We are excited that our 2023 Memberships opened on the 1 November 2022 via Swim Central

 

 

 

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Who can join?

Membership is open to people who are 18 years or are older. An individual who has attained the age of 18 can join a Masters Club to train and compete in club, branch and national Masters events. FINA still retains it’s minimum age for competing at 25 years.

You can travel the world as an Australian masters swimmer and train with any masters club. We recommend you do some research about the Club(s) before you travel and introduce yourself and check on their latest training information to confirm arrangements for the session.  

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What type of membership are you looking for?

NEW Memberships

Welcome to Masters Swimming.

NEW members (without an existing Swim Central profile)

  • If you do not have a profile already in Swim Central you need to create one
  • Click on the Join as a NEW member tab on the right of the page
  • Click on Don’t have a login? Register for an account
  • Follow the steps to create a profile and verify your email address
  • Return to the login page and log into Swim Central
  • Once logged in you click on Store, select membership and search for the Masters Club you are wanting to join 

NEW members (with an existing Swim Central profile)

  • You may be a parent, a member of a Swimming Australia club or be an ASCTA coach and have an existing profile
  • If this is you then you need to log into Swim Central using the email address associated with your existing profile
  • If you have forgotten your password do s forgot password request
  • Once logged in you click on Store, select membership and search for the Masters Club you are wanting to join 

Please check the club name when purchasing a membership product; that it is the correct Club you are wanting to join and is a Masters Club as some Swimming Australia clubs have similar names. Most Masters Swimming Australia clubs will have the word ‘masters’ in their name but some do not.

If you are unsure contact your Branch or the National Office: admin@mastersswimming.org.au

RENEWING Memberships

Welcome back to Masters Swimming. There are 3 types of RENEWING Members:

2022 Current members

  • If you are a current financial member of Masters Swimming Australia in 2022 your profile
    HAS BEEN migrated to Swim Central
  • Your password that you used in the previous membership database (SportsTG/GameDay) is
    NOT the password for your login into Swim Central – you need to create a NEW password  
  • Click on the RENEWING Members tab to the top right of this page
  • If you have not yet created a password or logged into Swim Central click on Forgot Password link and follow steps to create your password
  • Once logged in you click on Store, select membership and search for the Masters Club you are wanting to join 
  • DO NOT re-register new as your profile is in Swim Central


2019-2021 Lapsed Members

  • If you were a member in 2019, 2020 or 2021 we are currently migrating your data to Swim Central – anticipated to be completed by the second week of December 2022
  • If you need to renew before this anticipated date please click on the RENEWING Members tab to the top right of this page, do a forgot password request  Swim Central to see whether your profile has been migrated
  • If you RECEIVE a reset email your profile is there and you just need to follow the steps to create a password
  • If you DO NOT RECEIVE an email your profile has not yet been migrated – you can go ahead and create a profile by clicking the tab – Don’t have a login? Register for an account
  • Once you have either reset your password or created a profile and have logged in click on Store, select membership and search for the Masters Club you are wanting to join 


Pre 2019 Lapsed Members

If you were a member before 2019 your profile will not be migrated into Swim Central by the end of 2022

If you do not have a profile in Swim Central

  • You need to create a profile if you do not already have one (if you are unsure if you do follow the steps above for 2019-2021 to check)
  • If you do not have a profile click on the Join as a NEW member tab on the right of the page
  • Click on the tab – Don’t have a login? Register for an account
  • Follow the steps to create a profile and verify your email address
  • Return to the login page and log into Swim Central
  • Once logged in you click on Store, select membership and search for the Masters Club you are wanting to join 

If you have a profile in Swim Central

  • You may be a parent, a member of a Swimming Australia club or be an ASCTA coach and have an existing profile
  • You need to log into Swim Central using the email address associated with your existing profile
  • If you have forgotten your password do s forgot password request
  • Once logged in you click on Store, select membership and search for the Masters Club you are wanting to join 

Please check the club name when purchasing a membership product; that it is the correct Club you are wanting to join and is a Masters Club as some Swimming Australia clubs have similar names. Most Masters Swimming Australia clubs will have the word ‘masters’ in their name but some do not.

If you are unsure contact your Branch or the National Office: admin@mastersswimming.org.au

SECOND CLAIM Memberships

Membership of Multiple Clubs

Members can join as many clubs as they like, including clubs in different states if desired.  The primary club shall be referred to as the member’s First Claim Club. All other clubs shall be referred to as the member’s Second Claim Club. For a First Claim Club, the club member will pay the required Club, Branch and National components of the membership fee.

For any subsequent club memberships, the swimmer will pay:

  • Only the club fee if all clubs are within the same Branch 
  • OR a club plus Branch fee if any clubs are in different Branches
  • Please note Club fees are set by the clubs and paid to the Clubs – only Branch fees will be charged through Swim Central

Points gained by a club member in the Vorgee National Endurance 1000 Competition shall accrue to the members First Claim Club. In swim meets, the member may represent any club of which they are a member, provided that the swimmer does not swim for more than one club at the same meet.

