Be familiar with and follow the required procedures in the document, Swim Ireland rules and Regional and Club rules
Carry out your duties and responsibilities understanding that the welfare of children is paramount
Where relevant you should be qualified for your position and have obtained up-to-date knowledge and skills as required by Swim Ireland
Create a safe and enjoyable environment for children by:
Planning and preparing appropriately and be positive during sessions
Making sure all levels of participation should be enjoyable and fun,
Prioritising skill development and personal satisfaction over highly structured competition.
Setting age appropriate and realistic goals
Avoiding favouritism – each child will need attention according to their sporting needs
Praising and encouraging effort as well as results
Showing respect for all involved, children and adults
Recognise and ensure the welfare of children by:
Keeping attendance records
Not exposing a child to criticism, hostility or sarcasm
Never swearing at, ridiculing, shouting unnecessarily or arguing with a child
Being aware of a child’s developmental needs and how a child may be psychologically or physically affected (if relevant for your role)
Working in an open environment
Ensuring there is adequate supervision
Involving and updating parents, especially if a problem has arisen
Respecting a child’s sensitivity to their height and weight
Never using physical punishment or force
Not using verbal or physical punishments or exclusion for mistakes
Do not allow or engage in bullying behaviour, rough physical games, sexually provocative games, never allow or engage in inappropriate physical contact of any kind or make sexually suggestive comments about or to a child
Co-operate with the recommendations from medical and ancillary practitioners in the management of a child’s medical or related problems. You may request a certificate of medical fitness to ensure safe continued participation
Avoid carrying out any medical testing or giving advice of a personal or medical nature if not qualified to do so or undertake any form of therapy (hypnosis etc.) in the training of children. Any such activity, if qualified, must only be with parent/guardian consent and the understanding of the child
Keep any information in relation to a swimmer of a personal or medical nature strictly confidential unless the welfare of the child requires the passing on of this information.
Never exert undue influence over a participant in order to obtain personal benefit or reward.
Acknowledge the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco is incompatible with a healthy approach to sporting activity and must be discouraged. Avoid the use of alcohol at all times whilst responsible for young people e.g. training sessions, events and on trips with young people
Mini Try-a-Tri (updated 100519)
All registrations should be complete before 22nd May. If you have registered, please ensure you have completed the official registration sheet which is now at the desk and check that you have ticked Aquathlon or Triathlon, also if you are the min. height 135cm. Swimmers will swim 200m, 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.
Not long now! All payment will need to be paid by Wednesday 15th May. The bus will leave at 7.30 am from the carpark opposite Haldane Fisher on Castle Street. It will arrive back at the same place at 9.45 pm. Please ensure children bring a raincoat and packed lunch or euros to buy food. For any children who will be not be accompanied by a parent, you will need to complete a permission form at the club desk this Wednesday authorising one of the committee to be assigned to your child, please also include your contact and any medical details for the child on the permission form. PASC’s Coach, Mark Smylie, is a Level 2 Qualified Team Manager and will be the lead for this club outing.Cost per swimmer is £5 each. £25 for each additional non-member swimmers and parents – please ensure payment is made at the club desk before Wednesday 15th May.
Good luck to U13 National Cup 12pm, Dublin coming up very soon: Sat 18th May 12.00 – 7.00 pm and Sun 19th May 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. There will game for U11 on Friday 24th May 19.30 – 21.30 and Friday 31st May 19.30 – 21.00. Our U13 Team for National Cup, 18th – 19th May 2019 Darragh Branngh, Colm Diver, Ella & Nathan Fox, Annie Montgomery, James McClatchey, Ross McCombe, Leon Ruddy, Emily & Lucy Taggart and Jayne Williams.
PASC Team Relays, Belfast Marathon (updated 100519)
Thanks to everyone who has donated to our chosen charity Mental Health for our Club Team Relay, If you haven’t had the chance to donate yet, we’d really your appreciate your support – just stop by the club desk. Well done PASC!