As a membership charity you will need to join before attending one of our swim sessions and activities.
Membership is open to anyone of any age with a disability and anyone aged 50 and over.
SDSG believes in the holistic approach to support, therefore, each paid up member can bring their family, carer(s) or a friend with them (subject to entry fees), as long as they complete a membership form.
Once you have submitted your membership form(s), and paid your membership*, you will be provided with a booking password to enable online bookings.
Note: Membership is not confirmed until your first swim session, subject to any additional questions.
To help pay the charity insurance (inc member insurance) and general running costs, each household (or individually if in supported living/care home) pays an annual membership fee, which is due upon joining and in January each year. See downloads for example costs depending on your situation.
Annual Membership: £8.00* (subsidised)
There are also session/activity entry fees to help pay for pool hire, lifeguards, volunteers and equipment costs.
Swim Entry Adult: from £4.50 (subsidised)
Swim Entry Child: from £3.00 (subsidised)
Once you have returned your membership form(s) you will be emailed a payment link to enable you to pay your annual membership by debit card online.
*If you are a tax payer we can claim back the tax paid on your membership fee, an additional 25% through Gift Aid. Please complete a declaration or a Gift Aid Envelop during one of our sessions.
To help keep you safe, every person in the pool must have completed a membership form.
Each person with a disability or health condition must complete a Health Membership Form and answer questions about their health. All other swimmers must be listed and have signed a Companion Multi-Carer/Family Form confirming their details.
This is an insurance requirement and they must be reviewed regularly to ensure they remain up to date.
Multi Carer / Family Form
Gift Aid Declaration
Membership Scenario Examples
Completed forms can be emailed to .
Alternatively, forms can be posted to us.
NEW MEMBER PROCESS
In-light of COVID-19 we are unable to complete the forms with you at your first session, therefore, they need to be completed at home and submitted in advance. This is the process:
1 - Download a membership form from our website or request a printed form to be posted to you. Including a companion form if a friend, carer or family member is coming swimming with you, along with a Gift Aid form if you are a tax payer and wish to increase your donations by 25% through Gift Aid.
2 - Return the membership form(s) by email to , please take a picture of the forms using your phone or contact us for a postal address.
3 - You will then be able to pay your annual membership online. You will be sent the link by email.
4 - Once you have paid your annual membership online the system will email you your booking password to be able to book online.
5 - Depending on your disability or health condition we may need to ask you some more questions at your first swim session before becoming a member.
If you are already member, you can renew quickly and easily online by clicking "RENEW MEMBERSHIP HERE":
If your health or contact details have changed, you will need to complete and return a new membership form before booking your next swim session/activity.