Fee Structure and cancellation policy for Squads
(Sharks, Dolphins, Otters, Junior Club, Platinum, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Sprint, Performance)   
Click here to see fees for Academy


Monthly Squad Fees

Each swimmer pays monthly squad fees for the training sessions. They also pay an annual fee which covers membership and the costs of internal competitions or galas (Junior or Senior Club Championships or time trials). All members are expected to attend the internal competitions they are invited to.

The monthly fees for each squad are as follows: 

  • Sharks or Otters: £58
  • Dolphins or Junior Club: £64
  • Platinum: £70
  • Bronze: £76
  • Silver: £88
  • Gold: £96
  • Sprint £100
  • Mercury or Sprint Mercury: £120
  • Performance or Sprint Performance: £126
  • Senior Squad holidays only (for those attending boarding school) £32

The club trains in throughout the year, including half terms and holidays but at Christmas the junior squads (Bronze and below) take a 2 week break and the whole club take a break in August. 

Squad fees are calculated on a 12-month basis and so are payable each month throughout the year (including August). 

Annual Club membership fee 

Annual membership is £80, payable on 1st September. The amount of membership payable when first joining is dependent on the date you join: 

Join Date

First year membership

1st Aug to 31st Dec


1st January to 30th April 


1st May to 31st July


There is also a pre-payment of 2 x £22.50 to cover entry fees to our Winter and Summer Club Championships but if you join within a few weeks of an event you would not be expected to attend (or pay for it) unless you wished to.

Payment method 

When you join, we ask that you set up an authority with our direct debit partner, GoCardless. We cannot accept membership under any other terms as we don’t have the volunteers to follow up unpaid or late fees. On joining, we will collect your membership and club champs fees (if applicable) as a one-off payment and after that you will be added to a squad fee payment plan which will automatically collect on the 15th of each month until cancelled. One-off fees for galas and club kit are collected via your credit card, which is charged on the 1st of the month for the balance outstanding on the last day of the previous month.

If you have any concerns about a payment notification, email the club as soon as you notice, and it will be dealt with promptly. If there are any unresolved issues, the payment will be postponed and investigated. You need to contact us by 4pm on the day following notification by GoCardless because after this time, we cannot prevent the payment going through. Both GoCardless and credit card collections can be refunded if they are found to be in error.

Termination of Membership 

We require 30 days notice of termination of your membership. You will not be charged more than one month’s squad fees from the date of notification. 



Fee Structure and cancellation policy  for the Academy
(Beginners, Improvers, Improvers 1, Improvers 2, Advanced, Development, Development +)

Monthly Fees

Fees are £44/month for a weekly 30 minute session and £52 for a weekly 1 hr session, payable by credit card, but there is no payment in August. There are no sessions for 2 weeks at Christmas and on Easter Sunday. The monthly fee is calculated on an 11 month basis, so applies for each month, including December and March/April where there are holidays. 

There is an annual fee of £25, which includes Swim England registration and a Dulwich Dolphins Academy hat when you join. The registration fee repeats annually on 1 October.

Termination of Membership

We require 30 days notice of termination of your membership. You will not be charged more than one month's fees from the date of notification.