Members are welcome from ‘The Black Country to the Potteries and everywhere in between’. The club is open to adults (18+) who wish to compete (or help others compete) as Masters in local, district, national and international swimming competitions. Whenever possible the club will provide opportunities for members to take part in relay events. This club does not offer training sessions, members are encouraged to support one another and help develop interest in Masters swimming within their local area.

If you would like to join Black Country n Potteries as a swimmer or official, or if you have any membership queries, please use our Contact form and select “Joining BCnP and membership queries” or email directly to

We offer a number of membership options; Full year, part year, and non-swimmer (officials) memberships, and can also provide Swim England registration if required.

Black Country n Potteries Membership Fees

Joining fee: Competitive Swimmer £25.00
Part year joining fee:
Competitive Swimmer after 1st July (new members only)
Non competitive members: i.e. Officials  £0.00
Club Cap £5.00
Annual renewal fee: Competitive Swimmer £10.00

Personal relay account: £15/£10 from the joining fee is allocated to this account. One quarter of the entry fee for each relay swum is deducted. Once the account balance is £5 or less, a top up of £15 is required. Personal relay account funds slide over from one year to the next providing annual renewal fees are paid on time. Failure to ‘top up’ a personal relay account could lead to a swimmer being ineligible to compete in a relay event for the club. All fees are non refundable. Variation to these rules can be only considered by the club committee.

Swim England Registration Fees (correct at time of publication)

Category 1 (Club Train) – Complete in a local competitions i.e. Staffs Masters £17.35*
Category 2 (Club Compete) – Compete in any discipline in all levels of competition £36.15*
Category 3 (Club Support) – Officials and volunteers only (non-swimmers) £7.75*

* reductions may be available from 1st Oct-31st Dec

For more information regarding Swim England Registration please see Swim England Club Membership page.