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Role of PIA

The person scheduled to be on duty must:

  •  Find an alternative in the event they are not able to attend; it is the responsibility of the person scheduled to be on duty to do this
  • Turn up at before swimmers arrive and allow swimmers into the session
  • Remain with the coach until all the young people are collected
  •  Be in full view of the pool
  • • Ensure an attendance record for the session is kept – this will be kept with the coach so check that this is done
  • Be aware of children leaving and returning to pool, e.g. a child should return to the pool after visiting the toilet
  • Take note of any problems that occur – send an email to [email protected] with any issues
  • All swimmers contact details are available to the coach on the Ondeck app if needed in cases of illness or emergency or in the event the session is cancelled
  • • In cases of emergency, help the coach/teacher by being an extra adult to supervise children or to assist with a response to the emergency

No person on duty


It is a breach of Swim Ireland rules not to have a person on duty for Swim Ireland sessions, either pool or dry land activities.

If a person on duty does not turn up the coach should take the best courses of action to ensure the safety of the young people and themselves, this may mean cancelling the session unless a replacement is found.

The person on duty who did not turn up may be subject to disciplinary action. Clubs may consider a specific action for the person on duty who fails to turn up and this must be agreed by the committee before an issue arises.