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)
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!