Swimming Scholarships

Swimming Scholarships

We welcome applications from new potential members aged 8 upward – with the will, enthusiasm and determination to think big and win big!

To book a scholarship assessment or club assessment at Ellesmere College Titans, please contact:

Alan Bircher coachbircher@gmail.com or via our contact form

Our programme is led by former World and European medalist Alan Bircher with a track record of developing some of the best young talent to come out of British swimming in recent years along with hugely successful businessman – Jon Pardoe, who’s vision to create a talent hotspot in North Shropshire is why we’re here today.

The Application Process

You should download and complete our Membership Application found in the swimming resources section.

All prospective members are invited for interview and swimming trials by the Head Coach. They are then invited to join the club if they meet the following criteria:

  1. They demonstrate through interview a commitment to competitive swimming. This will require prospective members to explain their own goals and determination to achieve them, as well as showing a commitment to contributing to the success of the club through gala participation.
  2. They meet the clubs membership criteria.

Following the interview and trial you will be notified whether or not you have been successful. You will then be invited to become an Associate Member which grants you a limited membership for 3 sessions only. Full membership will follow if you maintain a successful performance during this initial period.

Becoming a Member

When you complete the application form you are asked to provide details of any medical condition or allergies that may be relevant should your child fall ill or be involved in an accident whilst at the club. For the safety of your child please ensure that you tell us of any changes in this information promptly.

Membership requires full compliance with our Policies which can be found in swimming resources.

Membership fees are payable in advance by standing order or annually in advance by cheque. Fees become payable on the 1st working day of each month in which they are due.. New members joining the Titans after the 1st of the month are required to pay a full months payment by cheque with the next month’s payment being paid by standing order on the 1st of the following month. These fees are inclusive of all pool and land training.

The gala entry fees are payable separately.

Standing Orders or cheques should be made payable to Ellesmere Titans Swimming Club

National Westmister Bank,

Wem branch.
Sort Code 557042
Account No 82030359

  • “I was always doubtful about moving to Ellesmere, I didn't want to leave home and I didn't want to start at a new club, but everyone is so friendly and the environment is brilliant, now I can't imagine not being here. It's like a big family who all want to achieve the same thing so everyone understands you!”  
    Freya AndersonEllesmere College Titans – European Juniors 2016