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Membership Information

Membership Categories

Swimmers who wish to compete for a club at all swim meets including Swimming New Zealand National Events or Regional Championships.

Swimmers who wish to compete for a club at an Inter-Club Meet, Club Championship, Club Night, Time Trial or School Championship.

A swimmer who is at High School & is not affiliated to a Member Club but wants to compete at a regional high school or National high school swimming championship.

A swimmer that participates in events such as the Epic Swim or trains & swims as recreation and has an interest in swimming. Recreational Swimmers have the ability to enter local club nights and club championships through the SNZ online system.

Swimmers who are over 25 years of age who wish to compete for a Masters Swimming Club at Masters Events

A member enrolled in a learn to swim programme within a swimming club or Learn to Swim School. A Learn to Swim member is able to enter club nights and club championship event through the SNZ online entry system.

Coaches who coach clubs or coach Swimming NZ members, Coaches receive membership to NZSCTA** are police vetted and will have access to poolside at all SNZ National Events.

Volunteer Coaches are encouraged to join NZSCTA. When joining NZSCTA all coaches will be police vetted. Volunteer Coaches are not granted poolside access at SNZ National Events. 

Qualified inspectors of turns (& above) and are members of a club or have designated a regional association which they have aligned to, that exercise the right to have a counting vote at a general meeting and in the election of elected board members. A technical official that does not exercise the right to have a counting vote for a regional association at a general meeting and in the election of elected board members.

Persons such as parents of children, sponsors, etc who do not actively swim but have an interest or are a part of our swimming community.

Persons who are apart of the executive committee of a club or involved in a club’s day to day running.

Life Members of Swimming New Zealand who are awarded the honour of life membership in recognition for many years of service to the swimming industry.

A person who freely offers to take part in administration or officiating of swimming. May include people such as parents elected as team managers for swimming squads or people who volunteer for a club who aren't part of the executive committee or an official.

National Membership Fees (for 1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022)


* Includes SNZ Records and Rewards Levy ($5.50) 

This levy contributes to incentive payments for swimmers who:

1. Break National Open records, Commonwealth Records or World Records

2. Win medals at an Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Pan Pacific Championships or World Championships


View the full policy here  



* NZ Alumni Trust ($1) contribution. 

NZ Alumni Trust

The trust raises money throughout each year in a number of ways to support budding athletes achieve their international sporting dreams. Sponsorship and funding for individual athletes are tough in New Zealand so we work to support those who are struggling financially to attend international competitions and fund their training commitments.


Regional Associations & Club Fees

Regional Associations and club may also charge an affiliation fee for their members, these fees vary between regions and club. Members should contact their region and or club for details on any applicable membership fees and their method of collection.

To join one of Swimming New Zealand’s 164 clubs click the “Join Now!” button at the top of the page!!!!

Or find your nearest club here and Regional contacts here: Regional Associations




All coaches who wish to be on poolside at SNZ competitions must be members of the New Zealand Swim Coaches and Teachers Association. NZSCTA Fees are in addition to SNZ Fees. To contact NZSCTA email exec@nzscta.com