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)
March Water Polo Skills Camp & Match
Swim Ulster Skills Camp U11 & U13 (2009 – 2008): Skills camp followed by matches at the Grove Leisure Centre, Belfast on Fri 8th March from 7.30 – 9.30 pm. Cost is £10 on the night. Forms for the skills camp are available at the club desk. The camps are ideal for our swimmers and are facilitated by qualified water polo coaches. PASC coaches will be.
This year PASC proudly host the PTL South Heats at Cascades on 2nd March. This is the first time we’ll host this competition so we’d really appreciate all our PTL swimmers attending. We’ll see many of our strong swimmers competing at this event and if you aren’t competing please come along and cheer on your friends! Closing date for entries is 20th February.
This week PASC will host the Armagh Championships at Cascades for the last time. Next time, we’ll be in the new South Lakes Leisure Centre! We look forward to welcoming Armagh, Lurgan and Newry to Portadown. With 4 clubs competing, it’ll be a busy gala so we’ll be needing lots of parent volunteers on the day to help with timekeeping and catering. Girls warm up will be 8.15 am, followed by the boys at 8.30 am. Thanks to all our sponsors who have made this event possible. Please show them your appreciation by supporting these businesses all year round. A list of business sponsorship and companies who have donated prizes for the raffle can be found in the programme which will be available for sale at £2. Further details can be found in this week’s newsletter.