Be familiar with the Code of Ethics, this document, Swim Ireland Rules, Swim Ulster and any PASC rules.
Within a Club ensure and approve the appointments of Club Children’s Officers, one of whom sits to the committee.
Carry out your required duties for Swim Ireland, Swim Ulster and PASC understanding that the welfare of children is paramount.
Follow the Swim Ireland policies and procedures so that all activities are in accordance with this document:
Create safe environment for young people
Ensure the codes of conduct are in place for all involved
Provide adequate supervision for training sessions with attendance record being kept
Recruit volunteers/employees including vetting and training is completed
Understand and implement the complaints and disciplinary procedures
Ensure safe induction and supervision of volunteers/employees
Ensure other activities follow procedures e.g. away trips
All required procedures contained in this document are adopted.
Keep and store securely all documentation with respect to meetings, correspondence and minutes of committee meetings together with General Meetings, including the Treasurers report.
Set up, maintain, revise and implement rules in the best interests of Swim Ireland, Swim Ulster and PASC. Rules should not contravene any Swim Ireland rules and must be communicated to the relevant members.
Ensure effective communications with members through recognised means e.g. e-mail, web posting, use of notice boards, etc.
Monitor with the Membership Registration Secretary any changes in membership and any unusual drop out, absenteeism or club transfers by children. Ensure these are followed up to determine the reason for the trend.
The Head Coach will be invited to attend at the end of Committee meetings in order to update the Committee and present the views of the Coaches. Children Officers will also provide an update as and when required.
Inform parents/guardians in advance and obtain consent for children to be involved in events outside the normal activities within the aquatic disciplines e.g. fun day out, fundraising.
Inform parents/guardians where a matter or problem arises relating to their child.
Monitor with the Children’s Officer any changes in membership and any unusual dropout, absenteeism or Club transfers by children or leaders. Ensure these are followed up to determine the reason for the trend.
Ensure complaints including rumours are not ignored and dealt with appropriately, following the relevant procedures including:
Recording all incidents
Reporting the incident/accident or injury
Informing the parent or guardian (if child involved)
PASC Host 2019 Armagh Championships
For now a date for all big pool swimmers’ diary – Sat 23rd Feb. PASC will be hosting the Armagh Championships for the final time at Cascades. Next time we’ll be in the new pool at South Lakes. Our swimmers always enjoy this event and we are delighted to be hosting Armagh, Lurgan and Newry back again. That’s been a quick 4 years. We’ll be needing the support of one parent per family and there’s a job for everyone be it practical / admin before / after the event. Please just leave your name at the club desk and any preference. Thanks in advance for your support.
This is a novice gala suitable for all our yellow, red and green squad swimmers who have not won at a gala previously. The event will be held in Newry Leisure Centre on the morning of Sat 3rd Nov and anyone who qualifies in the heats will take part in the finals that afternoon. Please give your name at the club desk for now and if you have any questions feel free to speak to your child’s coach. PTL swimmers who are also taking part in the Arthur McDonald gala will have a quick turnaround to be back at Cascades for the 2nd PTL Gala…no problem to you. With both galas on 3rd Nov, it means no resting during the mid-term break. Training will take place as normal including Halloween night with some treats for your commitment. Let’s go PASC.
In preparation for the Arthur McDonald and PTL Gala on 3rd November we are encouraging as many PASC swimmers to register for the Halloween Camp at Cascades from Monday 29th Oct – Fri 2nd November. It will include land training from 9-10.00 am, followed by swim training 10-11.00 am. Please register your interest at the club desk this Wednesday.
Good luck to everyone taking part in this event. In previous years we’ve have had great success at this gala with swimmers even qualifying for the Irish Minor Schools and making finals and winning medals! Be sure to cheer on your PASC friends who are part of another schools team and to share your photos with us.