Burning Questions Answered Here
WHAT KIND OF TRAINING DO THE COACHES HAVE?
Our coaches are all Swim Ireland certified and trained coaches. They bring years of experience both as coaches and competitive swimmers themselves. They all share a love and passion for swimming. They have coached many national title winners and international swimming stars.
They all hold Swim Ireland coaching qualifications
They are all garda vetted
They have all completed a minimum of safeguarding level 1
My child under 12 , can they swim mornings?
In line with best practice, children under 12 should not be swimming mornings.
My child is 12 almost thirteen, can they swim morning?
A mix is allowed, but this should be discussed with the coaches.
In which age group will my child swim?
You child will swim with their peers, this is where they will enjoy themselves most, make friends and be more inclined to stay in the sport.
How many galas do I have to attend through the year?
The coach will advise which galas need to be attended. They do not intend to go to all galas, but to choose the galas that will benefit the swimmer the most.
I have a concern about my child’s swimming, who do I talk to?
The first port of call is the coach, they are very approachable and with the years of experience. They will advise and treat your concern confidentially.
What time and where do the swimmers swim?
Check the site for current training times.
Where is the pool rota for parents?
Check the site here The rota is also circulated via ClubZap and WhatsApp.
Do I as a parent have duties?
Yes, you will be asked to do timekeeping, turn judge, pool duty. It is shared out as equally as possible, but all parents will be required to do this. You may also be asked to do safeguarding courses and a team manager course. The rules governing swimming change and we need to maintain our club member’s qualifications in line with current best practice for child welfare.
If you have any questions, please contact any of the committee members