Within this category, swimmers are taken on a ‘first come’ basis. However within this, siblings of existing members are given preference. Once accepted the swimmer’s parent/guardian has to complete a PASC Membership Registration Form and sign an agreement to comply with PASC Policy and Procedures.
Swimmers aged 8 years and over are assumed to have basic swim skills. As PASC is a competitive club, new members wishing to join who have known competitive ability (e.g. transferring from another club) will be given preference. Other swimmers will be offered a ‘trial’ for assessment by PASC coaches. These are held throughout the year.
The purpose of the trial is to identify the swimmer’s competitive potential with particular emphasis on filling known ability/age gaps within the club. The coaches’ decision is final.
On completion of the trial the swimmer may be offered the following:
• a squad place as determined by the coaches’ assessment
• a probationary 6-week period for further assessment or development • declined membership of PASC
Once accepted the swimmer’s parent/guardian has to complete a PASC Membership Registration Form and sign agreement to comply with PASC Policy and Procedures.
If a former member wishes to re-join PASC after a period of absence, a letter must be submitted to the club’s secretary. The letter should include swimmer contact details, the reason for absence and the reason for their request to re-join. Letters are considered by the committee at a scheduled meeting. The secretary will notify the applicant of the committee’s decision in writing.
If a member wishes to leave PASC and join another swim club they must follow the transfer rules set down by Swim Ireland. A ‘transfer window’ for competitive swimmers applies. For details refer to www.swimulster.net.
The member wishing to transfer must have paid any outstanding subscriptions and returned any property before they will be released by PASC. Property is considered for example PASC Home Gala trophies or other club assets such as catering, training equipment, computers etc.