  • A member retains the same membership number even if they join more than one club
  • In Swim Central you will only have ONE login and ONE profile – you will have your First Claim and Second Claim products visible under your ONE membership profile
  • Please note you must be financial with your First Claim Club before proceeding any further
  • Please note you need to place a second claim request each year – the system does not automatically process second claim each year.

 To make a second claim request:

  • Make sure you are financial for the year with your first claim club
  • Submit this Second Claim request form (You will receive a confirmation email on submission of your form)
  • MSA will then contact and seek approval from your requested second claim club if it is a new one (it can help if you contact the second claim club and let them know you are going to submit a request form) or process your renewing second claim without seeking approval from your club
  • Email confirmation will be sent to you once this has been completed
  • Your membership number will remain the same as your first claim (primary) club and now in Swim Central you will only have ONE login and profile 
  • Interstate second claim members – You can join a club in another state. For example, if you are a first claim member in NSW and wish to join a second club in VIC, a Branch fee component is applicable. This amount varies in each state. You will be emailed information on how to pay once your second claim profile has been set up. You then need to pay a club fee where applicable.
  • Same state second claim members – As a second claim member within the same state you are not required to pay the national and state fee components again. If a club fee is applicable you will need to organise this payment directly to your club. 

NON-SWIMMING Memberships

Welcome to Masters Swimming

The MSA Non-swimming membership is a great option for our Volunteers, Coaches, Officials and Social members who wish to be connected to the Masters Swimming community and now to their clubs.  A Non-swimming membership does not entitle members to swim at training or to compete in any meets, postal swims, E1000, Million Metres program.

With Swim Central we can now offer the Non-swimming memberships a little differently. The Non-swimming memberships are ‘Dry’ memberships and are priced from $10 (this is the MSA National component – Branches and Clubs may add a fee to this)

In 2023 we can offer Non-swimming memberships by:

  • Joining the MSA Non-swimming Club ($10) – details to come in December 2022
  • OR your club may offer the Non-swimming membership product (MSA $10 + associated Branch and Club components if applicable) – it pays to check with your Branch or your club to see if they will be offering this for 2023

To purchase a Non-swimming membership:

If you do not have a profile already in Swim Central you need to create one

  • Click on the Join as a NEW member tab on the right of the page
  • Click on Don’t have a login? Register for an account
  • Follow the steps to create a profile and verify your email address
  • Return to the login page and log into Swim Central

If you have a profile in Swim Central

  • you need to log into Swim Central using the email address associated with your existing profile
  • If you have forgotten your password do s forgot password request
  • Once you have logged in search for the MSA Non-swimming Branch or search for your club and select the Non-swimming product 

If you have been a swimming member but no longer wish to swim then you can purchase this membership – please note DO NOT purchase this Non-swimming membership if you intend to pick up swimming again in the same calendar year. 

Please check the club name when purchasing a membership product; that it is the correct Club you are wanting to join and is a Masters Club as some Swimming Australia clubs have similar names. Most Masters Swimming Australia clubs will have the word ‘masters’ in their name but some do not.

If you are unsure contact your Branch or the National Office: admin@mastersswimming.org.au

TRANSFERRING Memberships

If you have been previously registered with a Masters Swimming club and wish to change to a new club this is called a transfer. Members can transfer from one club to another club in Swim Central.

Please note if you are a 2022 member you cannot transfer clubs in the process set-out below as you cannot transfer from one of the migrated memberships – you need to purchase the 2023 membership with your new club and there will be no refund from your previous club.

If you want to transfer for 2022 please contact admin@mastersswimming.org.au

The way the transfer process works is you need to purchase the NEW membership product, you then apply for a transfer from the OLD membership product, and automatic refund (of components which are common to both membership products) will happen in the background. 

  • To be entitled for a refund both memberships must be from the same season (i.e. from 2023)
  • Any funds that are reimbursed should be received within 10 days of the transfer being initiated.

Please note you will not be able to transfer using the steps out lined below if:

  • You are wanting to transfer from a 2022 migrated membership
  • The membership is 30 days from expiring, has expired or expires today
  • If a refund has been requested for a Membership
  • Membership is a Trial Type or Second Claim

To transfer Clubs in Swim Central for 2023 onwards

Please note the images below are currently from a swimming Australia Help Sheet and the figures and memberships are not Masters swimming Australia fees or memberships but the process is still the same.

1) Login to Swim Central 

2) Proceed to the member’s ‘Profile’ who is transferring clubs and select ‘View Profile’

3) From the Memberships accordion select the OLD membership and the membership details will display

4) Select ‘Transfer’. If this button is disabled, please contact your state administrator.

4) Search for your NEW club by club/organisation, postcode, or suburb

5) Once you have a selected the new club you wish to transfer to, a summary of any reimbursements you may be entitled to will display. To be entitled for a refund both memberships must be from the same season.

