August 29, 2018
As we welcome back the clubs from a well-deserved summer break we just wanted to remind you that it is that time of year again when you are required to complete the annual affiliation process. Clubs will complete the affiliation process through the membership database – the club administrator will access the club profile through their individual login. FAQ documents will be available through the Swim Ireland website under the membership section.
Swim Ireland clubs are required to meet the mandatory safeguarding requirements for affiliation of committee members (including CCO), team managers, teachers and coaches, (as listed below) for affiliation. The club cannot be affiliated to Swim Ireland if these requirements are not met.
Clubs are also required to have the following positions in place within their club: Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, 4 other committee members and Head Coach. In the case of General (U18) clubs there must be a minimum 1 Children’s Officer (CCO).
To assist and support clubs through the affiliation process we will be providing several workshops in the regions which will give practical advice to club administrators:
10th September – Dublin (Irish Sports HQ)
11th September – Kilkenny (Springhill Court Hotel)
12th September – Mallow (GAA Clubhouse)
13th September – Ulster/Belfast
18th September – Claremorris (McWilliam Hotel)
20th September – Webinar (Online Seminar)
Please contact your Regional Club Support/Development Officer for more information, bookings will be made online through the event section of the GoMembership database.
Important Dates to remember:
31st August 2018 – Current club membership will expire on GoMembership database – Membership remains valid until the 14th October 2018
1st September 2018 – GoMembership will be open for club administrators to undertake the 2018-19 affiliation process
30th September 2018 – Discount Deadline (Club and Member affiliation must be completed as per discount requirements by this date)
14th October 2018 – 2017-18 Club Memberships will expire
15th October 2018 – Affiliation Deadline (Clubs/Members not registered by this date will not be valid members of Swim Ireland and therefore not covered by insurance and will be excluded from events run under the auspices of Swim Ireland)
1st January 2019 – Teacher and Coach Licensing will be mandatory for all Teachers and Coaches operating in Swim Ireland Clubs.