SwimMark Club

Tavistock Swimming club operates as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and is registered with the Charity Commission, charity number: 1157854.

The club is run by trustees, all of whom are volunteers.  They are sometimes colloquially referred to as "the committee".  They operate within the remit of the club constitution, a copy of which can be found here, and the Charities Act 2011.  The current trustees are listed on the Meet the Team page of this website, here.

The club aims to break-even each year by charging fees to cover the costs of pool hire, coaching and other ancillary costs. It does not seek to make a profit. The current charges made by the club can be found here. The latest financial income and expenditure statement for the club can be found here.

The club was founded when Meadowlands Pool opened and regards itself as "based at" Meadowlands, but it does not have any affiliation with the management of Meadowlands (currently Fusion Lifestyle).  Sessions are held at both Meadowlands and Mount Kelly Swim Centre.

A summary of the main points of the constitution are as follows:

  • The main charitable aim of the club is the promotion of community participation in healthy recreation by the provision of facilities for the teaching, development and practice of swimming for all age groups within the town of Tavistock, Devon and its locality.
  • The club is committed to treat everyone equally within the context of their activity, regardless of sex, ethnic origin, religion, disability or political persuasion.
  • The Club believes that the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and that all children and young people have a right to have fun, be safe and be protected from harm.
  • The business and affairs of the club shall at all times be conducted in accordance with the laws and technical rules of Swim England and the Charities Act.
  • The trustees are elected at the AGM, which is held shortly after the completion of the financial year, normally in June.  One third of the trustees retire each year (in rotation), but are eligible for re-election.
  • Trustee (aka committee) meetings are held regularly, normally not less than quarterly.

Policies & other relevant documents can be found under the "Documents" tab of the menu.