Harrogate District Diving Club (HDDC) is a voluntary organisation closely linked to Harrogate Borough Council’s diving squad training programme and provides the opportunity for divers to compete at club, regional, national and international level.
Effective from February 2016, the HDDC membership scheme structure (which applies to both category 1 and category 2 club memberships) is as follows:
-Join HDDC between 1st Jan and 30th June pay full HDDC fee + ASA fee
-Join HDDC between 1st July and 31st Dec pay 50% of HDDC + ASA fee (there is no longer a discount from the ASA for those joining later in the year)
Category 1 membership applies to those divers who compete only at introductory club competitions (e.g. Shipley Novices, Tynemouth Trophy, Hydro Novices). Any diver competing above this level (e.g. White Rose, Santa Skills, National Skills, North East Region Championships, National Age Groups) is required to have category 2 membership which is considered a full competitive membership.
In order to take part in competitive diving events, all divers must be members of a registered amateur club. HDDC fulfils this criteria and it is through HDDC that all divers are registered with the sport’s national governing body, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA). We encourage all squad divers, even those who are not quite ready to compete, to join the club & ASA as a category 1 member to fully benefit from being part of the HDDC family.
The annual club membership fee is closely linked to the ASA membership fee and includes:
-Membership to Harrogate District Diving Club (HDDC)
-Registration with the ASA (national, regional and county)
-Insurance whilst training and representing HDDC in competitions
-Invitations to participate in diving competitions
-Subsidised club trips
-Opportunity to take part in/help with the Annual Hydro Novices diving event
-Social events (summer BBQ, annual awards night)
All parents and carers are encouraged to become involved in the club and to help out with events and activities. The club is run by a committee of volunteers who are elected at the AGM in February of each year.
If you have any questions regarding membership of HDDC please speak to your coach or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, HDDC membership fees do not cover training costs – these are paid separately to Harrogate Borough Council. The council and HDDC work closely together to offer excellent diving coaching to Harrogate and the surrounding district.