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In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

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How to Join the IoS

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If you are seeking to become a member of the Institute of Swimming (IoS) and enjoy all the benefits this brings read on.

If you have seen the benefits of IoS membership – and have decided that membership of the IoS is exactly what you need – then the next step is to ascertain if you are eligible.

Membership is open to holders of ASA, or equivalent, teachers and coaches certificates in all disciplines of the sport. It may also be open to holders of qualifications approved from time to time by the ASA or the RLSS as qualifying standards in connection with their teaching and coaching Awards. Learn more about acceptable qualifications.

If you fit these criteria then single membership costs £66 a year for new applicants and renewing members. For families we also offer joint membership for two people at £113.50, for three people £161 and for four people £208.50. All members must live at the same address to qualify for multiple membership and only one copy of Swimming Times will be issued.

Overseas members pay £48.00 a year. This does not include insurance but you do receive the Swimming Times.

The IoS also offer a Retired membership which again does not include insurance but does mean you are still a member of the Institute and this costs £28.50 and includes the Swimming Times.

The annual subscription is determined by the Management Board and any member whose subscription is not paid within three months of the due date will be lapsed. If this happens you will not be entitled to any of the privileges of membership and if you want to re-join you must make written application to renew membership along with sending the relevant fee.

If you have any questions concerning individual membership of the IoS then have a look at our dedicated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

All Southern and Northern Ireland residents must apply directly to Swim Ireland at the following address Swim Ireland, Sport HQ, 13 Joyce Way, Park West, Dublin 12,  Ireland or email swimireland@iolfree.ie

Go Swimming has everything you need to know about swimming. If you are a parent, a non swimmer or just want to improve your technique this is the section for you.

In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

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