Swim Ireland (SI) is pleased to announce that is has recently launched its NEW special membership category. Until now, to compete in any event held by or under the auspices of Swim Ireland you were required to be a SI club member. The new special membership category will allow individuals the opportunity to become a SI member and compete in selected SI events previously only open to club members. As this is a first year pilot there will be a select number of races/galas designated open to special members and will include a variety of open sea events and we are pleased to announce that Dublin SC has come on board to allow special members the opportunity to take part in their upcoming Masters gala. We are pleased with the list of events available so far and we would hope that more clubs will accept the special membership category for their swims over the coming weeks.
For more information please see below.
Who needs special membership?
Any individual wishing to compete in a sanctioned Swim Ireland event which has been deemed open to Special Members and who is not a Club Member of SI will need to become a Special Member.
How do I become a member?
To sign up for Special Membership please see the following link: http://www.swimireland.ie/clubs-membership/special-membership/become-a-special-member/. Once you have completed the online form and made payment, you will be emailed a PDF version of your membership card within 2 days. On race day, at registration you will be required to produce a printed membership card with valid ID to take part in any event.
What competitions can I compete in?
Swim Ireland has been working with a range of race organisers to give members a variety of events to take part in for the remainder of the year. As this is the first year and an initial pilot there will be a select number of races. For 2015 Swim Ireland will be working to develop a more extensive list of events for Special Members to attend.
Special membership does not automatically entitle members the right to swim in each event; entrance must be completed through the race organiser.
When does the Special Membership run from?
The Swim Ireland Special Membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st. Therefore, regardless of when you purchase your membership, your membership will be valid until December 31st of the year in which you make the purchase.
What does a Special Membership cost?
For the remainder of 2014 there will be a reduced cost of €15