To provide leadership to swimmers, coaches and volunteers working poolside to help all swimmers achieve their full potential up to and including national level.
To liaise with committee to implement the Club Development Plan and inform the annual budget, reporting on progress to the committee and annually to the Club AGM
Ensure all poolside coaching sessions and galas are resourced adequately and well run
Carry out appropriate administration work particularly as required.
Health and Safety
Comply with Swim Ireland, Swim Ulster, ABC, PASC and Cascades policies and procedures to ensure the safety of swimmers, coaches and parents at all times; communicate as appropriate to coaches to ensure compliance
Ensure coaches comply with all club policies, including child welfare
Liaise with the Club’s Children’s Officer as appropriate to ensure any child protection issues or concerns are dealt with promptly and in line with appropriate policies.
To co-ordinate regular coaching and parent meetings
Work closely with volunteers and parents to develop their skills and knowledge, providing feedback when required
To develop links with swimming partners and governing bodies e.g. ABC Council, LASC, Cascades, Swim Ireland and Swim Ulster, attending relevant conferences and meetings or delegate as appropriate
Prepare and present reports for committee meetings and AGM.
Coaching and competing
Develop and implement a 12-month competition schedule in agreement with committee and ensure appropriate coaching representation
Ensure parent understanding of the eligibility for galas and encourage appropriate swimmer participation
To develop and implement a structured training programme for all squads to achieve their full potential. Determine appropriate squad for each swimmer, develop and publish the squad requirements and criteria for progression between squads
To monitor and evaluate all existing programmes including all squad training sessions, membership etc. and implement any required improvements in consultation with the coaching team
Lead, develop and monitor the performance of existing coaches in line with Swim Ireland qualification ensuring that all qualifications are renewed and updated as and when required
To support and strive to continually improve performance in galas, and attend competitions in line with PASC policy
Implement a land base strength and conditioning programme to compliment the pool based training
Keep updated attendance registers
Carry out coaching duties as outlined in the coaching job description.
Qualification, Experience and Skills Required:
The Head Coach will normally hold a SI/UKCC Level 2 Coaching Swimming Qualification or above (or an equivalent qualification)
Knowledge, experience & understanding of swimmer development especially transition from youth to senior
A proven high level of technical knowledge & experience of leading, coaching and motivating a swimming performance programme
Access NI clearance and current safeguarding children certificate
Appropriate IT skills, competent with MS products, Hy-Tek and Meet Manager software
Ability to develop swimmers’ technique, motivate and encourage high performance
Ability to recruit, support, give direction and monitor the performance of coaches and provide regular feedback
A first aid certificate would also be recommended
Sound organisation and time management skills, and commitment to the club
Ability to motivate swimmers and coaches
Ability to communicate effectively with the PASC Committee, swimmers, coaches, volunteers and parents, to give positive and constructive feedback
Good written and presentation skills required to prepare and present reports
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.