Why are we Crowd Funding?

With the loss of revenue from this seasons swimming  Open Meets and the additional costs of returning to the pool, the clubs present income does not cover the costs. As with so many sporting clubs, the impacts of COVID are presenting many challenges to resolve.

It is important to the club to ensure membership is accessible to all. We wish to avoid meeting all of the additional costs borne from the impacts of COVID through increasing membership fees, as we believe this could discourage new members and may not be viable for all. Additionally, we wish to be able to support all our members through this difficult time, which includes those financially impacted by this crisis, to ensure that all members can return to the pool and joining City of Bristol Aquatics remains open to all swimmers. It is also important that the club remains financially secure in the long term so as to continue to grow and provide the very best opportunities for swimmers to train in the Bristol and surrounding areas.

We have set a target and hope that Sport England will match fund half of this through the Activity Together scheme. This is a massive target and very ambitious, but we are an ambitious bunch. The club and all its members are looking to the future, when competitions can restart and dreams can remain alive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who will you be helping?

Anything you can spare will help us ensure that CoB Aquatics remains the great club it was before COVID, to be financially accessible and to help us continue to build and develop so as to provide the best opportunities for our present members and those of the future.

Your donations will help all of these people:

  • Young children looking to take their swimming / water polo / artistic swimming further
  • Children starting out competing
  • Children and Young adults competing at County, Regional, National and International Level
  • Swimmers / athletes with disabilities
  • Opportunities for swimmers / athletes from other clubs to receive additional training with a performance squad
  • Swim specific training for children taking part in multidisciplinary sports such as triathlon
  • Life saving Skills

 

To help, please visit: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/support-city-of-bristol-aquatics-club-covid-appeal?tk=2f872e0698125ddb80b5126f18de92e837d0b30a&fbclid=IwAR1efiwRoodyTulWEK5ueBSbZKNPQus-yqqRzzosRXjfZa6DvI0I1mkLXuk