Membership

Bendigo East Swimming Club is open to any member of the community who wishes to participate, either as an active competitive swimmer, to support a swimmer or to just be a part of the social activities of the club.

New swimmers and members are always welcome at any time - please contact the Membership Manager, to arrange a trial with the development coaches. The coaches will assess the most appropriate squad for a new club member to help achieve the swimmer's ambitions.

Bendigo East Swimming Club is affiliated with the Central Victorian District (District 15) of Swimming Victoria. All competitive swimmers must be registered with Swimming Victoria. Click here for instructions on how to join or re-new membership. each season, which runs from July 1st to June 30th annually. Swimmers must be actively paid up prior to competing in accredited SV meets, to ensure insurance coverage. Non-financial members are not permitted to swim at accredited meets, and their entries will not be processed. Training fees for the different swim squads, club fees and Swimming Victoria membership fees are outlined on the Fees page. All swimmers will need to purchase a season swimming pass (which allows entry to all Bendigo Council affiliated pools over the summer season), preferably through the Bendigo East Pool.

Swimmers training with the racing squads are expected to swim at the annual Bendigo East Club meet and represent the club at Central District Championships. Swimming at local Bendigo meets is also encouraged.

The Club runs a number of social activities, as well as helps provide maintenance of the Bert Graham pool. Regular working bees are held to maintain the upkeep of the pool and surrounds, and members are asked to help out where possible. The Club runs an annual Swim Meet in November each year, and also is the site for many school swimming carnivals as well as the annual All Junior Elimination swim meet and Proficiency testing for the Central Victoria Districts Swimming Association, in March. Members are asked to help with the running of these activities. There is a social camaraderie which develops with involvement in these events!