Parents Attendance at Galas

Parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from galas, and looking after their children at galas. Parents should also ensure that children have adequate food and drinks at galas and should generally support their children at the gala. In the event that a parent cannot accompany their child to a gala, they must appoint a responsible adult to act as chaperone for their child for the duration of the gala. This applies to all swimmers, regardless of age. Chaperones should ensure that they have the swimmer’s home telephone number and that they are aware of any specific medical ailment or medicine which the swimmer under their care is on. Chaperones should ensure they have adequate insurance cover when transporting other swimmers and should not carry more than the permitted number of passengers in their car. All swimmers should wear a seatbelt.