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)
For those new to the club, Aquasprint is a series of league galas where it’s one club against another and these galas are really exciting and fast paced and all events are 25m Male or 25m Female, with mixed 4 x 25m Medley Relay and Freestyle Relay events in each age group. The galas take a maximum of 90 mins to run and we aim to give as many swimmers as possible the chance to compete for PASC in a smaller setting than an open type gala (such as those detailed above).
We will be publishing lists of swimmers in the coming weeks and we need your commitment to attend so that we can work out the teams as best as possible. In the meantime keep up the hard work in training.
There will be 3 sessions for this gala covering age groups from 9 year olds (born 2013) and older with no upper age limit and there are medals for different age groups as detailed in the attached information form. More information about this gala will be found in your emails. The PASC closing date will be Wed 2nd Feb 2022 to allow us to collate all the entries and no entries will be accepted after training finishes on that night.
Swim Ulster School Senior Schools Cup and Championship 2022
Unfortunately the section for Primary Schools had to be cancelled and there is only a section for Secondary Schools which is now on Saturday 5th February. Check your email for more information.
Good Luck to all school taking part ??♀️?♂️?
Following on from last years successful joint training session with Newry & Mourne Swimming and Waterpolo Club another one has been arranged for this year:-
Date: Saturday 14 March 2020
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Newry Leisure Centre
This is open to all age groups and everyone is welcome. Last year proved to be great fun and a friendly game takes place at the end of session! Although it’s a friendly won’t it be great to show how far we have come from last year! If you are interested in attending please speak to Ian, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a PM to our Facebook page! ?♀️?♂️
To be eligible for this gala you must have achieved 3 times in a Level 2 Licensed Meet during the 12 months prior to the entry closing date. This gala takes place in the 50m pool and there are 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m events. Closing date Monday 2 March 2020. Please email email@example.com marking FAO Paula and include gala in subject title and ensure you state which events you are looking to enter.