Join us

Created on 07 April 2012 Last Updated on 03 September 2019
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Join Us

Welcome, bienvenue, wilkommen, witamy, bienvenido, fáilte to Dublin Swimming Club.

We always welcome new members!

If you:

… then Dublin Swimming Club is an ideal choice for you.

How do I join?

New members can join throughout the year; existing members will be asked to renew both their club and Swim Ireland membership on or before the 30th of September each year.

Membership of Swim Ireland is mandatory for members of Dublin Swimming Club - both competing and non-competing - and is included in the club membership fee. Swim Ireland membership ensures you can participate as an insured swimmer in all Open Water Committee races and Masters pool races linked to Swim Ireland.

In the first year membership is a little different. There are two forms for new members, one for Swim Ireland and one for our club - you need to complete both. On the club form there is a nominator and seconder, this is so that we can see you swim for safety reasons - e.g. if you wished to compete in an open water race – the club would have an understanding of your ability (swimming being potentially more dangerous than e.g. running for novices). We suggest you attend a club training session and bring the forms then.

New members please complete this form and the Swim Ireland membership form here.

Renewing members - please use this online form

New members must read and accept the Club Constitution and rules and must also complete the Swim Ireland registration form.

Forms will also be accepted and available at any of our training sessions; please feel free to join us.

How much does it cost?

Membership fee:

The annual membership fee is € 80 for competitive membership and  65 for non competitive. It is  30 for over 65s and DSC associate members.

* Competitive membership is mandatory to enter any gala or open water race in the Leinster Open Sea series

** Associate members must have a valid Swim Ireland membership through another club

*** The fee covers Swim Ireland affiliation

Fees are applicable yearly and run from September to August.

For family membership or if you want to discuss a personal situation in confidence, please contact the club email. We believe nobody should be prevented from swimming where possible.

See our full fee schedule for more details.

Coached Training Session Rates:

Sportsco: €7 standard, €4 students, members of Sportsco and unwaged

UCD: €8 standard, €4 students, members of UCD Sports Centre and unwaged

Westwood: €6 standard, €3 members of Westwood and unwaged.


Where is Dublin Swimming Club located?

The club is for anyone living in Dublin but we train in Sportsco, Ringsend, Dublin 4, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4 and Westwood in Clontarf.

Masters Swimmers:

What do I get in return for joining?

There are coached sessions in our pool sessions to cater for all abilities from improvers to competitive swimmers.

For competitive members, membership allows you enter galas and sea swims. You get an opportunity to be part of a very special sport and to compete in some of the great sporting events in Ireland such as The Liffey Swim.

Most importantly, you get to be involved in a swimming club with a fabulous heritage and tradition where many before you have become great friends while competing to their maximum ability.

Further queries?

If you have any membership related queries, please feel free to contact us using the form below or, if for any reason it is not working, please email

Masters Contact

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