For all membership enquiries please contact the club secretaryJenny Lawton


For all enquiries regarding your squad fees please contact Elite Swimming: John Stathis




How to renew my EDA membership in Swim Central


How to join EDA for the first time using Swim Central


How to add a member to my family group in Swim Central


How do I enter a meet in Swim Central


Once you have read the instructions - Log in to Swim Central by clicking the 'Join Now' button in the menu ribbon



Essendon District Aquatic (EDA) aims to see swimmers develop to their full potential and provide a positive environment to nurture the development of self-esteem, competitive experience and lasting friendships for all club members.



To be a nationally recognised swimming club through promotion of a culture that supports its swimmers to strive for excellence and to achieve personal success.



To provide a high performance training program and club environment where swimmers, coaches, committee members and parents work together to continuously improve and achieve personal excellence.



  •  Excellence in all we do
  •  Innovation in how we approach continuous improvement
  •  Integrity in our actions
  •  Transparency in our operations
  •  Respect for fellow team mates, coaches and club
  •  Engagement with our members and community
  •  Leadership in developing role models in our community
  •  Fun and enjoyment through participation by all members


The club is proud of its inclusive program offering excellent opportunities for swimmers from junior development to State and National levels.




EDA's website is the go to place for information on you, or your child's swimming.


It contains information on upcoming events, relevant EDA news, policy details, club results, details on squads and training venues, qualifying times, links to Swimming Australia, Swimming Victoria, Metro West District and information on club sponsors. Please explore the website and visit it regularly to keep up to date with all club news.




Communication about all club events and new is via EDA's own TEAM APP.


Coaches will use this means of communication to communicate with their squads.

It's recommended both swimmers and parents download this app. Simply follow the instructions below to get on board.


  1.  Download Team App from the Apple or Google Play app store.
  2.  Sign up to Team App. You will be sent an email to confirm your registration.
  3.  Login to the App and search for "Essendon Aquatic Swim Club".
  4.  Choose your applicable access group(s).
  5.  If you don't have a smartphone go to to sign up and view this App online.


PLEASE DOWNLOAD now for FREE onto your smartphone or tablet from the Apple store or Google play.

The TEAM APP website can also be accessed from the LINK on our home page.




Please click here for EDA's rules including our Social Media Policy.




Essendon District Aquatic is a member of the Metro West District Swimming Association.


The district plays a key role in the development of swimmers in Melbourne’s west and sees athletes go on to represent their clubs at State, National and International levels. Metro West stages District Championships, LC & SC meets as well as qualifying heats for Swimming Victoria’s All Juniors & 7-12 Competitions.


It is expected swimmers attend ALL Metro West swim meets both from a means of being awarded for their swimming efforts and ensuring EDA is one of the top clubs in the district.



Once you have decided you wish to join EDA all you need to do is click on the 'Join Now' link on the top of our website.


Before joining online make sure you have done the following:


  1. Had an assessment with one of our coaches
  2. Have been placed in an Elite Squad group
  3. Contacted the Club Secretary to discuss the fee structure.


Parent Members

As of 1 July 2019, Swimming Australia require all members aged under 18 years to be linked to a parent or guardian member aged 18 years or over.
If you are new to swimming and joining the club for the first time, please also join a parent or guardian member aged 18 years or over at the same time.