JOINING OUR CLUB

Thank you for your interest in finding out about the Gympie Gold Fins Swimming Club and/or Gympie Gold Fins Masters Swimming. We hope that the following information answers your questions. 

GYMPIE GOLD FINS SWIMMING CLUB

GYMPIE GOLD FINS SWIMMING CLUB

We are registered with Swimming Australia, Swimming Queensland and the Wide Bay Swimming Association.

Club membership is for a period of 12 month, commencing on the 1st of July each year. The annual membership fee is due when signing on for the season and covers insurance and registration affiliation with Swimming Australia, Swimming Queensland, Wide Bay Swimming Association and Gympie Gold Fins Swimming Club.

New members have a “come and try” grace period of 2 consecutive weeks. This means you may compete at club nights, but are not eligible to nominate for other swimming meets.

As a returning/renewing member, you are not covered by our insurance, able to compete at club nights or able to nominate at swimming meets until your membership is paid.

Swimmers may transfer from one club to another during the season. To transfer, purchase the new membership in full for the swimmer, then from that swimmer’s profile select the old membership and use the “transfer’ button to transfer; this process will automatically refund the amounts from the old membership that are the same as the new membership (e.g. the Swimming Australia component).

Please note, this transfer process is only required for mid-season transfers. Any end/start of season changes of club are handled by simply purchasing the new club’s membership product.

Every member is required to complete their membership on line through Swim Central.

As part of our Duty of Care, we require each member to complete a Medical Form that is available as a download document in the Documents and Forms section of the website or by requesting a hardcopy from the registrar.

It is a club requirement that all swimmers under the age of 18, registered as club members, have at least one parent/guardian registered as a Parent Member. (Parent Memberships are free.)

SWIMMER CATEGORIES

There are 2 categories of registered swimmers.

*Please note, that if after a period of time a swimmer wants to start competing at inter-club meets,
they MUST upgrade their membership type to “Competitive Swimmer”.  Please speak to the registrar about the process.

MEMBERSHIP TYPES

SWIMMER

A swimmer who competes as per their chosen category as outlined above.

PARENT MEMBER

The parent/guardian of a Gympie Gold Fins Swimming Club registered swimmer.

TECHNICAL OFFICIAL

A member who is an accredited Technical Official.

ACCREDITED COACH

A Coach who is registered with The Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA).

NON-SWIMMER

Other members who are not parent(s) or guardian(s) of a Gold Fins Swimming Club registered swimmer.

FEES

The following fee structure applies to club membership only. Coaching/Training fees are NOT part of these fees.
Please refer to the Coaching and Training section of the website for information.

If swimmers wish to come along to club night, compete at swimming meets,
participate in club activities etc, they are required to pay membership fees.

MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2023-2024 SWIMMING SEASON

The fee structure includes the following four components: Swimming Australia fee, Swimming Queensland fee, Wide Bay Swimming Association fee and Gympie Gold Fins Swimming Club fee.

The “Fair Play” program is a Queensland Government initiative aimed at children and young people aged 5 years up to 17years of age. It is aimed at children who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club. $150 vouchers are available to contribute towards the cost of sport or recreation membership.

The Gympie Gold Fins Swimming Club is a Registered Activity Provider and accepts the Queensland Government “FairPlay” vouchers.

There is a limit of one voucher per child per calendar year. It should also be noted that vouchers are issued on a first come, first served basis; therefore there is no guarantee that a child or young person will obtain a voucher.

The fees listed below are as indicated on Swim Central and are inclusive of fees and taxes.

They must be paid in full when registering on Swim Central.

CATEGORY FEE
Competitive Swimmer 8 Yrs and under $80
Competitive Swimmer 9 Yrs and over $190
Recreational Swimmer 9 Yrs and over $85
Second Claim Swimmer $51.50
Parent(s) of Gympie Gold Fins club members Free of Charge
Accredited Technical Officials Free of Charge
Non-Swimming members $35
Accredited Coach $25
Accredited Technical Officials Free of Charge
Life Member Free of Charge

GYMPIE GOLD FINS MASTERS

This is the part of the club registered with Masters Swimming Australia, Masters Swimming Queensland and Gympie Gold Fins membership fee.

Types of memberships are available.

6 month membership Available to all members.  Signup opens July 1st and runs from July 1st to December 31st.
12 month membership Available to all members.  Signup opens December 1st and runs from January 1st to December 31st.
16 month membership Available to all members.  Signup opens 1st September and runs from 1st September
to 31st December in the following year.  

Please note that all memberships expire on 31st December, no matter when you join throughout the year. (note the special condition for the 16 month membership)

GYMPIE GOLD FINS MASTERS MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2023-2024

The fee structure includes the following three components: National Component (Masters Swimming Australia),
Branch Component (Masters Swimming Queensland) and Gympie Gold Fins Masters fee.

N.B. The following fee structure applies to club membership only.  Coaching/Training fees are NOT part of these fees.
Please refer to the Coaching and Training section of the website for information.

CATEGORY FEE
6 month membership (Valid 1/7/2023 – 31/12/223) $100
12 month membership TBC
12 month membership (HCC holders) TBC
16 month membership TBC
16 month membership (HCC holders) TBC
Gold Fins Masters Non-Swimmer member $25
2nd Claim member $51.50

Please note: HCC = Health Care Card holders. We will need to send a copy of the HCC to the administrator at Masters Swimming Queensland.

Members of the Gympie Gold Fins Masters only, may only compete at Masters meets.  If a masters swimmer wishes to compete at Swimming Queensland sanctioned meets, they must join the Gympie Gold Fins Swimming Club as well as the Masters. Discounts apply so please speak to the registrar if you wish to find out more information.