The Club Chairperson is seen as a figurehead for the Club and is an elected member of the committee with responsibility for overseeing the running of the club.
To provide direction and leadership to the club
Chair and control the management of the meetings
Consult with the secretary on the content of the agenda and minutes of the meetings
Present the annual report in conjunction with the Secretary
Present the annual accounts in conjunction with the Treasurer
Help to ensure the smooth running of all aspects of the club in line with the Club Constitution, Club Policies and legislation
Promote the interest of PASC at all times and act as the official spokesperson for the club, maintaining a good working relationship the pool provider, Council, Swim Ulster and Swim Ireland
Advise the Treasurer on the use and investment of club funds.
To ensure the principles of due process and natural justice are applied in all decisions made by the committee.
To oversee the development and implementation of accreditation and development programmes e.g. club development plan, clubmark and CASC status. .
To liaise with Head Coach, ensuring appropriate coaching levels are in place.
Role of the Treasurer
The Treasurer of the club is responsible for producing and managing the club’s accounts and finances and will be responsible for all income and expenditure for the club. The Treasurer should report to the Club Chairperson.
To be responsible for all club finances by ensuring adequate accounts and records exist
To plan the annual budget in agreement with the club committee and to monitor through the year including the required pool time in liaison with the Head Coach
To prepare end-of-year accounts and present to the management committee and AGM
To ensure that all funds are used appropriately and banked promptly
To maintain up-to-date records of all transactions and records of income and expenditure including the introduction and maintaining of electronic banking for membership fees
To be responsible for maintaining records and meeting the requirements for HMRC
To act as co–signature on cheques along with the chairperson/secretary.
Role of the Secretary
The Club Secretary provides a central point of contact for administration, information and communication. It is the Club Secretary who initially deals with all correspondence and communications, and is key to the smooth running of a club. The Club Secretary also provides a link between members, potential members and external organisations, e.g. Cascades, ABC Council, Swim Ulster and Swim Ireland. The Club Secretary should report to the Club Chairperson.
To act as a main point of contact for the club, maintain records and information in relation to queries, all administration and communications
To deal with the day-to-day running of the club including all internal and external correspondence
To process and deliver appropriate correspondence and information to and from Swim Ulster and Swim Ireland
To organise committee meetings and AGMs, prepare agendas, take minutes, and distribute and communicate these as appropriate
To liaise with other club committee members to ensure all appropriate administration is in place
To have a knowledge and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of other club committee members
To ensure contact details of all members, committee members, other key club personnel and Swim Ulster and Swim secretaries are updated.
To keep records of complaints and contracts regarding the dealings of the club. Records shall be kept for a minimum of 3 years.
Role of the Membership Secretary
The Membership Secretary of a club deals with the day to day registration of the club members with Swim Ulster and Swim Ireland, and the annual membership renewal process at the beginning of each year. The role involves inputting and submitting these registrations/renewals via the Online Membership System (and is the key link between the club and the SU/SI Membership Office.
Have a good knowledge of all club members – swimmers, coaches, volunteers, committee members and parents
Act as a main point of contact at the club for all things relating to registrations
Ensure that annual membership renewals are completed on time via the online system at the beginning of each year – renewing those who are staying with the club, lapsing those who are no longer members and adding any new members in the correct membership category
Updating the online system throughout the year regarding any changes to membership, category or contact details for all members of the club
Ensure all relevant forms are filed accurately with names, addresses, dates of birth and emergency contact numbers
Provide the Treasurer with accurate membership details so the Treasurer can collect relevant payment.
Liaise with the Head Coach to ensure that all appropriate swimmers are registered to swim in the appropriate competitions.
Role of the Club Children’s Officer (CCO)
The Club Children’s Officer shall be child centred in focus and have as the primary aim, the establishment of a child centred ethos within PASC.
The CCO shall be the link between the children and adults in PASC.
The CCO shall take responsibility for monitoring and reporting to PASC committee on how club policy impacts on young people and their Sports Leaders.
The CCO shall hold an up to date certificate of Child Protection from ISC/CNI/NISC and be familiar with the Code of Ethics and Child Welfare Guidelines of Swim Ireland.
Any concerns or disclosures relating to child abuse shall be reported to the to the statutory authorities.
To ensure safeguarding and supervision policies are updated and communicated
To ensure that any concerns from Swim Ulster or Swim Ireland are communicated and guidelines followed
Host member information sessions
To ensure the Club Child Protection Policy is advertised to members
Role of the Gala Secretary
Liaise with the Head Coach to understand the annual Competition Plan
Liaise with the Head Coach to engage with volunteers when required for galas
Organise club officials for meets
Ensure the committee member responsible for communication is provided timely with meet details for the website
Liaise with the Head Coach re swimmers entry details for meets/galas
Liaise with the Treasurer to provide account details of monies paid in & out re meets/galas
Input and check data into computer for meets.
Liaise with Swim Ulster and Swim Ireland as relevant for any galas.
Role of Other Committee Members
Reporting to the club chairperson, the committee are responsible for supporting the Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Club Officers as required.
Committee members are responsible the smooth day to day running of the club carrying out wide rate of duties and responsibilities which include the following although not exhaustive list:
Communication and Social
Raise the club profile and improve its image within the local community through regular and relevant communication, promoting the club in a positive way
Communicate swimming information and produce informative newsletters, notice board and website updates and media releases
Lead in the organisation and promotion of committee approved non-swimming social events for the club in association with other committee members and volunteers
Plan and manage the annual prizegiving event, ensuring repairs and engraving of trophies
To procure sponsorship money from local businesses and organise events to raise funds
To manage the relationship with the club kit supplier, in managing the shop online and club order night.
Education and Policy
To collect and record information from all relevant members of the club with regard to helping, teaching and coaching qualifications
To receive information on any educational matters, and to pass that information down through the club members.
To liaise with the Head Coach to produce an annual programme of CPD Training for the club’s coaching team
To support and advise any club member that wishes to further their qualification or experience in connection with swimming teaching/coaching that may benefit the club.
Ensuring coaching team and committee have the required Child Protection and AccessNI certification and general awareness of Child Protection among members
To keep an up to date list of club members who are on the Access NI child protection register
All committee members to keep abreast of club developments and support the achievement and implementation of a club development plan, clubmark accreditation and CASC status.
Ensure that arrangements are made for the transport of teams to galas
Ensure that timekeepers are arranged in advance for the galas where possible
Advise the team of gala arrangements
To support the coaching team with organising and managing the club galas
To ensure that catering arrangements for home galas are communicated in a timely manner to members via the club’s communication channels.
To record and maintain details for new membership enquiries
To liaise with the Head Coach to arrange trials for any new member
To ensure membership forms are completed and passed to the Membership Secretary and Treasurer
Confirm the squad to the new member and confirm joining details
Carry out any induction with new members explaining club procedures and going through the information in the club handbook
Develop and oversee the parent supervision rota, and brief parents on the supervision policy and requirements
Co-ordinate an annual volunteer plan
Pass relevant information to the committee member responsible for safeguarding
Ensure all volunteers are aware of the child protection policy.
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.