Swim England chief executive Jane Nickerson explains why membership fees are so vital in these challenging times.
It’s the one topic that people have questioned me about more than any other on social media.
Why is Swim England not deferring its membership fees in 2021? Can we have a fee holiday until swimming competitions return? Why should I pay my fees this year?
The answers to all these questions are something we have pondered long and hard over, particularly as we recognise the difficult situation some members may find themselves in as a result of the pandemic’s impact on the economy.
As a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation, we are extremely reliant on the income we receive from membership fees to help fund our work.