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Coach Passes

COUNTY COACH PASSES / POOLSIDE ACCESS

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Coach Passes

In order to comply with ASA Child Protection Guidelines, we must be able to identify all adults on poolside.   We therefore need to issue identity cards to all coaches who may attend County events.  These need to be available for inspection at all times.

 

APPLYING FOR A COACH PASS

Please ensure that all coaches, teachers, poolside helpers, team managers and chaperones who might need to represent your Club on poolside complete an application form, as attached, to be returned to the Secretary of the MCASA Swimming Committee, together with two passport-sized photographs and a cheque for £5 per pass made payable to MCASA to cover administration costs.

 

CRB DISCLOSURE NUMBERS

It is important to explain why we ask for the CRB Disclosure Number on the Application Form, and why Coach Passes will not be issued without this information. 

This is done to reinforce the mandatory requirement that all Clubs affiliated to the ASA must observe the ASA Child Protection Procedures.   This requires that all club coaches, teachers, poolside helpers, team managers and chaperones must complete a CRB Form which is submitted for processing to the ASA Legal Affairs Dept. 

Any Club that is unclear about these procedures or needs assistance in complying should contact Sam (Samantha) Massey, the ASA CRB Administrator, on 01509-618738 or by e-mail at crbrenewals@swimming.org .    

The Swimming Committee is concerned that a small minority of Clubs seem to be unaware of this most fundamental obligation.

 

TEMPORARY COACH PASSES

Please note that the issue of Temporary Passes for Coaches was discontinued from 1st April 2007.   Temporary Coach Passes are now issued only in the most exceptional circumstances, and only by prior arrangement with the Secretary of the MCASA Swimming Committee.

 

Other Poolside Access

 

TECHNICAL AND NON-TECHNICAL OFFICIALS ON POOLSIDE

Regular County Officials, both Technical and Non-Technical, are issued with identity passes by the County.   Any volunteers from the spectator gallery will be issued with Temporary Poolside Passes by the Referee. The ASA have ruled that CRB checks are not necessary for Officials, although all Officials, including volunteers, must be Registered Members of the ASA.

 

EXAMINATION CANDIDATES ON POOLSIDE

Examination candidates will be issued with Temporary Poolside Passes by the MCASA Swimming Officials Committee (SOC).

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RENEW OR APPLY FOR AN APPLICATION FORM