Progression: Aqua (beginners) – Blue – Green – Jade – Mauve
Time table for swimmers swimming in the Teaching Pool printable pdf Print this Table on A4 page
A copy of the Weymouth Swimming Club Constitution can be seen in pdf format here
MANAGEMENT RESOURCES – To recognise the need for provision of the necessary resources to facilitate swimming activities within the club.
MANAGEMENT – To provide a strong effective club management structure with sound financial controls to meet the challenges of the twenty first century.
COMMUNICATIONS – To develop, enhance communication with club members and with external swimming bodies such as the DCASA, SWASA etc. This includes fostering the links with other clubs, schools and Borough facility providers.
KEY ISSUES – To ensure that clear procedures and policy advice are disseminated/provided to all club officials and members on key issues such as child protection, ethics, equity and integration.
INFLUENCE – To provide advice, encouragement and practical help to club members to flourish in the South Dorset Community.
PUBLIC IMAGE – To make best endeavors to provide the sport with a modern image and to encourage all members to act as ambassadors for the Borough, when competing outside its boundaries.
FACILITIES – To ensure facilities are provided to form the basis for swimming to develop, utilising available funding sources in a cost effective/value for money way.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE – To ensure that the club is fully accountable to its members, within the scope of its rules and constitution.
Management of the Weymouth SC
Weymouth SC is wholly amateur run by an Executive committee, elected annually, who have delegated responsibility for the administration of the club from the members with a not for profit philosophy as far as it is feasible or practicable.
The Executive Committee exercises financial control over the affairs of the club based on the advice of the Honorary Treasurer.
The Weymouth SC is fully committed to providing the opportunity for all children to learn to swim and participate in the club’s aquatic disciplines, especially those in seawater environment because of its geographic location. In view of its long history there is a very strong lifelong participation element and ethos. With two and sometimes three generations of families involved. The Weymouth SC provides a service to the community and many of the teachers/coaches are involved with existing learning to swim and teaching programmes in schools and the Borough pool.
The swimming activities are run by an ASA coach Mr Steve White together with associate Mr Andy Hawkins and in association with a coaching/teaching co-ordinator Mr Michael Lister and a team of coaches and teachers catering for beginners, improvers and competitive swimmers to County, District and National qualifying levels. The club is based at the Weymouth & Portland Borough swimming pool at Knightsdale Road in Weymouth.
As stated the Weymouth Swimming Club has been in existence for 187 years with a long tradition of swimming teaching originating in open water work in the Weymouth Bay where ASA/STA badge classes are normally held during the six week school holiday period in the summer in a designated area off the pier. Two sea races are normally traditionally held during the summer every year in the Weymouth Bay. This current year 2012 we were unable to run these sessions due to the Olympics restrictions. The Borough pool was opened in 1976 but prior to that the club was nomadic using pools throughout Dorset.
There is a dormant Weymouth & Portland Swimming Pool Association, which can be activated at short notice, which endeavours to look after all of the interests of potential users of pool facilities because of the acute shortage of water time in the South Dorset area. It is also actively supports liaison with the Weyport Masters club and a tripartite biathlon association in the area.