Cardiff Triathletes was formed in 1984 by a small group of people interested in the, then, new sport of triathlon.
The objectives of the club are to encourage and promote the sport of triathlon in the Cardiff and the surrounding area.
The club is affiliated to the British Triathlon Federation via Welsh Triathlon and individual members are encouraged to join these organisations.
Just a little reminder about membership fees, so please read this carefully as, similarly to a drafting warning given at the start of a triathlon event, this is your first warning and it applies to EVERYONE.
As the club is growing in size (>150 members currently!) it is becoming extremely difficult to get to know everyone and recognise what type of member there are. As a reminder, we have 3 options for membership:
1) Annual- pay £25 per year plus £4 for EVERY swim session. It is YOUR responsibility to pay for every swim session you attend, so don’t wait for someone to ask you for your money. In the 2-3 months I have been membership secretary not a single person has paid me to swim, although we have over 30 members in this category. You MUST give your £4 to Andrew Deans, Claire Manson, Lawrie Philips or myself before you get into the pool. If you can’t find one of us, you may give your money to the coach. Annual members are not entitled to subsidised kit.
2) Standing order
This is our preferred membership option. All members paying standing order fees are helping to secure the club’s future and contributing to the development of the coaching, training sessions and the Christmas party! They are entitled to subsidised kit.
a. Once weekly swim- pay £15 per month to swim once a week. We understand that there may be weeks where you can’t make your usual swim session so you might swim twice in the next week, but it is UP TO YOU to amend your membership fees if you find you are attending more swim sessions than you are paying for.
b. Two or three weekly swims- pay £20 per month to swim twice or three times a week.
3) Student/senior citizen rates- available for standing order members only. Student rate is for FULL TIME students who show me a valid student card. Student concessions must be confirmed in October every year, so to continue paying a student membership fee you must show me your valid student ID for that academic year.
If anyone reads this and realises they are not paying the correct membership fee please speak to me or amend it by the end of April. From May, anyone found not paying the correct fees (including annual members on PAYG swimming) will receive one final warning before being asked to leave the club. I’m sorry if this sounds harsh, however this is necessary to ensure fair treatment of all members. Please remember that the committee and many of the coaches are not paid for their work for Cardiff triathletes, but give up time they would otherwise spend with family, relaxing, training or wedding planning (me!) to ensure that the club is as successful, fun and inclusive as it is!