Club Development

Club Development

Club Development is an integral part of the Swim Ireland / Swim Ulster Strategic Plan.

Good Governance is crucial to club development – good leadership will build strong vibrant clubs which operate effectively and efficiently.

Swim Ulster can assist with and provide advice on all aspects of Governance and Club Development. Workshops can be delivered to individual clubs on request.

Workshops which you may find useful for your club are :

  • Business / Development Planning
  • Squad Structure and Criteria
  • Annual Planning  - Training and Competition Programmes
  • Principles of Training
  • Stroke Clinics
  • Starts & Turns
  • Committee Induction, Roles and Responsibilities
  • Complaints & Discipline

Key areas in Club Management are;

  • Governance
  • Finance
  • Planning
  • Coaching Staff and Volunteers
  • Communication

Key Personnel in Club Management are;

  • Chairperson
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Club Children’s Officers
  • Head Coach

Club Affiliation Requirements;

  • A minimum of 7 persons on the committee
  • Trained CCO
  • Qualified and licensed coaching staff
  • All of the above should attend a Safeguarding course, be accessni checked and have signed a code of conduct

Swim Ulster also delivers Swim Ireland Coach Education courses, CPD Workshops, Team Manager and Officials Training Programmes and Safeguarding Young People in Sport.

For assistance with Club Development or to receive the free Club Committee Handbook email ruth@swimulster.net