Our club is managed entirely by volunteers and we need parents to take an active part in making sure that our swimmers have the best environment in which to flourish.
There are many ways in which you can help your club, either by becoming a member of the committee that is responsible for running the club, or just by volunteering for a project, specific task, or assisting in an non-official capacity at our open meets.
The committee meets once per month for approx 2 hrs to discuss club business, make decisions as appropriate and ensure the smooth running of the overall club.
Team Managers play an important role in assisting our coaches, when the club travels to Open Meet Competitions and Galas. You can find a list of our current Team Managers here.
Helping at our Open Meets and Galas
As a Club, we run 4 Open Meet competitions and our Club Championships. These meets generate valuable income for the club, which in turn helps to keep our fees as low as possible. Without these meets running each year, your fees would increase significantly. Without volunteers, we cannot run them!
At a Meet, we have the following jobs that need to be covered, all of which can be shared in shifts, or taken on as a whole.
Set up – the night before a Meet (spare an hour to help us get ready)
Pack Up – at the end of the meet – it only takes an hour!
Raffle Ticket Desk
Managing the Signing In Sheets at the beginning of each session
Marshalls to ensure the swimmers are organised for their races
Refreshments for officials and coaches
All poolside marshals' need to have been CRB cleared, Jancis Shepherd
the Club Welfare Officer
07800 831 439 coordinates this.
If you can help YOUR club, please contact our Club Chairman
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When hosting swimming galas such as our Sprint Meet, B/C Meet, Open Meet, Club Champs or when we attend other events such as the Thames Valley Junior League, Arena League or go to other club's Open Meets we need qualified officials.
Without the right number of officials, we cannot hold the meets.
In order to become an official, you are required to become qualified and the club hosts various training and courses throughout the year.
You can become qualified in the following Official Roles:
Judge Level 1
This is the first level of qualification. It includes the role and duties of a Timekeeper, Chief Timekeeper and Inspector of Turns.
Judge Level 2
This is the second level of qualification. It includes the role and duties in relation to all aspects of judging and the theoretical role and duties of Starter.
Candidates wishing to qualify, as a Starter will be required hold the Judge Level 2 qualification Training will consist of a number of practical experiences as a Starter before undertaking a formal practical assessment. Successful candidates will be attributed with the Starter qualification Judge Level 2S.
How Much Will it Cost?
Nothing! WDSC will pay the cost of courses, we just need you to give a little of your time and be prepared to help out at our Open Meets / Galas during the year.
(You will probably be there anyway, as a spectator, so why not get involved?)
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Who Do I Contact?
Sharon Longhurst is our Officials Co-ordinator
and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently looking for a Volunteer to be our Workforce Co-ordinator
, who is responsible for helping to co-ordinate our volunteers in the club, in the mean time, please contact Chris Ross - email@example.com, if you can help.