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You can access session times for each squad by look at the Timetable page on the Swimmers menu.

Competitive Squads, Fees &  Training Information


  • Squad membership is determined by the Head Coach following consultation with the Squad Coaches
  • Factors such as age, sex, attitude, attendance, punctuality, training and competitive performance plus the ability to keep pace with a particular group will be considered along with the promotion criteria for the squad.
  • A flow chart explaining the progression through the squads can be viewed on the Squad Progression page.

Fee Structure from 1st September 2021.

The Monthly fees for Stratford Sharks are paid in advance payable by GoCardless Direct Debit on or about the 1st of each month. 

 Fees 1st September 2021
Charity Subs
Training Fees
Total Payable
Academy Bronze Monthly £10.00  £25.25 £35.25
Academy Silver Monthly £10.00  £29.50 £39.50
Academy Gold Monthly £10.00  £31.50 £41.50
Juniors Monthly
£10.00  £39.00 £49.00
Development Monthly £10.00  £42.00 £52.00
Performance 2 & 3 Monthly
£10.00  £45.00 £55.00
Performance 1 Monthly £10.00 £54.00 £64.00
Masters 2 (Twice per Week) Monthly £10.00  £24.50 £34.50
Masters Unlimited Monthly
£10.00  £34.00 £44.00
Student (University / School - Boarding) Monthly £10.00 £4.00 £14.00
Charity Joining Fee  On joining £20.00
Charity Annual Membership Fee 1st September, Annually £20.00 
SE Category 1: Non Competitive Members < 9 yrs
1st February, Annually
SE Category 2: Competitive Members ≥ 9 yrs £34.40 

Our Charity Membership and Training fees are inclusive of the 1% GoCardless DD collection fee.

Hardship Support - With help from the Stratford Town Trust, we have in the past been able to provide support to families from within the Stratford Town area whose circumstances challenge their ability to meet our membership fees. If you feel this applies to you, please contact the membership secretary in the first instance. Hardship support is not automatically renewed and will end on 31st March each year, families can re-apply should circumstances remain unchanged.

Sickness or Hospitalisation- adjustments to fees to account for long term sickness or specific injury that prevent members from swimming will be adjusted by the Membership Secretary with the Direct Debit system.

Personal Details Changes- If at any time of the year, any of your personal details change, such as home address or e-mail please notify us as soon as possible (membership@teamsharks.com).

General Principles

The main focus for the squad structure is to improve the standard of competitive performance and technique throughout the club through improved training discipline and attitude.

Guidelines can be found below as to the nature of the rules and training guidelines.

It is our hope that through the implementation of these practices we can develop the standard of all of the swimmers in the club in a fun and safe environment.

Squads will be reviewed regularly during the year and progression between squads is at the discretion of the head coach.

Rules and Training Guidelines:

If there is a specific reason for being late to a particular session on a weekly bases please inform the coaching staff beforehand. Persistent late arrivals will result in the involvement of the parents to determine the cause.

Lane discipline includes several aspects of training etiquette -

Correct starts, turns and finishes every time.

Finishing on the wall every time, and allow others to do the same.

If you are being overtaken, it is NOT your responsibility to do anything. It is the job of the person doing the overtaking to swim faster and go past the other swimmer while causing minimal disruption to the other swimmer. If you are being overtaken, do not stop swimming!

Stopping during a set significantly reduces the benefit of that set and will no longer be acceptable. Stopping during a set and impeding other swimmers will not be tolerated.

Swimmers should go to the toilet prior to every session. Toilet breaks will only be allowed in between main sets not during them.

2nd March