Our club was proudly established in 1962 and since then has produced swimmers of all levels from those competing on a regular basis for fun and fitness through to high performance national level competitors. We are a family orientated, friendly swimming club that welcomes swimmers of all ages and abilities. Our club nights are held on Friday evenings at Hornsby Pool between October and Easter. Come and join us.
We have two main membership categories:
The Full Swimmer membership option allows members:
- The ability to race and compete at Hornsby club nights and meets,
- The ability to race at inter-club meets,
- The option to compete at area, state and national swim competitions,
- Comprehensive insurance cover,
- As well as all the other benefits offered by the Dry Supporter membership.
The Dry Supporter membership option offers:
- Access to the exclusive online members area in Swim Central
- Stay up to date with all things swimming with access to Swimming NSW newsletters
- Free access to SwimTV event livestreaming for selected events
- The opportunity to become accredited as a Swimming NSW and Swimming Australia Technical Official under the National Officiating Scheme. This is of enormous help to our club.
- Opportunity to vote in our club’s AGM and have a say in how our club is run,
- Insurance cover (not in the pool).
Club Membership Fees for 2023/2024
5th September 2023 – 30th September 2024
|Dry Supporter (Non-swimmer)||$ 36.00|
|Reduced Prices for Families*|
|2nd Full Swimmer||$180.00|
|3rd Full Swimmer||$170.00|
|4th Full Swimmer||$160.00|
|5th Full Swimmer||$150.00|
For members joining the 2023/24 season after 1st March 2024, the fee will be $120, with no further family discounts.
*Note: Families with multiple members will need to pay in full, then please email us at HornsbySCRegistrar@gmail.com with your family and bank details, and we’ll manually refund you the difference.
Active Kids Vouchers
You can put an Active Kids Voucher towards the cost of Membership. Please see this helpful Swim Central Guide on how to do this.
How to Join?
All membership products are purchased through Swim Central.
Swimming NSW Membership
Your registration with Hornsby Swimming Club means that you are now also a member of Swimming NSW. This has many extra benefits so keep your eye out for emails with promotions and discounts from them. The Swimming NSW website has loads of information about competitive swimming so if you or your child is interested in competing in swim meets you’ll find more details there.
Can we come for a Free Trial?
Yes you can! You can come along to two club nights free of charge. Entries must be made in advance by emailing the Race Secretary by 10pm on the Thursday prior to the club night you wish to attend, including the swimmer’s Name, Date of Birth and the events they wish to enter. The events are listed under the Event. No entries can be accepted on the night.
Is there a Lower or Upper Age Limit?
No age limits – swimmers must be able to swim 25 metres. We currently have swimmers from age 5 to 65 regularly competing at our club nights.
Do I have to stay at the pool with my child at Club Night?
Yes. All members under 18 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Am I Expected to Help at Club Night?
Ideally yes please! We are entirely volunteer run and rely on parents to be timekeepers, run the bbq etc., which allows the more experienced parents to organise the night. We need eight timekeepers each week to allow the night to run and for swimmers times to be recorded, plus BBQ helpers. All jobs are straightforward and training given where necessary.
What is involved in the Timekeeping job?
The timer starts automatically. The Timekeeper simply needs to press a button when the swimmer touches the wall at the end of the race, and write down the time shown on the screen.
I am already a Full Swimmer member at another club. Can I swim at Hornsby Club Nights?
We offer a limited number of memberships for those wishing to swim at Hornsby Club nights who already have a different Primary Club membership, e.g Loreto, Knox etc. (the squads program at Hornsby Pool run by Barker College is not a club membership.) This is called Second Claim Membership.
Second Claim Swimmers are not eligible to earn Hornsby Club Championship points. Please note that membership numbers are limited for this particular membership category. Log in to Swim Central and search for Hornsby Swim Club to see cost and availability for this membership. You are required to upload a screenshot of your Swim Central page showing your primary membership.
Can you help me with Swim Central?
Swim Central now have a great Support Centre, including help guides and FAQs. Whether you need to change your email address, want to transfer your membership, accidently set a child up as a parent or any other queries, the Support Centre will have the answer.
Do you have a Refund Policy?
Yes we do – please find it here