SOUTH EAST REGION AGM
The biggest region in the country and the largest in terms of the number of clubs, however, there are too many v.small clubs.
PLANS FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS
Performance coaches to mentor others.
“If you develop your coaches you will develop your swimmers.”
1 Beacon Club Portsmouth
12 Swim ‘Hub’ Clubs Swim21 Networks
116 Clubs Swim21 Accredited Currently 86
Performance Clubs Bracknell
Forming a ‘Hub’ for the South East Region
Top 24 Age Group Swimmers, Top 20 Youth Swimmers & Top 12 Open Swimmers to attend two 1 day workshops.
Will work with performance coach, nutritionist, physio & reaction coach.
Target of 32 S1-S14 Classified
Will attend their own camp
Funding to develop the network & disability swimmers
Target of 600 New Volunteers
Target of 200 New Licensed Officials
Target of 1,425 Teachers @ UKCC Level 2
x 7 50m Pools so far 4 with a 5th later in 2009 & hopefully a couple in Kent.
DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL CLUB
John Ingram CHAIRMAN Guildford SC
Guildford 400 members – target 550 in 210
Long Term Head Coach to deliver a vision of what they want to do i.e. where we want to go – even though it may take 5 to 6 years.
That is a balance of skills – not just parents of swimmers on the board.
By getting parents of new swimmers involved (doesn’t follow given what he says above?)
Educate & communicate with parents
e.g. A termly squad swimmer & parent meeting
& notice board
x2 Level 4 coaches
x1 Level 3 coach
FIVE salaried coaches & 18 additional coaches.
Develop home grown talent with their Academy.
This has taken four years to get GOLDS in Age Groups at a National Level.
It took 9 years to develop a relationship with Surrey University.
Expectation of excellence
Common coaching language & take it seriously
Consistent pool time/harmonised
Can take three years
ATTRACTING & SUPPORING VOLUNTEERS
Pester the balcony
From regular parent & swimmer meetings
Gradual introduction (draw them in)
advertise in the newsletter (what newsletter)
Play to people skills
Create a crisis
Young People Volunteers (schools)
Make it an attractive club
Hire a top notch Head Coach
vs. Dump & run
PAY ASA reg fees
Thank you gifts
Recognition = Club Volunteer of the Year
Cover realistic expenses
Make them feel wanted/valued
Feed them (officials)
Give them an event T Shirt (officials)
Don’t take advantage of them
(2 GOLDS & 1 BRONZE IN THREE CONSECUTIVE PAROLYMPIC GAMES)
Every day try to change one thing
Olympic dream from AGE 7
Broken arm turned out to be cancer age 13 & muscle in shoulder removed.
Party of those who had made it possible from the lady who opened up at 5.30am so that he could train
He didn’t let others get in his way
Get you through the grind
How did you get up in the morning?
Had a list of fifty reason why I should get up to train. Ran through the list and by the time I got to 30 I was up & out of the house.
Made anything a reward.