Important Changes Starting in September

Due to circumstances beyond our control with booking arrangements and the imposition of new charges by Brio Leisure we are having to make some changes to the way we run the club. Until now we were able to use the training pool at no cost and the money collected each week was used for the upkeep of the hoist, swimming galas, parties, NASCH membership, club insurance and occasional trips.

However, come the autumn we will have to pay the commercial rate (£100 p/hr discounted to £80) to use the facilities, which means that in order to pay our way, we shall have to increase the amount we currently charge from £2 to £3 per session, starting the first week in September, with a further increase at a later date (to be advised).

Also, swimming time in the training pool is to be reduced to an hour and a quarter, i.e. from 7.15 to 8.30, also starting in September. However, as a special concession, Brio will allow anybody who would like to stay the extra 15-minutes to use the leisure pool, but it’s important to bear in mind that they won’t be supervised by Terrapin helpers.

At some point swimmers who are not already members of Brio Leisure will have to apply for a concessionary membership card, which will entitle them to a 20% discount. We’re not sure when this will come into effect, but we will let you know once we have the information.

Our regular newsletter with details of forthcoming events will follow shortly. However, please note beforehand that the new charges will have a significant impact on our finances and so, regrettably, we will have to start charging for the Christmas party. For Terrapins the cost will be £2 per head and for all others it will be £4.

We sincerely hope you won’t be unduly inconvenienced by these changes and that you understand why we have to impose them.

by Patrick Rooney on August 6th, 2017 in News