The role of the swimming club welfare officer is essential in providing a first point of contact for children, parents and adults within the club who have a child safeguarding or welfare concern.
Dave Baguley is the Welfare Officer for MSC and should you wish to contact him please do so by email – details are in the members area.
Guidance to parents
The ASA recognise the important role parents play in clubs. The parent finances, transports and supports their child and many give their time generously and voluntarily to run their child’s swimming club.
The parent role is also to help keep their child safe in all their sporting activities. The ASA Safeguarding Team have developed Wavepower for clubs to adopt to address any welfare and safeguarding issues that arise.
This section is specifically for you, the parent, to hopefully give you a guide on your role as club parent.
Click here for the information and guidance to parents document.
Guidance to swimmers 17 and under
You the swimmer are the most important part of any ASA swimming club. Without you there would be no one for the coaches to coach and no junior competitors to compete. This has been written for you with the help of the ASA Youth Forum. You also have a section of the ASA website specifically for your age group called Child Power. You are the heart of any club!
Click here for the information and guidance to swimmers 17 and under.
ASA code of ethics
This is designed to assist clubs and all club members to meet their duty of care to safeguard all children who take part in or attend your swimming club. The section is divided up to help the club identify what they need to do to demonstrate a duty of care with clear guidance and policies to make this possible.
Click here for the information relating to the ASA code of ethics document.