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)
Keep the date in your diary, a fun event for all our swimmers at Cascades who are of min. height 135cm. Swimmers will swim 50m, then go to the spinning room to cycle for 10 minutes and finally head outside cascades to run the track. Our younger swimmers from Dolphin, Sharks & new to yellow squads who are confident in swimming 1 length of the big pool take part in an Aquathlon ‘swim and run’. This is a great intro to junior tri events, more of which we hope to enjoy when we move to the new pool. We will provide further details in the coming weeks. In the meantime, feel free to speak to the coaches about the event.
This year PASC are planning a club outing for all our swimmers. Swimmers aged Primary 5 and under will need to be accompanied by a parent. Also, parent accompaniment would be desirable for parents of P6 & P7 swimmers if you could please let us know. For senior swimmers we should have enough supervision. To book you place please give your name at the club desk before Wed 17th April. Cost per swimmer is £5 each. £25 for each additional non-member swimmers and parents.
Final Swim Ulster Development Gala (Updated 140419)
This gala is ideal for our red, blue, silver and gold squads who have previously competed in a development gala or completed the Swim Ulster Skills Meet session. It’s the last development gala of the season 18th May in Lisburn. Please register at the club desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 7th May. All swimmers who complete a swim ulster gala this season will receive a recognition prize at the end of season gala. Meet information on www.swimulster,net
Training will continue each Saturday morning at 9.00 – 10.00 unless there is a club gala, and this will be good preparation for the U13 National Cup Competition in the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin on 18 May. This would be a fitting climax to our first season of water polo and is suitable for swimmers born 2006 – 2008 though exceptionally younger swimmers could be considered. Further details will be published closer to the time but it is envisaged that transport will be provided in the form of a minibus. We recognise there is a Development Gala on the 18th May – if you are planning to attend this gala to obtain a qualifying time, please speak to any of the coaches who can advise of other galas providing an opportunity to achieve these times. In addition, mixed events coming up so hold these dates in your diary:
Fri 10th May, 19.30 -21.30, U13
Fri 24th May, 19.30 – 21.30, U11
Fri 31st May 19.30 – 21.00, U9
More detail coming soon. Remember if you have yet got involved in Waterpolo, just come along to training which is on every Saturday 9.00 – 10.00 am unless there is a club gala!
PASC Team Relays, Belfast Marathon (updated 140419)
2 PASC teams are taking part in this year’s relay: 1) Coaches and 2) Parents & Committee. We have chosen Mental Health as the Charity. We would really appreciate any donation you can make at the club desk and if you could come along to show your support. For the route click here: https://www.belfastcitymarathon.com/team-relay
Aquasprint 4th May and the final gala of the Forest Feast Aquasprint Gala will be HOME to Breifne. Please check your name at the club desk and the name of your parent volunteer. Warm up 4.30 pm. Girls to please bring Sandwiches and Boys traybakes. We kindly remind parents that volunteering is required to renew your child’s membership next season. Please say YES when asked to help with catering, marshalling, desk, runner or timekeeping. Best of luck to our junior swimmers 😊 The finals will be on 7th June.
It’s been a few years since we had one our friendly junior galas. This gala applies to all our Aquasprint swimmers. Any of our young PTL swimmers who haven’t placed podium at a swim ulster gala are also eligible to enter. Please register your interest at the club desk before this Wed 21st April please.
Dungannon Leisure Centre are running a one off charity fun gala in aid of Northern Ireland Chest, Heart & Stroke in memory of their teacher and friend Gary Morris. This event will take place on Sat 27th April 2019 @ 4-8pm. Anyone wishing to participate in this event must be aged 6 years and above, capable and confident of swimming 25metres front crawl and 25metres back crawl. PASC are requesting applications, but in the meantime please register your interest at the club desk. This is a charity event with an entry fee of £10 and closing date will be 27th March 2019. Each swimmer will receive an event t-shirt and medal for participating. Let’s show a big PASC support to this gala. It’s a great opportunity for our young swimmers from yellow squad up and we’d like as many of our senior swimmers also entering to support the young swimmers and support this worthy cause for someone who gave so much to swimming. #wearepasc