Membership

If you'd like to become a member of Glasgow Western Masters please feel free to come along.  For £10 you can come and try 3 sessions.  If you then wish to join then the £10 will be deducted from your fees.  There you'll meet some of our regular members and get to chat and ask any questions you may have. One question frequently asked is around the level of ability needed to join our club. Well, while we try to be as inclusive as possible we can only accommodate competent swimmers. We don't provide teaching of new strokes but can provide some direction on technique. Ideally you will have swam previously in a club environment at some point in your life and can swim all strokes. We do however make allowance for age and injuries that may now prevent you from swimming all strokes!

You also do not need to be a member of the Western Baths to become a member of Glasgow Western Masters. We have a long history now of our association with the Western Baths and indeed the Baths has a long history in both swimming and water polo.

In partnership with the Western Baths we often provide coached "Master Classes" aimed at improving strokes and techniques and even introducing new strokes. These classes are not regular so please make inquiries at the Western Baths directly. These classes are generally open to both Baths Members an the general public.

Go to Find Us to see our address and a map showing where we train at the Western Baths.

Initial Membership of Glasgow Western Masters used to include membership of S.A.S.A. which provides insurance during training and events. However due to the increased cost of S.A.S.A. membership the way we pay this has changed. Initial payment will be paid by the individual using the S.A.S.A. online registration.  Membership will then be paid by the club for subsequent annual renewals. Speak to the treasurer or secretary for clarification.

The memberships we offer are;

Full Membership:            £264 / £22 p.c.m.     (non Baths member)
Full Membership:            £168 / £14 p.c.m.     (Baths member)
Student Membership:     £156 / £13 p.c.m.     (full-time students/under-graduates)
Associate Membership:   £60                      (for those who prefer to train predominantly elsewhere but wish to remain associated with the club
                                                                 for competitions and to attend our frequent social events)


What you get for your money:
  • Access to all 4 training sessions per week almost every week of the year except 1
  • Tuesday night Coached session and infrequent Friday night coaching
  • 2nd and subsequent years S.A.S.A. Membership (the Scottish Swimming governing body) which provides all members with Insurance during training & competitions.  S.A.S.A. Membership also allows to to attend any of the planned Masters Training at the Scottish Swimming Academy in Stirling when available.

In addition we are also kindly allowed to use the Deep End bar and you can also attend any of our frequent social events.

If you wish to take the plunge then please click on the link below to access the Scottish Swimming Online Registration System.

SASA MembershipScottish Swimming Online Registration