Team & Poolside Volunteers
As a non profit club our lead squad teachers and coaches are the only fully paid roles at the club, however other poolside support is required for which we need volunteers to operate.
Our poolside helpers support the delivery of club sessions under the supervision of our lead qualified teachers and coaches. Whilst a knowledge of swimming is beneficial the main requirements are to be enthusiastic and passionate about the development of all club members. We also welcome support from any qualified teachers and coaches who wish to supplement their club experience.
What do we and the club expect from a poolside helpers?
- To assist with the set-up of the pool for club training sessions and ensure all equipment is correctly stored away at the end of the session.
- To follow the instructions of the coach / teacher to support the delivery of the session.
- To be aware of the safety of the session at all times, ensuring the poolside is tidy and any health and safety risks are reported to the coach or appropriate personnel.
- To make sure that swimmers have the correct equipment needed for the session such as pull buoys and floats.
- You need to be at least 14 years of age
Being a poolside helper could involve ongoing weekly responsibilities and attendance at training sessions.
By committing to being an ongoing poolside volunteer for TASC there could be opportunities to have the club help subsidise your course fees to become a qualified swimming teacher or coach. If this is something that interests you please contact the club secretary via the contact us page.
The team manager ensures team cohesion at aquatic events and competitions. This may include the organisation of the logistics where the competition is at a different venue.
What we and the club expect from a Team Manager?
- To attend team manager training as required.
- To regularly communicate with parents, verbally and in writing, to ensure they are aware of the full details of the event including; meeting points for departure and arrival, staffing arrangements, overnight accommodation and food and drink arrangements.
- To be responsible for the administration and coordination of aquatic teams.
- To provide a central point of contact for the team.
- To be responsible for the safeguarding and wellbeing of athletes and staff.
- To attend pre-competition/camp briefings as required.
- To arrange all team travel, itineraries, accommodation, and team kit as required.
- To provide information to athletes, coaches, parents/guardians as appropriate.
- To undertake team selections as appropriate and in consultation with others.
- To be responsible on behalf of the team for any protests lodged during a competition.
- To promote positive team spirit and behaviours.
- You hold an up-to-date Barred List Check and/or Enhanced DBS check and have completed approved child Safeguarding training within a reasonable time of taking up the position.
Would involve planning and preparation in advance and attendance at the competition/event as appropriate. You will also need to have taken the Team Manager 1 course. Team Manager 1 is aimed at those on single day competitions or camps where there is no overnight stay. Team Manager 2 is required for trips involving an overnight away trip.