Motherwell and Wishaw Swim Team

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New Fee Structure

New Fee Structure

Earlier this year we were notified by NLL that all swimming clubs within North Lanarkshire would have changes made to way they paid for pool time. Currently we are invoiced each month for the amount of simmers that have attended each training session over the month at a cost of £3.00 per swim. NLL confirmed that the pool charges will no longer be per swim and will be moved to a Swim Club Membership System. The cost for this Swim Club Membership will be £20 per month, this will be increased at an agreeable pace until it is in line with our swimming lessons by NLL each year.

Included in the NLL membership:

Under 12's

· Unlimited Swims in any NL Leisure Pool

· Unlimited use of the Time Capsule Waterpark in Coatbridge (per session cost for comparison £5.10)

· Unlimited Access to Kids NL Sessions

· Off-Peak use of Fundamentals Soft Play areas at Broadwood, Cumbernauld and Time Capsule, Coatbridge

· 2 Free Skating Sessions at the Time Capsule each week. (Tues/Thurs 4.00pm to 5.30pm)

Over 12's

· Will be able to access all of the above sessions, as well as the gym and the usage of fitness classes.

The Club Membership will be purchased at Wishaw Sport Centre and will be payable to NLL.

This has had a massive financial implication for our club. Fees steadily increased each year, but this year there are a few increases which were out with our control due to the new Club Membership imposed by NLL. As the Club Treasurer I had to strip all club’s overheads and expenditure back and produce a whole new costing structure. I have tried to keep the increase to each lane at an absolute minimum, but the largest increase has been made to the Elite Team. The reason for this is that the Elite Team were never charged by NLL for any pool time, their fees were for training only.

I have prepared a budget based on all overheads, expenditure and forecasted Income for the next 12 months based on the new training fess, this budget will be closely monitored by myself, and will be reviewed every 3 months by the Committee. As we are unsure of how the new fee structure will pan out I am making parents aware that unlike previous years, we would only increase fees at our AGM, we may be forced to increase fees if circumstances change and the club is running at a loss. I am quietly confident that we will not need to make any changes but I must make you all aware of the possibility.

We are currently waiting on a start date from NLL for this new Club Membership to start, but it will be within the next few months. All fees will stay as they are until such date.

Detailed below are the new fees for 2016/17

Lane Current Fee New Club Fee Club Membership NLL Total Cost
Lane 1 £ 22.50 £ 3.50 £ 20.00 £ 23.50
Lane 2 £ 22.50 £ 3.50 £ 20.00 £ 23.50
Lane 3 £ 28.50 £ 9.50 £ 20.00 £ 29.50
Dev 4/5 £ 36.00 £ 18.00 £ 20.00 £ 38.00
Youth Feeder £ 47.50 £ 31.00 £ 20.00 £ 51.00
Youth Team £ 61.00 £ 42.00 £ 20.00 £ 62.00
Junior Elite £ 57.50 £ 48.00 £ 20.00 £ 68.00

Lane 6 will no longer have beginner swimmer, they will be merged with Lane 1, this will free a lane up to expand one of the other Lanes which train from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

The discount for siblings will no longer be applied on the new cost structure, however, it will be reviewed next year.

If at any time throughout the year, if anyone has any questions or concerns regarding the Club Accounts, please do not hesitate to contact me and voice your concerns or question, I will be more than happy to take the time to answer anything.

Tracey Stevenson – Treasurer

Motherwell & Wishaw ASC