The Club welcomes new disabled members to our swimming sessions and actively encourages their family members and friends to accompany them in order to share the enjoyment and experience.
One visit, in order for potential new members to familiarise themselves with the Club, is allowed to the club session and to ascertain relevant information. Thereafter the club’s application form must be completed by the new member, and any family members wishing to attend, the annual subscription fee(s) paid, and doctor’s written permission (if disabled, in order to ensure that swimming would not be harmful and to enable the helpers to be aware of a new member’s needs) must be obtained and submitted on the next visit.
A membership card will be issued, renewable annually, to acknowledge payment of the annual subscription, which becomes due on 1st January. This is kept to a minimum and is currently £6 per member, or £5 if paid by standing order, (This is for the Salmon Club ONLY and does not include any other activities at Westminster Lodge).
The committee reserves the right to refuse membership, at their discretion, in the best interest of the club.
Whilst the main function of the Club is to provide weekly swimming sessions for disabled people, managed by people who have experience of dealing with the needs of disabled people, it also has an active Social side as well.
Social events can be an evening, a full day and even short or full weeks in suitable accommodation. These events vary from year to year in order to give the members a wide choice, and also to include the diverse interest and mobility of our members.
Examples of events which we have had in the past include:-
When providing transport we use a coach firm which is suited to the needs of our members and has experience of many suitable venues .
Whilst there is a charge for these events they are kept to the minimum required in order to cover costs, and may sometimes be subsidised by the club.