FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FAQ’s regarding membership of Teesdale Tiger Sharks (TTS)
Do we have to be a member of Teesdale Leisure Centre(TLC) to swim with TTS?
Though all sessions are at TLC, it is not necessary to be a member of the TLC as we operate independently from this council–run pool.
What level of swimming is required for entry to the club?
Level 6-7 swimming proficiency is a recommended, though evaluation in trial sessions is equally important as individual swimmers' abilities (see this SE link for details: www.swimming.org/learntoswim/swim-england-learn-to-swim-awards-1-7/ )
Does TTS offer free trial sessions?
We offers 3 free sessions to swimmers applying for membership. This allows coaches to evaluate level s of proficiency but also importantly allows swimmers and their parents to consider whether the club offers what they are looking for. Please notify committee about intended dates you wish to use these trial sessions.
Where do we access forms?
All forms required to join (application/medical and code of conduct) are to be found under ‘Join Us’ on this TTS website.
Who do we send forms back to?
Where ever possible, please fill the forms in electronically, save them to your device and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. A committee member will process these forms and confirm receipt. (If you are having trouble then print the forms and fill them in and re-scan and send to the same TTS e-mail)
When do training sessions take place?
Sunday mornings 7:50-8:50; Monday evenings 6:10-8:10 and Thursday evenings 6:10-8:10. The swimmers can use the whole (2hours) or a part (1 hour slot) in these evening sessions.
Does TTS have a squad structure?
At present TTS has a flexible squad structure with swimmer divided into Skills Development Squad with anticipated 1-2x1 hour per week; Junior Development Squad with up 2-4 hours per week and Performance Squad with 3-5 hours per week.
How much does it cost to train with TTS?
TTS offers three sessions per week and monthly fees are based on the number of sessions attended per week: 1x/wk=£16.50/month; 2x/wk=£31.50/month and 3x/wk=£46.00/month
Can we pay as we go for individual sessions:
Once you have decided to join TTS you will be asked to fill in a Direct Debit mandate for annual and monthly payments. You will receive ee-mail notification when a DD amount is withdrawn from your account.
Is there a membership fee:
TTS charges an annual fee of £12.00
What are the Swim England fees for?
All swimmers at a SE accredited club are required to pay a membership fee at one of two levels: Basic @ £17.50/year* (info: www.swimming.org/members/category-one-club-membership/ ) and Category 2 @£35.00.* (info: www.swimming.org/members/category-two-club-membership/ )#