Join the Institute of Swimming online today

Over 8,500 Institute of Swimming members currently enjoy our professional membership support and benefits. Join the Institute of Swimming today.

Membership is open to holders of an ASA, STA or RLSS UK Teachers and Coaches Certificate in any discipline (minimum qualification ASA level 1 or equivalent).

If you hold other qualifications and they are approved by the ASA or RLSS as meeting qualifying standards, membership will be considered on an individual basis.

Join – membership types and costs

Single Membership

  • £69.00 when paid online
  • £61.50 (Direct Debit)

Joint Membership

  • £50.50 for any further members when paid online
  • £46.00 (Direct Debit)

Online Membership Application

Join the Institute of Swimming now using our simple 5 step online application process below. You can also choose the Direct Debit option with the online application, and order an Swim England DBS check. The membership online payment option and Swim England DBS check payments all direct you to PayPal.

Paper forms are also available – please email

You must hold UK qualifications and be a UK resident to become a member of the Institute of Swimming or have been through the RPL process (Recognition of Prior Learning). More details on the RPL process can be found by clicking here. If you do not hold UK qualifications, we will not be able to process your membership until you have been through RPL.

All Southern and Northern Ireland residents must apply directly to Swim Ireland. Email or write to Swim Ireland, Sport HQ, 13 Joyce Way, Park West, Dublin 12, Ireland.