Joining BWSW

The British Water Ski & Wakeboard network covers all aspects and disciplines of water skiing and wakeboarding. Joining our network makes us a stronger voice to be heard on behalf of water skiers and riders in Great Britain. Not every club and centre is the same therefore there are a number of ways to affiliate to BWSW;

  • Club Affiliation - for clubs with an annual membership scheme.
  • Cable Accreditation - for commercial cable tow facilities.
  • Ski School Accreditation - for pay and play ski centres with no annual membership scheme.
  • Ski Boat Driver (SBD) Centre - e.g. marinas and ski centres that offer boating qualifications.

The table below provides summary of type of affiliation and accreditation offered to water skiing and wakeboarding clubs and facilities throughout the UK.

 Affiliated Members ClubsAccredited Cable SitesAccredited Ski SchoolSBD Centre
  Voluntary Commercial Full / Straight Line Commercial Commercial

Affiliation Fee

£100 + £420 (Club Insurance *) £100 + VAT £1000 / £500 + VAT £350 + VAT £350 + VAT
Benefits CL insurance scheme
Website listing Development support
Reduced membership rates
SBD Centre status
Use of BWSW funded programmes
Website listing Development support
Reduced membership rates
SBD Centre status
Use of BWSW funded programmes
Website listing
Development support
Use of BWSW funded programmes
BWSW Kitemark
Website listing
Development support
Use of BWSW funded programmes Publicity
BWSW Kitemark
Website listing
Publicity
Able to offer SBD training / exams
Requires Affiliation Agreement
Club Welfare Officer
Club Safety Rules
Club Constitution
Affiliation Agreement  Club Welfare Officer
Club Safety Rules
Evidence of insurance

Club Welfare Officer Completed ‘Pre-Site Checklist’
Site inspection (2 yearly)

Pre-Site Checklist
Biennial site inspection
Site inspection (every 3 years)
Obligations BWSW affiliation Register all members
Run as a not-for-profit’ organisation Provide data to BWSW
BWSW affiliation Register all members Provide data to BWSW BWSW accreditation 
Offer a quality service
Provide data to BWSW
Run according to BWSW standards
BWSW accreditation
Offer a quality service
Provide data to BWSW
Run according to BWSW standards

Provide a suitable SBD Principal
Abide by BWSW rules
Offer a quality service
Run according to BWSW standards

Please note that the Civil Liability (CL) insurance scheme is not available to armed forces or educational clubs.

If you are interested in joining your club, cable or ski centre to BWSW, please complete the 'New Club' form.