Why Not Help?
No club can exist without help from its members. We really do rely on parents and friends to do the work. The opportunities to help are endless! No matter how much or how little time you can spare, whether you can commit yourself to regular work or just occasionally, there is something appropriate for you. As swimmers reach 16 years or over, how about becoming a swimming teacher or coach? Or how about becoming a poolside official? We can also offer you training in both activities.Please let us know the sort of thing you would be interested in helping with. Tell any Club Committee member, teacher/coach or the Club Secretary
There are lots of regular jobs that need to be done: social events, club championships, raffle organiser, publicity, gala refreshments, chaperones, etc.
This requires some regular commitment. We can teach you the job and you don’t have to know anything about swimming at first. All you need is a willingness to have a go, learn and enthusiasm. The ASA Assistant Teachers course is often the first course after a period of helping at poolside.
All galas need officials: timekeepers, judges, recorders, referees, etc. There are courses run each year. “Shadowing” an official at a gala or time trial is a good way to get an insight into the roles
We need people to manage our teams. Working with the coaches to select teams, post the team list and manage the team at galas.