Volunteers
 
 

Thame Swimming Club encourages the active participation of parents and guardians as well as members of the community, who wish to volunteer. It is possible to volunteer for a number of roles shown below.

As a club volunteer you will need become a volunteer or category 3 member of the ASA (pink form) and join Thame swimming club. The club will give you the forms and talk you through the process. Some of the roles, such as Coach, Judge and Timekeeper, require training and the club will organize this for you:

 
 

Coach: You can volunteer to become a coach. The ASA coaching levels run from 1 to 4. Initial level 1 training can be booked by the club and may be paid for by the club but the club will ask for a commitment of 1 year of volunteer coaching once the qualification has been gained. Further training can be provided to get to L2, L3 and even L4 coaching as required.

Judge: The club needs judges to enable it to meet it’s commitments at galas. To attend a gala, especially the league events, the club is expected to provide ASA trained and approved officials. Judges are used to determine if starts, turns and stroke technique meet the standard, signaling a Disqualification or DQ for a swimmer if they are not. The judging course involves training and then attending a number of events to build experience before final approval by the ASA. Training can be booked by the club and may be paid for by the club but the club will ask for a commitment of 1 year of volunteer judging once the qualification has been gained. If you would like to volunteer to train to be a club judge please contact secretary@thameswimmingclub.co.uk

Time Keeper: The club needs timekeepers to enable it to meet it’s commitments at galas. To attend a gala, especially the league events, the club is expected to provide ASA trained and approved officials. The club also needs parents to volunteer as time keepers to allow the club to operate the regular time trials used to assess the swimmers progress and development. Time keepers are used to determine the times for the swimmers in the events, backing up the automatic system if present. The Time Keeping course involves training before final approval by the ASA. Training can be booked by the club and may be paid for by the club but the club will ask for a commitment of 1 year of volunteer judging once the qualification has been gained. If you would like to volunteer to train to be a club Time Keeper please contact secretary@thameswimmingclub.co.uk

Poolside Rep: The club would like one parent volunteer to be a pool side rep for each of the training groups. The role is to assist the coaches to organize the training poolside on the night and to represent that group to the committee. It would be useful if the poolside reps were also trained time keepers. If you would like to volunteer to be a poolside rep please contact secretary@thameswimmingclub.co.uk