What is SASA and why do we pay an annual fee?

Scottish Swimming is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Open Water, Synchronised Swimming and Water Polo in Scotland.  The trading name for Scottish Swimming is Scottish Amateur Swimming Association Limited (otherwise known as “SASA”).

As a swimming club, we are required to be affiliated to SASA and, as such, we need to ensure that all our members join SASA.  This means paying an annual subscription of £43 (2018/19) and this is included in your club membership fees.  The SASA fee is subject to annual increase and is outwith our control.

Membership of SASA gives the following benefits:

  • Access to National Championships
  • Access to exclusive performance events and camps
  • Access to competitions hosted by other SASA registered clubs
  • Access to training events for coaches and volunteers
  • Individual swimmer insurance

In order to compete in any event, a swimmer must have a SASA number to prove that he/she has paid their membership fee.

Club volunteers, Coaches and Technical Officials are all also required to be members of SASA.  The fee of £10 per person is paid for by the Club.