Monday, June 3, 2013

News from Canada / USA & PAYG Card Price Increase from 1st July 2013

Dear Swimmers

Hope you had a great weekend. We visited Niagara Falls and whilst slightly cliché as an area of natural beauty, I have to say I was blown away by the majesty and power of the falls, especially from down below on the "Journey Behind the Falls" and also on a special trip on one of the "Maid of the Mist" boats - superb! We also had my daughter's (Isla Rose) christening today followed by a huge rainstorm in 32ºC heat - awesome; here's some pics:

We are less than a week away from our Manhattan Island Marathon Swim next Saturday 8th June - full details on how to follow us are here:

…everyone has arrived in New York now and are in position ready to rock'n'roll - can't wait! We will keep you posted.

PAYG Cards Price Increase:

It is with much regret that I write to inform you that we must increase the cost of the current PAYG session cards to accommodate a massive $1,000 per month (33%) increase in lane hire at the Claremont Pool, effective as of 1st July 2013. This has just been proposed and passed by the council.

In order to minimise the effect on you and to hopefully seek your continued support and patronage, we have aimed to keep this price increase to an absolute minimum to simply cover these costs. I have calculated that based on the average number of attendees per week over the course of the year, that if each session increases by just $1.00 we should be able to just cover this substantial increase in our overheads. 

We recognise that whilst all businesses as standard protocol increase their fees typically every 12 months, we have always tried to keep our pricing fair and reasonable, but equally appreciate that you pay a premium price for a quality coaching service in a great venue. I do sincerely hope that you can understand and support this and I thank you in advance for already remaining supportive of the squad going into these colder winter months.

You still have the opportunity to purchase a card at 2012/13 prices until the end of June. To buy a card now, click here:

Price increases and what it means per session:
  • Casual visit = currently $15, price as of 1/7/13 = $16 (i.e. $1.00 increase per session)
  • 10 session card with a 12 week expiry = currently $130, price as of 1/7/13 = $140 or $14.00 per session (i.e. $1.00 increase per session)
  • 25 session card with a 16 week expiry = currently $285, price as of 1/7/13 = $310 or $12.40 per session (i.e. $1.00 increase per session)
  • 50 session card with a 20 week expiry = currently $500, price as of 1/7/13 = $550 or $11.00 per session (i.e. $1.00 increase per session)
Our 1-2-1 Video Analysis & Stroke Correction session will increase to $189 from $165, and from $120 to $139 for our follow-up session.

Hope that all makes sense and is fair and reasonable.



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