Be familiar with the Code of Ethics, this document, Swim Ireland Rules, Swim Ulster and any PASC rules.
Within a Club ensure and approve the appointments of Club Children’s Officers, one of whom sits to the committee.
Carry out your required duties for Swim Ireland, Swim Ulster and PASC understanding that the welfare of children is paramount.
Follow the Swim Ireland policies and procedures so that all activities are in accordance with this document:
Create safe environment for young people
Ensure the codes of conduct are in place for all involved
Provide adequate supervision for training sessions with attendance record being kept
Recruit volunteers/employees including vetting and training is completed
Understand and implement the complaints and disciplinary procedures
Ensure safe induction and supervision of volunteers/employees
Ensure other activities follow procedures e.g. away trips
All required procedures contained in this document are adopted.
Keep and store securely all documentation with respect to meetings, correspondence and minutes of committee meetings together with General Meetings, including the Treasurers report.
Set up, maintain, revise and implement rules in the best interests of Swim Ireland, Swim Ulster and PASC. Rules should not contravene any Swim Ireland rules and must be communicated to the relevant members.
Ensure effective communications with members through recognised means e.g. e-mail, web posting, use of notice boards, etc.
Monitor with the Membership Registration Secretary any changes in membership and any unusual drop out, absenteeism or club transfers by children. Ensure these are followed up to determine the reason for the trend.
The Head Coach will be invited to attend at the end of Committee meetings in order to update the Committee and present the views of the Coaches. Children Officers will also provide an update as and when required.
Inform parents/guardians in advance and obtain consent for children to be involved in events outside the normal activities within the aquatic disciplines e.g. fun day out, fundraising.
Inform parents/guardians where a matter or problem arises relating to their child.
Monitor with the Children’s Officer any changes in membership and any unusual dropout, absenteeism or Club transfers by children or leaders. Ensure these are followed up to determine the reason for the trend.
Ensure complaints including rumours are not ignored and dealt with appropriately, following the relevant procedures including:
Recording all incidents
Reporting the incident/accident or injury
Informing the parent or guardian (if child involved)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.