Join Us

Interested in joining LOBSC?

Entry to our squads is by invitation, usually we look for swimmers to have achieved British Swimming Stage 7 (or equivalent) before they would be considered but this is at the discretion of our coaches. All swimmers are invited to a free trial session where the coaches can assess their ability and either offer a place or advise on any areas that may require further improvement before they reach club entry standard. This also gives the swimmers a taster of what is involved in swim club so they can decide if it is for them.

You can contact our Club Secretary by emailing for more information on joining or to arrange a trial session.

We also offer Adult Learn to Swim and Improver Classes for further details click here: Adult Classes

If you do wish to accept an invitation to join a training squad, you will need to complete our online Membership Form upon receipt we will send you a PayPal invoice for your joining fee (see fee details below).

Annual Club Membership Fee

Every club member pays an Annual Membership fee to the club. This covers each swimmers insurance fees and also goes towards medals for the Club Championships and the up keep of Club trophies.

Annual ASA Category 2 Membership Fees

All swimming members are signed up to ASA Category 2, which means that swimmers can further their swimming and take part in County and Regional competitions. An additional fee is payable by the club to the ASA to register Category 2 swimmers reaching this level.

Annual Non-swimmers Fees

Non-swimmers membership is for those who help the club and are classified as ASA Category 3. All coaches, teachers, helpers and committee are signed up to this membership to cover their insurance.

Swimming Fees

All swimming fees are paid by direct debit via Go Cardless on the 10th day of each month.

The Membership and ASA Registration are paid annually as a separate transaction.

Membership fees cover the calendar year 1st January to 31st December and is not pro-rated. As this is an annual payment a new form and renewal fee is expected to be received by the club, for every swimmer and volunteer, at the latest by the 2nd of February for the year of membership.

Squad Training Fees from February 2018

Fees are calculated as 12 EQUAL MONTHLY PAYMENTS.

Fees assume a 48-week training year for the P1 squad and 46 weeks for the others. They already factor in the Bank Holiday closures, and the occasional cancellation of sessions to run other events in their place such as Open Meets and Club Championships.

Training fees must be paid by Standing Order (cheque or cash for the first month only). You must set up the Order with your bank.

The details are HSBC, 34 London Rd North, Lowestoft NR32 1EW; sort code 40-30-28; account 51503138.

You can use the LOBSC Standing Order Mandate if it helps…

Squad Monthly fee (1st swimmer) Monthly fee (additional swimmers)
P1 £47.25 £45.00
P2 £42.00 £40.00
County £42.00 £40.00
Competitive £42.00 £40.00
P3 £31.50 £30.00
Development £31.50 £30.00
Swimability £27.00 £25.75
Junior masters £21.00 £20.00