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
For those new to the club, Aquasprint is a series of league galas where it’s one club against another and these galas are really exciting and fast paced and all events are 25m Male or 25m Female, with mixed 4 x 25m Medley Relay and Freestyle Relay events in each age group. The galas take a maximum of 90 mins to run and we aim to give as many swimmers as possible the chance to compete for PASC in a smaller setting than an open type gala (such as those detailed above).
We will be publishing lists of swimmers in the coming weeks and we need your commitment to attend so that we can work out the teams as best as possible. In the meantime keep up the hard work in training.
There will be 3 sessions for this gala covering age groups from 9 year olds (born 2013) and older with no upper age limit and there are medals for different age groups as detailed in the attached information form. More information about this gala will be found in your emails. The PASC closing date will be Wed 2nd Feb 2022 to allow us to collate all the entries and no entries will be accepted after training finishes on that night.
Swim Ulster School Senior Schools Cup and Championship 2022
Unfortunately the section for Primary Schools had to be cancelled and there is only a section for Secondary Schools which is now on Saturday 5th February. Check your email for more information.
Good Luck to all school taking part 🏊🏻♀️🏊♂️🏆
Following on from last years successful joint training session with Newry & Mourne Swimming and Waterpolo Club another one has been arranged for this year:-
Date: Saturday 14 March 2020
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Newry Leisure Centre
This is open to all age groups and everyone is welcome. Last year proved to be great fun and a friendly game takes place at the end of session! Although it’s a friendly won’t it be great to show how far we have come from last year! If you are interested in attending please speak to Ian, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a PM to our Facebook page! 🤽♀️🤽♂️
To be eligible for this gala you must have achieved 3 times in a Level 2 Licensed Meet during the 12 months prior to the entry closing date. This gala takes place in the 50m pool and there are 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m events. Closing date Monday 2 March 2020. Please email email@example.com marking FAO Paula and include gala in subject title and ensure you state which events you are looking to enter.