6) To purchase the new membership select ‘Go to Store’ at the bottom of the page

7) Find the new membership product and select  ‘Add to Cart’’

Please ensure you are transferring and purchasing for the correct person (this applies if you are the primary account holder in a family group)

8) Select Shopping Cart at the top of the page

9) At the checkout

  1. Verify the contents of your trolley
  2. Enter name on card
  3. Enter credit card details,
  4. Agree with Terms and Conditions
  5. Select ‘Buy Now’

NB If your membership requires a document upload, please see here for details.

10) On the ‘Thank you for your purchase’ page select ‘Set as Primary Membership’. This club will become the preferred club/association for the member when participating in activities.

11) Select ‘Transfer From’ and the old membership you are transferring from will be listed

12) Select the old membership and you will be returned to the Membership Transfer page

13) On the Membership Transfer page please confirm

  • Membership you are transferring from
  • Membership you are transferring to
  • Summary of Reimbursement

14) On completing the transfer the member will be eligible to receive a refund on any components which are common to both membership products (i.e. State fee and National fee components). 
To be entitled for a refund both memberships must be from the same season.

15) Select ‘Transfer’ and a pop up modal will show. Select ‘Transfer’

16) The transfer request is automatically approved and the new membership will display with a ‘Primary’ tag. Please note that this can take up to 30 minutes to occur.


17) The old membership can then be located under the ‘Inactive Only’ membership status with a ‘Transferred’ status tag

Please check the club name when purchasing a membership product; that it is the correct Club you are wanting to join and is a Masters Club as some Swimming Australia clubs have similar names. Most Masters Swimming Australia clubs will have the word ‘masters’ in their name but some do not.

If you are unsure contact your Branch or the National Office: admin@mastersswimming.org.au

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What types of membership are available?

Membership TypeMembership description
12 Month MembershipsThis is our standard and most popular membership and is available to all members.
Sign-up opens 1 November (2023 Only) and runs from 1 November 2022 to 31 December 2023
Sign-up opens 1 December (2024 onwards) and runs from 1 December 2023 to 31 December 2024
6 Month MembershipsAvailable to all members.
Sign-up opens July 1, and runs from July 1 to December 31.
16 Month MembershipsThis is not available to members in 2022-2023.
MSA and the NMC to review the 16-month membership for 2023-2024
Non-Swimming MembershipsCoaching (CO), Technical (TO) and Volunteer (VO) are the backbone of our Clubs and the Non-swimming memberships are a great option for our volunteers who wish to be connected to the Masters Swimming community but not swim and not compete.  Former swimmers may also take up a Non-swimming membership and keep connected with their Club.
Second Claim MembershipsMembers can join multiple Clubs including Clubs in another Branch (State)
The primary club shall be referred to as the member's First Claim Club. All other clubs shall be referred to as the member's Second Claim Club.
TransfersInformation to come

 

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Membership fees for 2023

  12 Month Memberships6 Month MembershipsNon-swimming MembershipsSecond Claim
(same Branch)
Second Claim
(different Branch)
Masters Swimming Australia$49.00$36.75$10.00No FeeNo Fee
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Masters Swimming NSW (MSNSW)$38.18TBATBANo fee$38.18
Masters Swimming NT (MSNT)$20.00$15.25TBANo fee$20.00
Masters Swimming QLD (MSQ)$49.00$36.75$10.00No Fee$49.00
Masters Swimming SA (MSSA)$60.00TBANo feeNo fee$60.00
Masters Swimming TAS (MST)$25.00$15.00TBANo fee$25.00
Masters Swimming VIC (MSV)$45.00TBANo feeNo fee$45.00
Masters Swimming WA (MSWA)$48.00$35.00TBANo fee$48.00
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Club fees vary - please contact the club to find out their component

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Why Join?

The following services are available to members of Masters Swimming Australia:

  • Provide national governance of Masters Swimming in Australia
  • National Committees – Coaching, Swim Meets & Technical
  • Development of national rules, policies & guidelines
  • Provide national insurance policies for members and officials
  • Maintenance of  the national website & management of the website platform
  • Maintenance of the national registration database
  • Production and distribution of quarterly e-newsletters
  • Sourcing, partnerships, strategic alliances, sponsorship and funding at the national level
  • Liaison with Swimming Australia, FINA, and ASCTA on relevant matters
  • Sanctioning of International and National Masters Swimming events in Australia
  • Guidance and assistance in the organisation of the National Championships and Masters Games swimming events
  • Development and approval of accredited coaching and technical courses
  • Management of the National Swim Series
  • Management of the Vorgee Million Metre Awards and Vorgee Endurance 1000
  • Publishing of National records and National Top 10 results via the MSA Results Portal
  • Awards such as the Masters Coach of the Year, Official of the Year and National Championship trophies
  • Maintenance of the national archives

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