Read below for some Quick Tips

  • Renewing members: For more information, go to the RENEWING Membership Help section below. DO NOT Register for a Swim Central account as this creates a NEW account.

  • You are a NEW member you need to Register for a Swim Central account. For more information, go to the NEW Member Help Section below

  • You are wanting to Second Claim with another club from 1 January 2024: please scroll down to Second Claim section and follow the steps outlined (or click on Second Claim tab to the right)  Note that Second Claims for 2024 are not processed until the 1 January 2024.

  • You are wanting to transfer clubs: please scroll down to the Transfer Membership section below  Please note there are NO Transfers operational in December 2023. Please also note you can only transfer from a 12 month membership to a 12 month membership of the same year or a 6 month membership to a 6 month membership of the same year – please contact the National Office 

  • If you turn 18 in 2024: If you were not 18 at the 1 December 2023 please contact the National Office for membership assistances.

 

 

 

 

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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 HERE 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

Steps to purchase a membership

Once you have a Swim central profile you need to be logged in and from the menu option to the left select Store, then Select Memberships

Search for your club by club name by postcode or by suburb

Select yourself as the member you are purchasing a membership for.

If the club you are purchasing a membership for has more than one membership product you will see them listed.

If there are no products displaying in the store please check with the Club (or contact Masters Swimming Australia or your Branch) as they may not have any membership products available to purchase.

Select the appropriate membership by selecting ‘Add to Cart for Member name’ at the bottom of the product tile – you cannot add more than one of the same membership

To go to Checkout click on the cart icon next to your name

•    Confirm all details are correct and assigned to the correct name

•    Enter name on credit card

•    Enter card number, expiry date and CVC

•    Read and agree with Terms and Conditions

•    Select ‘Buy Now’

•    A screen saying ‘Thank you for your purchase’ shows with a summary of your purchases and a confirmation email will be sent to your registered email address.

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RENEWING Memberships

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

2022 -23 members

  • If you were a financial member of Masters Swimming Australia in 2022-23 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 JOIN HERE 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 your profile has been migrated to Swim Central
  • Click on the JOIN HERE 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 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

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 JOIN HERE 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 when you were last a member please contact your Branch or the National Office: admin@mastersswimming.org.au

Steps to purchase a membership

Once you have a Swim central profile you need to be logged in and from the menu option to the left select Store, then Select Memberships

Search for your club by club name by postcode or by suburb

Select yourself as the member you are purchasing a membership for.

If the club you are purchasing a membership for has more than one membership product you will see them listed.

If there are no products displaying in the store please check with the Club (or contact Masters Swimming Australia or your Branch) as they may not have any membership products available to purchase.

Select the appropriate membership by selecting ‘Add to Cart for Member name’ at the bottom of the product tile – you cannot add more than one of the same membership

To go to Checkout click on the cart icon next to your name

•    Confirm all details are correct and assigned to the correct name

•    Enter name on credit card

•    Enter card number, expiry date and CVC

•    Read and agree with Terms and Conditions

•    Select ‘Buy Now’

•    A screen saying ‘Thank you for your purchase’ shows with a summary of your purchases and a confirmation email will be sent to your registered email address.

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SECOND CLAIM Memberships

Membership of Multiple Clubs

Members can join as many clubs as they like, including clubs in different states if desired (apart from a club in Queensland if your first claim club is not a Queensland club).  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 for 2024 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.

2024 Second claim memberships are processed from the 1 January 2024.

 

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 or if you were an immediate First Claim member of the club you are requesting a second claim with 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 apart from a club in Queensland – you can join a club in any of the other states in Australia. 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 2024 we can offer Non-swimming memberships from the 1 January 2024 by:

  • Joining the MSA Non-swimming Club ($10)
    • When logged into Swim Central go to Store
    • Click on Memberships
    • Type in MSA Non-swimmer Club in the Find a Club (search field)
  • Your Branch Non-Swimmer Club
    • please note some Branches may not offer this and some may charge a fee
    • please contact your Branch to see whether they are offering the Non-swimming Branch Club
  • 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 2024

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 HERE 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

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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.

