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 up to 2 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 by
e-mailing us at 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 email@example.com. 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 6:00-8:00 and Thursday evenings 6:00-8:00. 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 squad structure with swimmers divided into Development Squad with anticipated 2x1 hour per week; Junior Competetive Squad with up 3-4 hours per week and Senior Competetive Squad with 5 hours per week.
How much does it cost to train with TTS?
TTS offers up to 5 hours of training time per week and monthly fees are based on the squad the swimmer is part of:
Development Squad: £30.00 / month
Junior Competitive Squad: £50.00 / month
Senior Competitive Squad: £62.00 / 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 You will receive ee-mail notification when a DD amount is withdrawn from your account.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. This fee is to support the club in maintaining the framework of operations, website and IT/web-based admin systems.
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/ )#