This notice explains why information is collected about you and the ways in which this may be used by Blackpool Polar Bears.
Records are kept about your personal contact details, emergency numbers and notes on medical conditions and medication to ensure your health and safety. We also keep information on your performance, training and participation at events.
Due to time and space constraints in the pool, we are only able to accommodate a limited number of swimmers each week. To be considered for membership please contact the Club Secretary to find out how to apply. You can download a membership application form from here and it will be processed in accordance with our membership procedure.
There is usually a "waiting list" in operation and Blackpool residents are given priority. An assessment of the support needs and capability of each individual is made before any individual is permitted to swim. You can explain your circumstances when you make contact. We will aim to assist and support you the best we can.
The members handbook our summarising rules, regulations and other information is available here
We aim to provide an enjoyable experience for everybody, but sometimes things may go wrong. Any concerns about training or lessons should be discussed with the swimming teacher through the Head Coach. Issues associated with operation of the swimming club or social activities should be discussed with the Chair or vice Chair of the Swimming & Social Committee. If you are dissatifised with the outcome of these discussions then contact a trustee prior to raising a Complaint.
We have an annual membership fee which is reviewed each year. Fees are due to be paid by the end of March each year.
Membership fees for 2023/2024 are:
- Single Membership £90
- Double Membership £125
- Triple Membership £160
Single membership covers the member and one carer, double and triple membership is for families that have more than one registered disabled swimmer.
A 50% reduction is applied after to membership fees if registration takes place after October of the school year.
Membership fees help cover:
- costs associated with pool hire,
- lifeguards and coaches from Blackpool Council
- provide insurance for members and pool equipment
- affiliation fees
- training of volunteers etc
A discount is often available to registered swimmers.
Blackpool Polar Bears were formed in 2000 starting with 8 members. Years on, we have now 100+ members. We are run by a very strong team of dedicated volunteers and have an excellent relationship with Blackpool Council who support Blackpool Polar Bears by giving us use of Moor Park Pool every Sunday from 9am – 12pm along with fully qualified swimming teachers and lifeguards.