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Squad Sessions Restart!

Good News!  We are starting Squad training again at NALC!

Monday 8.15pm-9.15pm - Senior Squad (4 lanes), Water Polo Seniors (2 lanes)

Friday 6.30pm-7.30pm - Junior Squad

Friday 7.45pm-8.45pm - Senior Squad

Saturday 1.30pm-2.30pm and 2.45pm–3.45pm -Water Polo

Sunday 1pm-2pm - Development Squad

Sunday 2.15pm-3.15pm - Junior Squad

Sunday 3.30pm-4.30pm - Senior Squad

You will have received emails confirming sessions and also the necessary forms which need completing and returning (copies of the forms are attached)

  • Risk Awareness Declaration Form
  • Health Survey Form
  • Return to Training Guidance

You must return the completed Health Survey and Risk Awareness Declaration prior to your first session otherwise you will be unable to train. 

 

 

Return to Pool Guidance

 

Swim England have published useful documents and guidelines for swimmers as pools start to open.

 

Swim England Videos

Swim England Videos

 

This is the link to the Swim England YouTube site which has some useful training videos.

Vacancy - Head Coach

Head Coach

Newton Abbot Swimming and Water Polo Club is a successful club with swimmers ranging from Stage 1 of the Swim England Learn to Swim framework progressing through to County, Regional and occasional National competitors. Our thriving water polo section has teams of all ages competing in Local, County, Regional and National competitions.

We are seeking a dedicated Head Coach, who seeks to uphold the ambitions of the club and its swimmers, to lead our coaching programme.  This is an opportunity for a new Head Coach to build on our current achievements and guide the future direction of the Club.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high level of passion for the sport. With the support of our team of volunteer Level 1 and 2 coaches and teachers, the new Head Coach will deliver a programme that enables our 200 Learner and 100 plus competitive swimmers to achieve their full potential.

The successful candidate will have a high level of technical understanding, with progressive ideas, and excellent interpersonal skills - enabling them to work successfully with swimmers, coaches, teachers, committee and other club members.

Candidates must hold a minimum of a Swim England Level 2 Coaching qualification; however Level 3 is highly desirable. A land training qualification is also desirable.

Newton Abbot is a SwimMark club and is committed to safeguarding all our members. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and must have an up to date safeguarding qualification or a willingness to train prior to commencement.

The Club trains in the 6 lane, 25M pool at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre and can access long course training at Plymouth Life Centre.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Plan, develop and implement a successful development strategy,
  • Report the progress of the development programme to the Club Committee,
  • Create an individual and club winning culture, ethos and environment - by creating good team morale,
  • Communicate and implement appropriate swimmer selection standards, to ensure fair and transparent selection of swimmers across the swimming squads,
  • Active involvement across all swimming squads and supervise coaching activity where necessary,
  • Liaise with teachers of Learn to swim programme, review teaching sessions to ensure appropriate standards are met,
  • Forward planning of the annual competition programme,
  • Protect the wellbeing and fair treatment of all swimmers within the club,
  • Lead a culture of success by empowering, developing and managing the volunteer coaching team,
  • Undertake all necessary administration to ensure all training is planned, monitored and evaluated,
  • Follow Health and Safety procedures and the Swim England WavePower guide.

The position is part-time, on a self-employed basis, remuneration dependant on qualifications and experience

Regular squad coaching hours 10.5 per week dependant on future changes due to Covid 19.

 

Initial applications should be sent to the chairperson. Contact details can be found on the Contacts page.

Latest Update

 

The Committee is currently working through the process of getting everything in order and we are in communication with Newton Abbot Leisure Centre to ensure we are in a good position to be able to return to the pool once it becomes available.

Chudleigh Swimming Pool

Chudleigh Community Swimming Pool

The outdoor swimming pool is open and has extended their season until 27th September.

Please use the link for details of session times and availability.

 

 

All Activity Suspended

Further guidance has been received from Swim England (see link below) having further considered the advice from the Government. The guidance includes the following:

 

Having further reviewed the guidance, it is Swim England’s interpretation that club activity falls into the ‘public gathering’ category and therefore it is strongly advising clubs to consider cancelling or postponing activity – including events – until the end of May.

 

We have therefore made the difficult decision to suspend all club activities (learn to swim, water polo and all squad training) after tonight's (Tuesday 17th March) training session at least until the end of May.

 

I know how disappointing this will be for our swimmers, but we must follow the guidance received from Swim England.

 

https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/coronavirus-statement/

 

We will, of course, keep you updated of any further developments.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

 

Swim England has issued the following advice regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The health and wellbeing of anyone who takes part in any aquatic activity is of paramount importance to everyone at Swim England.

Swim England is currently following the latest guidance from the Government and Public Health England and is advising its members, clubs, learn to swim providers and volunteers to do the same.

At this time, Swim England is continuing to plan for events as normal.

However, the national governing body will be following the latest information and assessing risk as appropriate. Specific guidance regarding forthcoming Swim England events will be issued as necessary to those who are due to attend.

Due to the ongoing spread of novel coronavirus, there have been a number of calls to Swim England about whether it is safe to still go swimming.

The Pool Water Treatment and Advisory Group (PWTAG) has been in contact with Public Health England regarding novel coronavirus.

A spokesperson for PWTAG said: “Public health opinion is that it is generally safe to go swimming at this time.

“Water and the chlorine within swimming pools will help to kill the virus.

“However, visitors to swimming pools are reminded to shower before using the pool, to shower on leaving the pool and to follow the necessary hygiene precautions when visiting public places to help reduce the risk of infection.”

These include washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze and do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

Most importantly, if you feel unwell, please avoid using the pool.

This announcement is not intended to panic anyone and Swim England is sharing the above information to ensure all possible precautions are taken.

 

The latest advice from Swim England:- https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/coronavirus-advice/

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