Update to Members regarding the closure of Aireborough pool
Although there is still no final decision on a closing date for the pool refurbishment, we are approaching membership renewal time and the committee have had to make a decision regarding the future of the club over the next 9 months.
Due to a variety of reasons including insurance liability, ASA membership fees and the difficulty of finding an alternative venue, the Committee have reluctantly decided to hold our last lane swimming session at Aireborough on Monday 27th March until the pool's scheduled re-opening in January 2018. With the exception of Executive Committee members, all membership will lapse from this date.
All members are invited to a free fun night at Aireborough pool on Thursday 30th March between 7.00 – 8.30pm when we are hopeful of having the inflatable in the pool.
The offer of temporarily transferring to Otley pool was rejected by the majority of members primarily due to the late timing of the sessions and for this reason, the move has not proved financially viable.
Leeds Council have now offered us alternative dates which we believe will be more attractive to members and we are hopeful these will become available in early May :
Tuesdays 8.00 – 9.00pm (one session)
Thursdays 7.15 – 9.15pm (two sessions)
In order for the Committee to evaluate the viability of these new times we are requesting that all members provide feedback by emailing their preference to [email protected]
Please respond by 17th March with the following information
Current Session attended at Aireborough :
Preferred Session at Otley :
Aireborough - Monday Session 2
Otley - Tuesday and Thursday Session 2
Membership fees for 2017 can only be determined once we know the numbers involved but we anticipate £40 - £50 (inclusive of ASA fees).
Please note, Otley pool only has 4 lanes and numbers will be limited to c.10 swimmers per lane. Again, priority will be given to members who compete in galas – if there are any members who still wish to complete in galas after March 27th but do not wish to transfer to Otley, please inform Ian Clark at [email protected]
The Club Championships which are usually held in November has been canceled for November 2017.
When the reopening date of Aireborough pool is confirmed we will contact all current members with details of how to rejoin – future membership is likely to run January to December.
If you have any queries please contact us at [email protected]
The Executive Committee intend to strengthen its resources and are asking for volunteers both for Otley and when we re-open at Aireborough. We particularly need pool-side helpers – job descriptions are available.
Please remember that the Club is run entirely by volunteers and can only exist with the help of its members. I you think you can help please contact the secretary [email protected]