New Member Application

Atlantic Masters Swimming Club is an open water swimming club.  Our aim is to encourage members to become more confident and experienced in the open water with a focus on enjoyment and challenge. Throughout the year, we have different swims; night swims, Turkey swims (Every Sunday from October to December!!) nights out, awards night and much more. Our club members swim in the open water,
sea or lake, all year round. We ask all our members to be actively involved in the club, both as a swimmer and as a volunteer, when needed. We do run pool sessions from early October to early May; however, these are for the benefit of our members to improve their open water
swimming techniques and endurance. If you are only interested in pool swimming then this is not the club for you.

Due to the nature of open water swimming we do not take beginners for safety reasons. We expect that all new members can swim 20 – 30 lengths of a pool at their own pace. Speed does not matter at all!! If you think you are not at that level yet, I have contact details of coaches who could help get you to this level before you join the club.

Atlantic Masters is a group of people who love to swim in the open water, in wetsuit or skins. Our members vary widely in abilities and goals. For some a goal might be to swim 500m in open water and for others it might be to complete an ocean crossing.

How to become a member

Membership options

  1. Full year membership. From September 2021-August 2022

This runs from the beginning of September to the end of August (12 months).

Why September?

Atlantic Masters is affiliated with Swim Ireland, who renew their membership each September.

The cost for this membership is 100 euro. This includes Swim Ireland competitive membership of 42 euro and club registration fee of 58 euro.

  1. Part year membership.

This runs any time from the beginning of March to the end of August.

Why do we have this option?

As an open water swimming club, we have found that as the sea temperature begins to increase, so too do enquiries to join the club. Rather than have people hang on until September, they can avail of this option.

The cost of this membership is 60 euro. This includes Swim Ireland competitive membership of 42 euro and club registration fee of 18 euro.

Membership Files

In order to process your membership application, you need to read some documents and sign some documents. Below are linked to the club’s constitution and privacy statement. Please read these before submitting your information below. The left two documents you need to read. The two documents on the right are the Application Form and Code of Conduct. These documents must be printed and signed and returned to the Club Secretary.

Club Constitution
Privacy Policy
Code of Conduct
Application Form

Idealy, print, sign and scan the two attached documents and email them to If you do not havs access to a scanner and want to post them. The address is, Atlantic Masters Swim Club, Unit 2A, Briarhill Business Park, Ballybrit, Galway, H91D853.

Membership Application Process

Upon receiving and reviewing your submitted documentation, if you are eligible to join Atlantic Masters, the Club Secretary will email you a link and access code to this website to pay your membership fees. Only when your membership fees are paid you will be considered a full member of Atlantic Masters.