Support Your Club - Volunteer 

City of Southampton is run on a non-profit basis by a volunteer committee with the only paid staff being our coaches, lifeguards and swim teachers.   

We run events, such as open meets and time trials to which our own swimmers and other clubs can attend. These events are a vital component of the club, as they provide a platform for our swimmers to achieve licensed times, to excel and to provide necessary funds to support the running of the club. 

As with all clubs we rely on our members to volunteer. There are many ways to help our club, whether it's an hour or so at an open meet, or by becoming more involved and training as a timekeeper/official/team manager, to helping more regularly as a squad representative or perhaps taking on a role as background support / committee member. Volunteering can be a lot of fun and it's a great way to get involved in the sport you and/or your child love. You do not need experience for many of the roles: just a willingness to help!   

 

Like to become involved?

If you are interested in becoming an Official (entry level is as a timekeeper), Team Manager or helping the club in other ways, please check out the links below and contact our Officials Co-ordinator:  [email protected]

You can also find out more information about becoming a Technical Official on the British Swimming website 

https://www.britishswimming.org/browse-sport/swimming/officials/officials-qualifications-training/

Links to the online training courses:

https://www.swimming.org/ios/courses-officials-volunteers/

https://www.southeastswimming.org/volunteers/team-managers/

 

Link to Swim South East Young Volunteers Programme: 

https://www.southeastswimming.org/volunteers/young-volunteer-programme/

This programme runs yearly from December (Advertises earlier) and is aimed at Volunteers aged between 13 and 17 years, looking for training opportunities to volunteer within aquatics.

 

For further information on Volunteering at our Open Meets, Galas & Events please click here 

For further information on Volunteering Club Roles check out the Swim England Good Club Guide here