Driffield Junior Amateur Swimming Club was formed in 1984 and are a competitive Swimming Club who train at Driffield Leisure Centre four times a week and is operated entirely by volunteers.
The aims of the Club are to improve the swimming techniques of its swimmers to a high standard and to foster their competitive spirit by involvement in regular galas with other swimming clubs. We are always looking for new members to join 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For guidance you should be able to:

  • Swim 100m (4 lengths) if freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke (continuous swimming)
  • Attend training regularly and be willing to compete in galas when required.

Please contact us if you would like to try out for the Club leaving your details so we can call you back and arrange a trial – trials are normally held on a Saturday between 5.00pm – 6.00pm.

TRAINING TIMES

Monday – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday -5:30pm – 6:30pm
Thursday -5:45pm – 7.00pm
Saturday – 5:00pm – 6.00pm (unless there is a gala)
Swimmers need to be poolside 5 minutes before the start of a session.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

The costs involved are £30.00 joining fee and then a monthly fee of £25.00 for the first child, £20.00 for the second child and so on.
Individual gala entries are at the swimmers own cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do you have to be?

You can join the club when you are 7 years old, but to swim in galas you need to be 8 years or older.

Is there a team uniform and do I have to buy one?

Sweatshirts and poolside tops are available but you do not have to purchase them.
The cost to the club is £40.00 but the Club will pay 50% of this so the cost to you is £20.00 for the set.

Do I need to buy special kit?

No. Your joining fee goes towards the club providing you with a swimmer starter pack that includes swim cap, pull buoy, kickboard and flippers.

Do you have to be a fast swimmer to join?

No. One of the aims of the Club is to improve the swimming techniques of its swimmers to a high standard. Providing you can swim the 4 lengths of continuous swimming, that is all we ask.

Do you have to attend all the training sessions?

No. We would like you to attend at least three of the four sessions if you can, but we appreciate that isn’t practical for everyone.

What do you do at training sessions?

Training involves a variety of things:

  • Developing stroke technique
  • diving and race starts
  • turns
  • building stamina
  • races
  • having fun

The swimmers are separated by ability across six lanes. We also encourage all swimmers to work with one another by mixing ages and abilities in team races and training. 

Do I need to stay and watch my child?

No, but parents/carers are responsible for swimmers before and after the swimming session timings