Volunteers and Officials
Windsor is a members' Swimming Club managed entirely by volunteers for the benefit of all members. Everyone involved in the running of the club gives their time freely to create opportunities for our swimmers. This means that all of your fees go directly into pool hire, coaching costs and essential expenses. But it also means that without the dedication and commitment of all our volunteers, none of this would be possible.
When you join the club you will be expected to give a little of your time each year to make club activities possible. You might only be called on to support the running of our licensed meets; setting up a raffle, or helping with the catering. The club is run by a Management Committee which stands for election each year at the AGM, and we are always looking for volunteers to help with administration.
As your child progresses through the club, you will begin to see just how much the entire sport depends on volunteers. You are likely to find, as many parents do, that rather than just sit poolside while your child swims, you will want to be trained as an official, and help at meets, or as a teacher, to help other children have the same opportunities your family have enjoyed.
At most licensed events, each competing club has an obligation to provide officials to ensure the meet runs to the required ASA standards of excellence and safety. Without enough officials, club entries can be refused; so as you can see, we really depend on everyone to help make these great opportunities possible. Training as an official is fully-funded by the club, and you will certainly find that engaging on this path will massively boost your understanding and enjoyment of the sport.