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 a summary of type of affiliation offered to water skiing and wakeboarding clubs and facilities throughout the UK.

                                  BWSW AFFILIATION - JOINING YOUR CLUB, CABLE OR CENTRE TO OUR NETWORK
 Member BASED ClubsAccredited Cable SitesAccredited Ski SchoolSBD Centre
  Voluntary Commercial Full / Straight Line Commercial Commercial

Affiliation Fee

£100 + £420 (Club Insurance premium) £100 + VAT £1000 / £500 + VAT £400 + VAT £400 + VAT
Benefits BWSW public liability 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 adequate public liability insurance

Club Welfare Officer 
Biennial site inspection
Evidence of adequate public liability insurance

Pre-Site Checklist
Biennial site inspection
Evidence of adequate public liability insurance
Site inspection (every 3 years)
Evidence of adequate public liability insurance
Obligations BWSW affiliation Register all members
Run as a not-for-profit’ club
Run according to BWSW standards
BWSW affiliation Register all members 
Run according to BWSW standards
BWSW accreditation 
Offer a quality service
Run according to BWSW standards
BWSW accreditation
Offer a quality service
Run according to BWSW standards

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

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