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Thank you for clicking on our Volunteering page - here you will find all the current Volunteering opportunities, both for general "admin" type roles and for swimming Officials.
 
The Club is run solely by Volunteers and, as a Club with a growing membership, more Volunteers are desperately needed to help spread the load and keep everything running smoothly.
 
Volunteers at who dedicate 10 hours per month or more of time to Altrincham Swimming Club, are given the opportunity to take up a free gym membership with Trafford Leisure.
 
If you are interested in helping the Club in any of the roles, or maybe have a talent that isn't covered in the opportunities, please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - we would be very grateful.
 

Last updated 19 June 2019
Job TitleDescriptionApprox average hours per week
Welfare Officer Are you good at communicating with children and parents? Do you have experience or interested in safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults?  If so, you may be be interested in the role of Welfare Officer.  Please contact Yvonne our current This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an informal discussion.  Any potential candidate will be supported by the outgoing welfare officer as long as required. 0.5
Announcer Are you a confident public speaker?  If so, this role is perfect for you!  We are in need of an Announcer for our home galas (Pointscore and Club Champs) - this involves being available for the whole session of the gala and making (scripted) announcements, using the microphone, throughout.   N/A
Gala Poolside Helpers A vital role attending poolside at external galas (where your own child(ren) is/are swimming) to work in a team of two in ensuring swimmers are sent to the gala's "Marshalling" area when requested to do so by the gala staff, and generally chaperone the Club's swimmers whilst poolside.  N/A
More Opportunties More opportunities will be added shortly - keep checking back for more information  

 

Young Volunteer Programme

The present Young Volunteer Programme is fully subscribed but for those on the course, details of the upcoming workshop sessions are below:-

Saturday 22nd June (3.30pm-6.30pm) - Timekeepers Course - This is an introduction into the world of the swimming official. It covers both theory and practical aspects of what is required of a timekeeper. It will allow the Young Volunteer to time keep in club galas.

Sunday 7th July (9am-3pm) - Young Aquatic Leader - This workshop aims to provide young volunteers with the knowledge to actively volunteer in an aquatic environment and develop their overall knowledge of event management and competition planning. It will challenge the ability to work within a team and step outside of their boundaries: developing communication, organisation, leadership and planning skills through interactive activities and problem solving.

Sunday 21st July (6-8.30pm) - Gala (hosted by Young Volunteer Programme) 

 

The next Young Volunteer Programme is planned for later in the year - when further details are known we will publish details in the Club's weekly newsletter.

 

 

Officials

Galas and Pointscores simply cannot be held without Officials!
 
Whilst we do have quite a few qualified Officials, we need many more - at all levels.
 
If you are interested in becoming a British Swimming Official, please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.
 
 
Last updated 21 May 2019
QualificationDetailsMinimum Age to Start Training
Timekeeper This is an introduction into the world of the swimming official. It covers the practical aspects of what is required of a timekeeper by means of a short theory session followed by a practical assessment. 14
Judge Level 1 This is the first level of British qualification. It encompasses the role and duties of a Timekeeper, Chief Timekeeper and Inspector of Turns.

Candidates will be required to attend a "classroom" session to undertake some formal theory instruction and then go on to gain practical experience working on the poolside with a mentor over a number of sessions/galas. A course workbook is provided for completion after which there will be a practical assessment.

During the practical assessment, candidates will be required to answer questions orally. Upon qualification candidates will be attributed with the qualification Judge Level 1 on the British Swimming Database and will be encouraged to become a Licensed Official.

THE FORMAT OF THE JUDGE LEVEL 1 COURSE IS IN THE PROCESS OF CHANGE - ANYONE CURRENTLY ON, OR STARTING, THE COURSE MUST HAVE COMPLETED AND QUALIFIED BY THE 31ST JULY 2020, FAILING WHICH THE COURSE WILL HAVE TO BE RESTARTED.

ALTHOUGH FULL DETAILS OF THE COURSE CHANGES ARE NOT DUE TO RECEIVE FINAL APPROVAL UNTIL DECEMBER 2019, IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE INITIAL "CLASSROOM" SESSION WILL BE REPLACED BY ONLINE MODULE(S); POOLSIDE EXPERIENCE/MENTORING WILL REMAIN IN THE SAME/SIMILAR FORMAT.

THE LAST DATE FOR STARTING THE JUDGE LEVEL 1 COURSE IN ITS PRESENT FORMAT IS THE 1ST NOVEMBER 2019; THE START DATE FOR THE NEW FORMAT JUDGE LEVEL 1 COURSE IS 1ST JANUARY 2020.

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Judge Level 2 This is the second level of qualification. It encompasses the role and duties in relation to all aspects of judging and the theoretical role and duties of Starter.

Candidates must have already qualified as Judge Level 1. The training follows a similar format to that of Judge level 1 with formal instruction, mentored pool side training with workbook followed by a practical assessment.

When qualified, candidates will be attributed with the qualification Judge Level 2 on the British Swimming Database.
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Judge Level 2S Candidates wishing to qualify as a Starter will be required hold the Judge Level 2 qualification and have completed a minimum of 20 hours post qualification experience as Judge Level 2.

Training will consist of a prescribed 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
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Referee The minimum age for training is 19 years, providing the candidate is aged 20 years as at 30 November in the year of the theory examination.

This course contains theoretical instruction and specified practical experiences. It is followed by a formal examination in November after which successful candidates take a final poolside practical assessment leading to qualification as a British Swimming Referee.

Several months have been allocated between registration and the formal examination to enable candidates to undertake all the practical experience required to complete the course as well as the theoretical instruction.

Application forms must be submitted by 31 December of the previous year to allow sufficient time for completion of training in preparation for the November examination.
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The object of the Pointscore competition is for swimmers to compete against their own times on a regular basis under competition conditions. This will allow them to challenge for places in teams and prepare them for competition. They will be gaining experience of racing. Points are scored for any improvements gained and are aggregated for the purpose of making periodic and annual awards. The competition is open to all members of the club.

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