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
12 & 13 October
Swim Ulster Schools Cup & Championships
This competition will take place at Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex, Bangor.
Saturday 12 October 2019 – Groups 1-4 (born 01/09/10 to 31/08/08)
Sunday 13 October 2019 – Groups 5-7 (born 01/09/05 to 31/08/03)
In recent years PASC swimmers have done exceptionally well at this gala and have gone on to represent their school at the Irish Minors gala held in Dublin later in the year. This gala is the only pathway through which swimmers can qualify for the Irish Minor Schools Gala on 9 February 2020 and Irish Senior Interprovincial Gala on 19 April 2020.
Entries are either made on an individual basis or through the school (depending on school). All entries must be made via post along with full payment and bear the school stamp. Entries must also include entry times, you can get these by emailing email@example.com marking it FAO Paula.
Closing date for receipt of entries and payment is 5pm on Friday 4 October 2019. Full meet conditions, further information and entry can be downloaded on www.swimulster.net. If you have any queries please stop by the club desk on Wednesday and we can show the entry form and answer queries.