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: )


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  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:  ) and  Category 2 @£35.00.* (info:  )#