Marlins retain Swim21 acrediation for Teaching, Competitive Development and Masters Foundation

Go Marlins!

One of the only clubs in the county, and the only one in the ASA South East Region to hold THREE Swim21 national accreditations. These are for teaching, competitive development and Masters. One day we may even achieve ‘Performance’ accreditation, though to achieve this we need swimmers regularly in the top 10 nationally at an Olympic event.

Attracting and retaining volunteers

SOUTH EAST REGION AGM

INTRODUCTION

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.”

Goals

1 Beacon Club                                 Portsmouth

12 Swim ‘Hub’ Clubs                       Swim21 Networks

116 Clubs Swim21 Accredited        Currently 86

Performance Clubs                          Bracknell

Guilford

Forming a ‘Hub’ for the South East Region

Talent pool

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.

Disability

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

 

Facilities

 

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

 

NEEDS

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.

 

Committee

That is a balance of skills – not just parents of swimmers on the board.

 

Volunteer Development

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

 

+ website

& notice board

 

At Guildford

Professional Coaches

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

Direct approach

Ask regularly

Create a crisis

Mentor

Club website

Develop swimmers

Doit.org

 

Young People Volunteers (schools)

 

Make it an attractive club

Hire a top notch Head Coach

 

vs. Dump & run

 

RETAINING VOLUNTEERS

Reward

PAY ASA reg fees

Thank you gifts

Christmas Dinner

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

 

(Pay them)

 

GILES LONG

(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.