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Membership & Waiting List Information

We are growing the Swim & Surf Club for the 2024 season. 

Our season typically runs from May through to October. 

The volunteer team has been working hard at training more members of the community to help us grow our sessions and membership base for this season. We are grateful for their incredible support, as with more volunteers this year, we can increase the number of members we can take to the beach!

We aim to grow from 20 beach members in 2023 to 40 nipper and 20 Junior members in 2024. 

These numbers do not include our Lido sessions, which will be open to more from the community. We will share more information about those sessions soon, once we hear how the fantastic team at the Lido is progressing to ensure the pool is operable this year. As soon as we have a date, we’ll share our plans for the Lido sessions.

Sessions / Membership types
Currently, we are planning for two Saturday morning sessions:
- Nippers, aged 8-12, Saturday’s 8.30-9.30
- Juniors, aged 13-16, Saturday’s 9.45-10.45

Membership Fee’s

To be confirmed
Funded Places
Every year we fund 20% of places through the club for those that need it most. If you require any financial assistance with joining the club / taking part in our activities, please email us (email below), and we will handle your request in the strictest of confidence.

Ability Requirements
- All members must be able to swim 50m unaided
- Tread water for three minutes unaided

As part of our insurance and affiliation to SLSGB, we must see the children perform these activities. We will be running pool sessions soon so that we can check on their ability to take part.

To take part in our activities, the children must have:
- A full wetsuit covering full arms and legs
- Wetsuit boots
- Goggles – optional

At all sessions, all children should also bring a towel, warm clothes for before / after the session and water / snacks as needed.


Our membership is open to children in the local area comprising
Ovingdean, Woodingdean, Rottingdean, Saltdean and Peacehaven. You must reside in this area to qualify for membership.

Membership Availability / Waiting List

If you would like your child to go on the waiting list should we be able to add more sessions led by our volunteers, please email complete this form so that we can add them to the wait-list. Please note that our waiting list is ordered by category (junior / nipper) and by date submitted. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the beach through 2024!


The Saltdean Swim & Surf Club aims to ensure our courses and programmes support the inclusion of people of different abilities and backgrounds to join our club and learn to be safe at the beach and pool. 

Please do contact us if you have specific access or support requirements required for your child to take part so we can accommodate every child in our community.

You can email the team here

Waiting List 2023

Please email us with your child's name and age to register your interest in becoming a member of the Saltdean Swim & Surf Club.

Please note that to take part children will be tested that they can swim 50m unaided, tread water for 3 minutes and live in the local area. 

Sign up to the waiting list here

Membership Fees

Membership to the club for the 2022 summer season is £100. This is made up of £25 paid to Surf Life Saving GB, £25 for a club rash vest and swim hat and £50 for club costs. We do offer funded places for members of our community. You can notify us if you would like to apply for a funded place through the waiting list form.

A Club for the Local Area

Membership to Saltdean Swim & Surf Club is only available to those living within the boundaries of Ovingdean, Woodingdean, Rottingdean, Saltdean and Peacehaven.

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