Please click HERE to see Swim Ireland’s “Supervision Policy” for Squad Training. This applies to C1, C2, B & A Squads.
There must be a pool/dry-land supervision rota for coaching and teaching activities. Providing a rota system for a parent/lifeguard/leader to supervise each teaching/coaching session for children reduces the risks to both children and adults and ensures someone is on hand for any emergency that might arise.
The following points must be observed:
The rota must be organised in advanced and communicated to all involved – this can be via a Club website, noticeboard or accepted method used by the Club
An individual on the rota is responsible for their own replacement in the event they cannot fulfil their obligation
Contact details for all individuals on the rota should be available to coaching/teaching staff concerned (these details should be kept confidential and available for those that need them)
The coach/teacher must be able to rely on the parent/supervisor being present, some sessions take place at more vulnerable times e.g. early morning pool sessions
The parent/supervisor should arrive at a reasonable time before the session starts and must remain with any teaching/coaching staff until all the children are collected. The responsibility lies with the parent to be on time to collect their children in line with the codes of conduct.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter of Child Safety.