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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 School Membership FAQs

What is Swim School Membership?

Swim England Swim School Membership is an annual subscription for swim schools and operators delivering the 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, visit our About Swim School Membership page.

Where can I find more information about Swim School Membership?

You can find more information on our About Swim School Membership page.

If you would like to speak to someone directly about your membership, contact the team.

Who can apply for Swim School Membership?
Any swim school or operator involved with the provision of the Learn to Swim Programme can apply to become a Member. To be successful in your application, you must meet Swim England’s seven minimum criteria for Swim School Members. These are detailed below.
What are the seven minimum criteria that I need to meet in order to apply for Membership?

To become a Swim School Member, you must meet and be able to show evidence of seven minimum criteria for a Learn to Swim Programme provision. These have been set by Swim England’s leadership teams to help you make sure Swim School Membership is the right scheme for you and your centre. The criteria are:

  1. Evidence of current Public Liability Insurance.
  2. Proof of delivery of the Learn to Swim Programme.
  3. Actively purchasing Learn to Swim Awards.
  4. Swim Teachers who are qualified to Swim England Level 2 standard (or equivalent).
  5. Proof that staff members have been DBS checked.
  6. Evidence and details of pool safety operating procedures (PSOPs).
  7. Have an up to date safeguarding qualification.

You’ll need to declare that you meet these criteria during your online application. You must be able to supply proof when requested by Swim England. Failure to do so may result in your application not be accepted, or any existing Membership being suspended.

How much is Membership?

You can pay by the method that best suits you. The price varies depending on which you choose:

  • One-off payment: £85 for one year.
  • Direct debit: £85 per year.
How do I apply for Membership?
Applying for Membership is easy. Once you’ve checked that you meet our seven minimum criteria (listed above), simply visit our Sign up page , complete the online application form and we’ll do the rest.
How do I renew my Membership?
Visit our Membership Renewal page and fill in the online form.
What discounts are available to me as a Member?

Discounts for Swim School Members include:

  • 5% discount on your Swim England Awards orders.
  • 10% discount on all CPD courses with Institute of Swimming.
  • Current swim school members enjoy free streaming access to Swim England Learn to Swim Expected Standards videos on Vimeo.com. All new and renewing members from 2/2/23 are eligible to redeem the benefit of completely free access to unlimited streaming on the new Swim England video channel. Your 12 month access starts from the date that you redeem your promo code.
  • 10% discount on Careers in Aquatics jobs listings.
  • Exclusive discounts on your business insurance through Howdens UK Group LTD.
  • 10% discount on your annual CoursePro license fees.
Are there any specific Swim England brand/logo guidelines that Swim School Members need to follow?

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. Download them here.

How can I get support from Swim England as a Member?

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.