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Swim School Membership FAQs

To help you with general queries about Swim England Swim School Membership, we’ve created a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers below.

If the answer to your question is not provided, please email the team at swimschools@swimming.org.

Swim England Swim School Membership is an annual subscription for swim schools delivering the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme.

Becoming a Member gives you access to a range of benefits with Swim England and our partners, as well as expert support and guidance on how to deliver the Learn to Swim Programme to the highest possible standard.

To find out more about what’s included in Membership and for information on how to apply.

To become a Swim School Member, the following documentation will be required of you to evidence with Swim England as part of the updated Swim School Membership policy.

These have been set by Swim England to ensure the safety of those learning to swim.

The documentation required is:

  • Current Public Liability Insurance for your swim school
  • Certification of teaching swimming qualifications for all teaching staff, for example, SEQ Level 2 Swimming Teacher Certificate
  • Up to date DBS for all teaching staff within the swim school
  • A completed declaration form confirming that you have Pool Safety Operating Procedures (PSOPs)
  • All teaching staff's current Safeguarding Certificate
  • A Designated Welfare Officer and certification of their training

You’ll need to declare that you meet these criteria during your online application. Failure to do so may result in your application not being accepted, or any existing Membership being suspended.

Yes. If you do not currently follow our framework or reward using our Awards but are looking to implement it please email us at learntoswim@swimming.org and one of the Technical aquatic Managers will support you on transitioning your programme.

Yes, you will be required to have an appointed Welfare Officer to enable you to apply for a membership.

This needs to be someone who is independent to your swim school. For example, a parent. It cannot be the owner/manager of the swim school or any of the teaching staff.

The Swim School Membership has two package options:

  • Standard Package - £119
  • Premium Package - £389

Applying for Membership is easy. Once you’ve checked that you have the required documentation in place, simply visit our Sign up page , complete the online application form.

You will be notified with an email from Swim England's Membership Team 30 days before your renewal. If paid by invoice or one off payment you will need to complete the renewals form online. If paid by auto renewal your money will come out automatically.

Yes you can! You will have the option to upgrade your membership at renewal. If you would like to upgrade to the premium package whilst in your current membership period please email swimschools@swimming.org.

Upgrades will be procesed monthly, upgrade requests will need to be sent to us before the 25th of the month in order for us to process for the beginning of the following month.

You will have the option to downgrade your membership at renewal. Please note, you will not be able to downgrade until you renewal.

Refunds are only permitted within 14 days of taking the membership out or of your renewal date.

Please see our table of benefits.

Yes. As a Swim England Swim School Member, you are representing the national governing body through your programme. We have certain guidelines on how and where our logo can be used. Once your membership has been approved, you will be issued supportive documents when you receive your logo.

You will be in regular contact with our Learn to Swim Technical Aquatic Managers who can provide all the support and guidance needed to run your Learn to Swim Programme.

The Learn to Swim Team is also on hand to help. Contact us anytime and we will get back to you as soon as possible. learntoswim@swimming.org

When we have processed your application you will receive an email to set up your login to the portal.

You will be able to do this on the login page of the portal. The portal details will be sent to you by email when our Team process your membership application.

This can be done by filling out the form on the following link: https://billing.stripe.com/p/login/eVag0x5JL05e0CceUU

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