How Could You Help

Love Swimming? Want to put something back into your community?

Ashbourne Swimming Club are recruiting POOLSIDE HELPS & SWIMMING TEACHERS. All courses are fully funded as long as you can devote one evening a week to coaching swimmers.

Poolside Helpers

The club relies on helpers to help with the running of sessions. This would involve supervising a lane, handing out floats, noting swim times etc. It would allow some parents to engage in their child's swimming to a much greater extent than they currently are, help the coaches keep discipline and the noise level down and free the coaches to coach.

If you're 14 years or older and interested in developing sports coaching skills through helping poolside during our coaching sessions please get in touch. You can attend a Swim England Poolside Helpers course which we’ll fund for you as long as you can commit to helping the club over a period of time. It’s a great opportunity to add skills and a qualification to your CV and resume in readiness for future education and career opportunities. Please speak to any of the coaching staff or contact chair@ashbourneswimclub.org

Swimming Teacher

Becoming a swimming teacher in the means you can look forward to an active and challenging role with great chances of employment as well as putting something back into the community. It is great for mums, dads and guardians as the hours are very flexible. It is also one of the best jobs you can have as a student, suiting your timetable and improving your public speaking and communication skills. Again there is are a number of Swim England courses which the Club are happy to help fund if you commit to helping us. Please ask our Head Coach Ian about becoming a swimming teacher or assistant coach ian.coach@ashbourneswimclub.org

Next Courses

There is a Level 1 Course taking place:

Team Managers Course -

Note all courses are currently taking place on line now due to Covid-19

Please do still get in touch if you are interested in taking one!

Have you seen Swim England Qualifications’ 2019 video yet?

The video showcases the experiences of swim teachers, it highlights the rewards of teaching swimming and the benefits of qualifying with Swim England Qualifications. You can watch the video here.

We currently need:

FUND RAISING & SOCIAL COORDINATOR(S)

This is an ideal position for one or more parents who, working as a team, would like to improve the social side of the club and help the children do more activates together out of the water! We are looking for some enthusiastic people who can work with the committee, coordinating everyone's help. If you are interested in helping us organise a couple of social and fund raising events a year, please do contact one of the committee members.

Lane Coach and Poolside Helpers - Monday / Wednesday

If you’re interested in helping support our coaching staff poolside either Monday’s 6:45-8pm or/and Wednesday's 7-8pm we’d love to hear from you. For your commitment we’ll fund a Level 1 ASA Coaching qualification - giving you new skills and a greater understanding of swimming skills which may help support your daughter/son in their swimming technique. Please speak to any of the coaching staff or contact ian.coach@ashbourneswimclub.org

TIME KEEPERS & TEAM MANAGERS/CHAPERONES (for galas)

This is an easy and one off commitment.

Timer Keepers: You will be provided with a stop watch and you just need to press start, stop and reset for each race. You will also be given a clipboard and pen with a sheet to record the times on. Before the event the chief timer will do a practice to ensure all time keeper stop watches are working etc. For galas there are usually 2 timers per lane, if not and in the event your watch isn’t working properly, the chief timer is there as a backup. Please contact anyone of the committee members or coaches.

Volunteers are always needed and parents help is always appreciated!