Fees

We are a non-profit making organisation and all those involved with the club are volunteers.

In order that we can keep our fees low, we ask two things of our members:

  •  Please pay by monthly standing order from your bank (cash payers will incur an additional charge of £3 per month). Forms are available from the desk at Beeches (or via email).
  •  Understand that the cost of belonging to the swimming club is based on an annual fee, spread over twelve months.  This minimum charge (£21 or £26 per month) entitles the swimmer to one swim per week. The fees include additional costs the club is required to pay, such as equipment and insurance.  The club operates throughout summer holidays therefore members are expected to continue their standing orders, Opting in and out of payment, as and when you child can swim, may incur a “rejoining fee”.  This rule may be relaxed when a child is injured or ill for an extended period of time.

The following fees are currently payable:

Session Number of Sessions/week Amount/month
Widths 1 £21
Widths (or 1 width plus 1 length) 2+ £28
Lengths 1 £26
Lengths 2 £33
Lengths 3+ £35
Seniors (and Masters) aged 17 and over 1+ £29

PLUS the annual membership – £34 (or £60 competitive) – see below

Reduced rates apply for families with 3 or more children swimming – lowest fee when there are three children is reduced by 50%.  Reduced rates for families paying for four children – fourth child swims free.

Currently, Club membership fees includes a swimmer’s Swim England membership fee, which ensures that you have adequate insurance cover for activities that you undertake with the club, or as an individual, for instance at an Open Meet. This fee is payable to the Swim England by the club on behalf of the swimmers on an annual basis and will be collected by the front desk in the first quarter of each year. The amount payable each year is set by the Swim England. Notification of when this is due will be sent out via email and will need to be paid as soon as possible.

Parents are encouraged to pay the fees by standing order (cash payers will incur an additional charge of £3 per month). Forms are available from the desk at Beeches. In certain circumstances payment may be made by cash, please ask at the desk.

Reduced rates apply for families with 3 or more children swimming – lowest fee when there are three children is reduced by 50%.  Reduced rates for families paying for four children – fourth child swims free.

Club Membership and ASA Fees

This is an annual charge for every swimmer.

For width swimmers (and non competitive swimmers) the charge is £34 per swimmer.

For lengths swimmers the charge is £60 per swimmers.

This includes the Swim England (formerly known as the Amateur Swimming Association) fees (which includes regional and national Swim England fees) – the costs are not governed by the club and cover the swimmers for insurance while they are swimming at the club and at all other events.

Fees are anualised – the yearly fees are split evenly across the twelve months of the year. Please make sure you pay your fees every month.

Any cheques will need to be payable to: PBSSS – you can also pay the monies straight into the PBSSS bank account.

Masters on Sunday – cost PAYS £6.00 .  Adult must join PBSSS as a minimum of cat 1 member.

In addition to club membership fees, swimmers who choose to compete will also pay entry fees for open meets and county events at which they elect to swim.

Anyone transferring their Swim England membership from another club will NOT pay any membership fee until the start of the next Swim England year (1st January each year).

If you are experiencing difficulties with your club fees, please contact the club secretary or someone on the desk to discuss your situation.

Entry forms for competitions are available to print from the website to swimmers and parents/carers in advance of competitions and it is the responsibility of the swimmer to return the form with payment before the closing date. Forms without payment will be put to one side and only processed once payment has been received. Entries cannot be accepted after the closing date. Once the club has submitted swimmers’ entries for a competition, the club is obliged to pay all fees even if a swimmer does not attend.

Also, a swimmer once entered is obliged to swim. If a swimmer is unable to compete for any reason, it is their responsibility to notify the competition organisers. If a swimmer fails to compete and does not notify the competition organiser there may be a fine of £5 per event. This fine is imposed by the competition organisers.

Therefore, when a swimmer submits an entry form for a competition they will be expected to pay the cost of their entry to the club even if they do not attend the competition. Swimmers will also be expected to reimburse the club for any fines due to failure to notify their withdrawal from an event.

The club committee has decided, reluctantly, that if payment is not made by a swimmer then the committee will have to review that swimmers future participation in swimming competitions, training sessions and their future with the club. Any non-payment of entry fees or club fees leads to an additional financial burden which has to be borne by the other members of the club. In exceptional circumstances, such as injury, it may be possible to reclaim fees from a competition organiser and reimburse a swimmer. These cases will be dealt with on an individual basis.

Payments can be made direct to the club’s bank account for swimming fees, membership fees and Swim England fees. The club’s bank account details – Loyds Bank, Sort Code 30-98-37 and Account Number 03093730. Please ensure that you quote the name of your swimmer(s) and what the payment relates to in the reference field of the payment.

Swimming fees must be paid up to date, including the correct monthly fee for your swim squad, your Swim England insurance fee and the PBSSS Membership Fee. Failure to keep fees up to date will result in your swimmer being refused entry to their swim sessions, our swim teachers and coaches will be made aware if there is deficit in fees.

Please note, if you wish to leave the club you will need to give one month’s notice and any fees outstanding will need to be paid in full, including the notice period.

The club operates on the goodwill of our parents and supporters, who volunteer their time freely and willingly. Several of our committee members and volunteers will be approaching parents to discuss collecting outstanding fees, to ensure that we are able to meet our commitment.

Force majeure: In situations of force majeure or other unforeseen circumstances leading to the cancellation of swim sessions, PBSSS is unable to give any refund to those swimmers affected. However, the PBSSS Committee will do its utmost in trying to arrange alternative swim sessions, where possible, over the swimming season to compensate for those cancelled sessions.