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)
Enniskillen are hosting a gala on Sun 3rd Nov which would be suitable for any swimmers not eligible for Arthur McDonald Gala the day previous or who were not able to attend the alternative Larne Sprint Gala the day previous also.
Swimmers with previous gala experience in Red Squad and above would be a suitable level for this gala.
Male and Female, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14/Over
11 and Under – 50m Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly
12 and Over – 100m Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly
We now have dates for the SU Autumn Junior Blitz series. There are 3 separate categories each held on a different day as shown below:-
U9 (born 2010 or younger) – Friday 8 November 7.30pm to 9.00pm
U11 (born 2008 & 2009) – Friday 15 November 7.30pm to 9.30pm
U13 (born 2006 & 2007) – Friday 22 November 7.30pm to 9.30pm
All matches will take place in the Grove Leisure Centre, Shore Road, Belfast.
This year the Coaches will be selecting squads based on training and attendance at previous galas and will be approaching swimmers and parents directly. Notwithstanding this if parents/swimmers are particularly keen to take part then they should make this known to the coaches.
Your support in attending these galas is appreciated to help maintain the excellent momentum PASC has achieved with the mini-polo initiative. If you have not attended one of these events before then we recommend coming along to one of these. The buzz and excitement amongst the swimmers taking part has to be seen to be believed! The camaraderie within our polo teams in training and competitions has been great and the coaches really appreciate your continued support.
Please confirm your attendance at the Club Desk on Wednesday.
The unmissable Arthur McDonald Novice Gala is coming up on Sat 2nd November 2019 and we want ALL eligible swimmers to be at this gala – DO NOT MISS this gala!
This is our baseline gala for future Aquasprint galas later on in the season, and is one of the most fun & exciting galas of the season in a 4-way tie against hosts Newry & Mourne, Armagh, Lurgan and Portadown clubs.
All races are 25m (1 length), location is Newry Pool, and there will be mixed Medley & Freestyle Relays (2 Boys & 2 Girls) in each age group.
Group A – Born 2011
Group B – Born 2010
Group C – Born 2009
Group D – Born 2008
Entry forms coming soon!
Check at the desk on Wed nights for further information.
You are not able to compete in this gala if you are:-
Armagh Champs individual medal winner
Overall age group winner at previous Arthur McDonald gala (medal winner in individual strokes & relays are eligible to enter).
Individual medal winner at Swim Ulster Schools Gala (Bangor) (including this year) or the Swim Ireland Schools Gala (Dublin).
If you are not eligible for the Arthur McDonald you can enter the Larne Sprints which are also being held on the same day, further information will be on Club desk or Swim Ulster website.