Membership

Joining SASAC is easy; the sections below contains the information needed to join. If you have any questions about joining please contact the Membership Team and the prices are shown in Membership Fees.


Diving

Membership renews each April. There are four types of diving memberships.

Adult Diver membership for one adult. The members’ must also be current BSAC diver member. The members’ access and use of the swimming pool is available all year and additionally they can register their dependent children pool guests who can accompany them in the pool. Members benefits include access to free compressed air fills and when suitably qualified, access to mixed gasses and the club’s dive boat.

Senior Diver membership for one adult over state retirement age. The members’ must also be current BSAC diver member. The members’ access and use of the swimming pool is available all year and additionally they can register their dependent children as pool guests who can accompany them in the pool. Members benefits include access to free compressed air fills and when suitably qualified, access to mixed gasses and the club’s dive boat.

Student Diver membership for one adult in full time education and under 25. The members’ must also be current BSAC diver member. The members’ access and use of the swimming pool is available all year and but unlike other adult divers they cannot register pool guests who can accompany them in the pool. Members benefits include access to free compressed air fills and when suitably qualified, access to mixed gasses and the club’s dive boat.

Junior Diver membership for one child over the age of 14. The members’ must also be current BSAC diver member. The members’ access and use of the swimming pool is restricted to supervised BSAC activities. Members benefits include access to free compressed air fills and when suitably qualified, access to mixed gasses and the club’s dive boat

Return our membership form along with a self certification medical form.

BSAC membership with St Albans branch of BSAC


Snorkelling & Underwater Hockey

Membership renews each April. There are these types of snorkelling and underwater hockey memberships. They are very similar memberships distinguished by the membership of British Octopush Association (BOA) and British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC). BOA membership is compulsory for playing underwater hockey and BSAC membership for any open water snorkel diving.

Adult Snorkeler membership for one adult. The members’ must also be current BSAC member. The members’ access and use of the swimming pool is available all year and additionally they can register their dependent children as pool guests who can accompany them in the pool. Members benefits include, when suitably qualified, access to the club’s dive boat.

Senior Snorkeler membership for one adult over state retirement age. The members’ must also be current BSAC member. The members’ access and use of the swimming pool is available all year and additionally they can register their dependent children as pool guests who can accompany them in the pool. Members benefits include, when suitably qualified, access to the club’s dive boat.

Student Snorkeler membership for one adult in full time education and under 25. The members’ must also be current BSAC member and additionally they can register their dependent children as pool guests who can accompany them in the pool. Members benefits include, when suitably qualified, access to the club’s dive boat.

Junior Snorkeler membership for one child over the age of 8. The members’ must also be current BSAC member. The members’ access and use of the swimming pool is restricted to supervised BSAC activities.

Adult Underwater Hockey membership for one adult. The members’ must also be current BOA member. The members’ access and use of the swimming pool is available all year and additionally they can register their dependent children as pool guests who can accompany them in the pool. Benefits include access to the club’s dive boat for those who are also suitably qualified and concurrently BSAC members.

Senior Underwater Hockey membership for one adult over state retirement age. The members’ must also be current BOA member. The members’ access and use of the swimming pool is available all year and additionally they can register their dependent children as pool guests who can accompany them in the pool. Benefits include access to the club’s dive boat for those who are also suitably qualified and concurrently BSAC members.

Student Underwater Hockey membership for one adult in full time education and under 25. The members’ must also be current BOA member and additionally they can register their dependent children as pool guests who can accompany them in the pool. Benefits include access to the club’s dive boat for those who are also suitably qualified and concurrently BSAC members.

Junior Underwater Hockey membership for one child over the age of 8. The members’ must also be current BOA member. The members’ access and use of the swimming pool is restricted to supervised BOA activities.

University Under Water Hockey membership for one adult in full time education and under 25 and residing term time away from the local area. The use of the SASAC facilities is restricted to non term times only. The members’ must also be current BOA member. The members’ access and use of the swimming pool is available outside of term times and they cannot register pool guests.

If you have any questions about snorkelling / or underwater hockey please contact our snorkel rep. 

BOA membership with the St Albans Saints branch of BOA


Swimming

Membership renews each April. There are two types of swimming memberships available for new members.

Cold Water Season Swimmer membership for one adult. The members’ access and use of the swimming pool is restricted from 1st October until 31st May. Outside of these times the membership is equivalent to a Social Member. Applications to join as a Cold Water member can me made at any time and spaces are not currently restricted.

Apply for Cold Water Season membership by emailing membership@sasac.co.uk with the subject: Application for Cold Water Season Membership and provide the full name and email address of the applicant(s).

All Season Swimmer membership for one adult. Unlike the Cold Water membership the members’ access and use of the swimming pool is available all year and additionally they can register their dependent children who are under 18 as guests who can accompany them in the pool.

The All Season Joint Swimmer membership is a type of membership no longer available for new members. It is equivalent to two single memberships but the fee is paid by the primary partner and is discounted compared to two single fees.

Pool Guests

We have no swimming memberships for children. Adults may register their dependent children as pool guests who can then accompany them to the the pool. Pool guests status is cancelled when the child turns 18 years old but they may apply for All Season Swimmer membership without the normal quota restriction up until the renewal date of their parent’s membership.

The current quota for All-Season memberships is at capacity. New membership are offered using a lottery system.

Lottery

There is a quota for All Season Swimmer memberships.

The limited number of spaces that do become available each year when existing members do not renew are offered via a two stage lottery first to Cold Water members who have been members for multiple seasons and then any remaining spaces are offered via a lottery to remaining Cold Water members and anyone else who registered for the lottery in the previous year ending 31st March.

If you are an adult and would like to apply for the All-Season membership lottery email your full name to swimmingrep@sasac.co.uk with the subject: Application for All Season Swimming Membership. Provide the full name and email address of the applicant.

If you haven’t been offered a place by 31st May then you have been unsuccessful and will need to re-apply for the following years lottery. Applications will not be rolled forward to the next year.

We cannot respond to further enquiries regarding you lottery application due to the volume of enquiries made.


Social Membership

We also offer social membership of the club for those members who only wish to take part in club events.

SASAC Social Membership Form


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