Club Fees

Ashford Town Swimming Club fees are amongst the lowest in Kent as we aim to be as inclusive as possible.

Annual membership

Our Annual Membership fee covers Swim England Registration/Insurance and SER Registration fees. ALL swimmers must pay the appropriate fees.

Our 2022/2023 fees are as follows.

Masters (Non-Competitive other than East Invicta Masters)£20.00
Learn to Race£20.00
All Squads£40.00
Masters (Competitive)£40.00

The deadline for payment is strictly 28 February. Those who have not paid by the deadline will be barred from entering the water from that date until the fees are paid because you will not be insured.

Swim England membership categories

There are three different Swim England membership category types.

Club Train membershipThis is for individuals who are part of a club and are learning to swim or are swimming at any level within the club network.
Club Compete membershipIs for people who want to compete and be part of a structured competitive pathway. It is for club members who want to compete in competitions and train in one of the Squads
Club Support membershipClub Support is for anyone involved in a club who isn’t covered by Club Train or Club Compete, such as volunteers, coaches and teachers.

Monthly fees

Learn to Race£35.00
Development Squad£40.00
Junior Squad - Currently suspended
Competition Squad£45.00
Performance Squad - Currently suspended
Senior Squad - Currently suspended

Club discount for families who have more than one child is currently under review.

Swimming fees are payable monthly at the beginning of each month. Invoices will be automatically generated and payment must be ither via Direct Debit or Online Payment. No cash is alternative is available.

Fees are payable in full irrespective of whether the swimmer attends every session or not.

The club closes annually for two weeks in August, one week at Christmas during which time there will be no training or swimming lessons. No refunds of subscriptions will made for these, as fees are pro-rata based in the calculation of the total annual subscription.

Payment of fees upon joining

The membership and Swim England registration fees together with the first month’s swimming fees must be paid by bank transfer immediately upon joining the club.

A regular automated payment (Direct Debit/Standing Order) must be set up for the monthly fees before the second months fees are due.

Any regular automated payment not set up by the third month after joining will result in the swimmer being removed from the list of members and not being permitted to swim.

Alteration to payment amount upon change of squad

Please make sure you continue to pay the correct amount, especially upon changing squads. Please note that the club will require you to pay any back-dated amounts owing should you fail to amend your payment on time.

Non-payment of fees

Failure to pay the appropriate fees on time will result in the swimmer being removed from the list of members and not being permitted to swim.

The club is a non-profit making organisation so prompt payment of fees is essential to keep the club afloat!

Collecting fees can be difficult and time-consuming so please help by paying these amounts as soon as you receive a request to do so.

Remember that the person asking you is going to be an unpaid volunteer, giving up their own time for the benefit of the club.

If you have a query please contact the Committee rather than waiting until you are approached to find out why you haven’t paid.