September 02, 2019

As we start to gear up for the new season, we wish to welcome everyone back and hope they had some rest over the month of August. In preparation for what lies ahead we just wanted to provide the committee our top ten tips for getting the club back up and running.


1. Affiliation – Ensure your club has received the affiliation notice and is aware of the requirements and affiliation dates. 

2. Affiliation Workshops – Workshops will take place in all regions to support clubs in the process of registering your members.

9th September – Enniscorthy (Riverside Park Hotel) - 7pm Sign up Here

10th September – Kilkenny (Springhill Court Hotel) -7pm  Sign up Here

10th September – Cork (Silver Springs Hotel) - 7pm Sign up Here

11th September – Claremorris (McWilliam Hotel) - 7pm Sign up Here 

16th September – Belfast (Clayton Hotel) - 6.30pm Sign up Here

17th September – Omagh (Omagh Leisure Centre) - 6.30pm Sign up Here

17th September –  Dublin (Irish Sports HQ) – 7pm Sign up Here


3. Hold a registration/information evening and ensure members are kept up to date with the clubs plans for the season. This should include both coaching and committee plans for the season.

4. Make sure your club has the required roles for the committee and everyone that holds a role within the club has completed the relevant safeguarding training and has Swim Ireland approved vetting.

5. Review all coaching and teaching requirements and ensure all your coaches and teachers have the relevant qualifications, licensing, safeguarding and vetting.

6. Codes of Conduct – Ensure all members within the club have signed and returned the relevant code of conduct, they can be found here.

7. Plan for the year ahead and ensure development and financial planning has been completed and approved by the committee

8. Ensure your constitution is up to date and any changes have been approved by the membership, particularly the role of Head Coach/Teacher now on the committee.

9. Make sure anyone who holds a role within the club has a clear job description and is aware of their role and responsibility, roles descriptions can be found here

10. Make sure to have fun and enjoy what you do, it’s a great way to give back to the sport and build a strong club!!!