Important information:

  • Have not renewed for 2024?
    • You log into Swim Central (if you have a profile) or create one and purchase the membership with your New Club for 2024 NOT your previous Club
  • Transferring members are entitled to a refund of like components.
  • Current financial members must purchase a similar membership with the club they want to transfer ‘To’ (and apply for the transfer and this will trigger a refund)
  • Transfer refunds are ‘like for like’ – for example:
    • A member with a 12-month membership can only apply for a transfer by purchasing a 12-month membership to the new club. (They will receive a refund of the MSA and Branch components if transferring within the same Branch. They will receive a refund of the MSA component if transferring interstate).
    • A member with a 6-month membership can only apply for a transfer by purchasing a 6-month membership to the new club. (They will receive a refund of the MSA and Branch components if transferring within the same Branch. They will receive a refund of the MSA component if transferring interstate).
    • A member with a 16-month membership can only apply for a transfer by purchasing a 16-month membership to the new club. (They will receive a refund of the MSA and Branch components if transferring within the same Branch. They will receive a refund of the MSA component if transferring interstate).
  • Members will NOT receive a refund of:
    • The Club component they are transferring ‘From’
    • The Branch component if the ‘To’ Club is in a different Branch to the ‘From’ Club
  • Any funds that are reimbursed should be received within 10 days of the transfer being initiated.

Question: What if I am a 2024 member with a 12-month membership (purchased between December 2023 and May 2024) and want to transfer after the 1 June?

  • If the Club you are transferring ‘To’ still has a 12-month membership available you can purchase this and apply the transfer process and trigger the refund
  • If the Club they want to transfer ‘To’ only has the 6-month memberships Live in the Store in Swim Central, please contact the National Office  – we will apply the relevant 12-month membership to your profile and once you purchase the 12-month product you can apply the transfer process and trigger the refund 

Question: What if I am a 2024 member with a 12-month membership (purchased between December 2023 and May 2024) and have purchased a 6-month membership after the 1 June – can I transfer or can I request a refund of the 12-month membership

  • Please DO NOT request a refund of the 12-month membership 
  • Please contact the National Office
  • We will refund the 6-month membership and apply the 12 month membership of the Club you want to transfer ‘To’
  • Once you purchase the 12-month product you can apply the transfer process and trigger the refund 

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

  • You are wanting to transfer between different membership products (eg 12 to 6 month)
  • 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

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.

Opens from 1 December 2023 to 31 December 2024
6 Month MembershipsMemberships may be are available for purchase from the **1 June 2024 and are valid to 31 December 2024.

** Note from 2024 Branches and Clubs can choose to offer the the 6 month membership from 1 June or from 1 July - please check with your Branch on what they will be offering.
16 Month MembershipsAvailable to all members.

Opens 1 September 2024 and will run to 31 December 2025
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.
TransfersMembers can only transfer from a 12 month to a 12 month membership, from a 6 month to a 6 month membership, you cannot transfer from a 12 month to a 6 month memberships - please contact the National Office if you are requiring transfer assistance.

 

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Please note Memberships fees below attract platform processing fees which are applied at checkout and GST may apply.

Membership fees for 2024

12 Month Memberships (2024)6 Month Memberships (2024)Non-swimming Memberships
(2024)
16 Month Memberships (2023-24)Second Claim same Branch
(2024)
Second Claim different Branch
(2024)
1 Dec 2023 -
31 Dec 2024
** 1 June 2024 -
31 Dec 2024
1 Jan 2024 -
31 Dec 2024
1 Sep 2023 -
31 Dec 2024
1 Jan - 31 Dec 20241 Jan - 31 Dec 2024
Masters Swimming Australia$57.00$42.75$10.00$61.25No FeeNo Fee
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Masters Swimming NSW (MSNSW)$45.00$30.00No fee$60No fee$45.00
Masters Swimming NT (MSNT)$23.00$17.25tbaNot offered No fee$23.00
Masters Swimming QLD (MSQ)$57.00$42.75$10.00Not offeredNo Fee$57.00
Masters Swimming SA (MSSA)$62.00$35.00tba$60.00No fee$62.00
Masters Swimming TAS (MST)$27.00tbatbaNot offeredNo fee$27.00
Masters Swimming VIC (MSV)$45.00$30.00No fee$60.00No fee$45.00
Masters Swimming WA (MSWA)$48.00tbatba$59.50 No fee$48.00
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Club fees vary - please contact the club to find out their component
** please note Branches and Clubs can offer the 6 month memberships from the 1 June or form the 1 July

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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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