Why I’m backing Swim England to recover and preserve what matters to me

Masters swimmer Kath Tunnicliffe explains why she has renewed her Swim England membership.

I’ll be honest with you… I don’t really have an endearing love for Swim England.

However, I wanted to share with you my thoughts on renewing my membership … and why I’m backing Swim England as the only organisation I’m aware of who can stand up for swimming.

Like many of you, I feel ‘hard done by’ to have paid out for Swim England Category 2 membership in 2020 and had next to no benefit.

Now to be asked again in 2021, when there’s no sign of a return to normality, it all feels a bit much.

Yes I know many feel they should pay the minimum possible, holding back until competitive options become a reality.

This is an obvious choice and one many will take. However, I just wanted to put forward an alternative idea.

Basically the fees we commit pay people’s wages. Many, including our Swim England Masters representative, have already been made redundant and their roles assimilated.

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