BRAT Club webpage on the BGSC website:  NEW BRATCLUB ID CARD SYSTEM FOR OPEN WATER SWIMMING: We are trying a new system to ensure that all our open water swimmers are safe and accounted for at each open water swimming session. All open water swimmers must be paid up BRAT club members. Everyone who wishes to swim must have their BRAT Club card with current photo (automatically generated with payment of your 2013 membership - LOGIN and click on the MEMBERSHIP CARD  button under the USER MENU on the right). You must bring your membership card with you to every open water swim session - no card, no swim, no exceptions. The BRAT Club membership card must be given to the designated volunteer observer before going swimming and collected again after swimming. Failure to collect your card may mean that your next of kin is contacted - and cause unnecessary heartache!