Be familiar with and follow the required procedures in the document, Swim Ireland rules and Regional and Club rules
Carry out your duties and responsibilities understanding that the welfare of children is paramount
Where relevant you should be qualified for your position and have obtained up-to-date knowledge and skills as required by Swim Ireland
Create a safe and enjoyable environment for children by:
Planning and preparing appropriately and be positive during sessions
Making sure all levels of participation should be enjoyable and fun,
Prioritising skill development and personal satisfaction over highly structured competition.
Setting age appropriate and realistic goals
Avoiding favouritism – each child will need attention according to their sporting needs
Praising and encouraging effort as well as results
Showing respect for all involved, children and adults
Recognise and ensure the welfare of children by:
Keeping attendance records
Not exposing a child to criticism, hostility or sarcasm
Never swearing at, ridiculing, shouting unnecessarily or arguing with a child
Being aware of a child’s developmental needs and how a child may be psychologically or physically affected (if relevant for your role)
Working in an open environment
Ensuring there is adequate supervision
Involving and updating parents, especially if a problem has arisen
Respecting a child’s sensitivity to their height and weight
Never using physical punishment or force
Not using verbal or physical punishments or exclusion for mistakes
Do not allow or engage in bullying behaviour, rough physical games, sexually provocative games, never allow or engage in inappropriate physical contact of any kind or make sexually suggestive comments about or to a child
Co-operate with the recommendations from medical and ancillary practitioners in the management of a child’s medical or related problems. You may request a certificate of medical fitness to ensure safe continued participation
Avoid carrying out any medical testing or giving advice of a personal or medical nature if not qualified to do so or undertake any form of therapy (hypnosis etc.) in the training of children. Any such activity, if qualified, must only be with parent/guardian consent and the understanding of the child
Keep any information in relation to a swimmer of a personal or medical nature strictly confidential unless the welfare of the child requires the passing on of this information.
Never exert undue influence over a participant in order to obtain personal benefit or reward.
Acknowledge the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco is incompatible with a healthy approach to sporting activity and must be discouraged. Avoid the use of alcohol at all times whilst responsible for young people e.g. training sessions, events and on trips with young people
PASC AGM & Membership Renewal
PASC’s AGM & Membership Re-registration will take place on Tuesday (not Wed) 12th June 2018 at the Brownlow Hub, Craigavon. Attendance is compulsory in order to renew swimmer’s membership. If a parent is unable to attend, they are able to send a family member or friend to represent their child. Any swimmer who is not registered on 12th June will be placed on a waiting list to be reviewed in September 2018 along with new membership requests. Any swimmer who is not registered will not be eligible to compete in any galas or take part in training. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 12th June.
On Saturday 16th June, the end of season gala for ALL our large pool swimmers will take place with warm up at 4.15 pm. The individual medley race will take place on Wed 13th June during normal training time.
The club’s end of season gala will take place for small pool swimmers on Wed 13th June (normal training time). On the same night the Individual Medley race will take place for large pool swimmers (normal training time).
Our annual swim-a-mile fundraising challenge will take place on Sat 28th April
8-10 am when PASC swimmers will be supporting local charity Angel Wishes, who support families affected by childhood cancer. All money raised will be divided equally between the Charity & PASC. Sponsorship forms are available at the club desk.
There will be draw made with 2 prizes available: 1) to the family who raises the most sponsorship and 2) to a swimmer taking part in the event. We encourage all large pool swimmers to take part in this worthy fundraiser.
PASC will be running their 3rd Try-a-Tri event on Sat 2nd June at Cascades. For those that attended the previous events, we will be running with a similar format – pool, bike and run. This event is ideal for everyone who can swim 2 lengths of the big pool. We’ll be starting at 8am and should be finished by 10am. More details will follow soon, but for now hold the date. Any questions ask either coaches Steve or Conor.