where members can gain race experience and qualifying times in a relaxed atmosphere. For information on how to join our Club, click here.
The Club is affiliated with WASA, SMNE, Swimming NSW and Swimming Australia.
Warringah Amateur Swimming Association, a local swimming body (WASA) runs meets during the summer months as well as some swimming clinics. There are four meets over the summer held at Warringah Aquatic Centre. WASA is not affiliated to Swimming NSW so times achieved at these meets are not recognised for entry into other meets.
Swimming Metro North East aka SMNE (the Area swimming body) run a number of winter and summer meets over the course of the year. Some of these meets do not require qualifying times to enter which gives young swimmers the opportunity to gain a recognised time as well as some racing experience and a stepping stone towards more serious competitions. SMNE also run more competitive "Championship" meets in winter and summer which provides swimmers with a direct pathway towards SNSW State Meets.
Swimming NSW holds meets during the course of the year for all regions that our swimmers are able to compete at providing they meet the qualifying times.
Being affiliated to Swimming NSW also allows our swimmers the ability to enter some of the other meets run by other clubs and regions. Swimming NSW run Metropolitan and State Championship events generally held at Homebush.
Swimming Australia is the peak governing body for swimming with nearly 1000 clubs and 90,000 registered swimmers nationally. Swimming is unique as it is a life-skill, a sport and a recreation. Swimming Australia's vision is to create a nation of swimmers admired by the world. Striving towards this vision every day through inspiring Australians to be the best swimmer they can be - from grass roots community participation through to elite level swimmers representing our country and themselves on a global stage.
The club does not provide squad swimming. Big Blue Swimming is our main squad provider. They are a separate organisation who provides aquatic programs at North Sydney as well as the Warringah Aquatic Centre. Cameron Gledhill is the head coach at Warringah Aquatic Centre and is also the head coach of our club. While almost all of our swimmers swim with Big Blue and we enjoy a close association with them, swimming with Big Blue is not a pre-requisite to joining the club. We have a small number of swimmers within our club who train with other providers who do not have a club attached to them.
WHERE CLUB INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND
Club Website https://warringah.swimming.org.au. This is the main source of information. Refer to the calendar for events and our targeted meets
Club Newsletter – We receive regular information and updates via an emailed Club Newsletter
Events Calendar on the home page
Club Facebook Page – Reminders, comments, achievements, general news
Club Instagram Account – Reminders, comments, achievements, general news
Notice Board – basic information and qualifying times
LINKS to KEY websites