IMPORTANT - PHOTOGRAPHY / FILMING

We remind all parents that it is strictly forbidden to use use camera or camera phones during training sessions.

Athletes (or parents) are never allowed ot use camera phones, for any reason, while in changing rooms. We ask all parents to remind their children about this rule and to report any misuse directly to the Coach, Club Children's Officer or facility staff immediately.

Also note that if you wish to take photographs or videos during galas or competitions, you MUST register your phone / camera device with the organizers.

Please refer to the Swim Ireland Filming & Photography Policy for further information.

Duties of parents (whilst children are members of the club)

There are two primary areas where parents are required to support their children while members of the Club.

1@ Training Sessions

  • Swim Ireland stipulate that for all training sessions there must be a responsible adult (i.e. parent/guardian) present so that the coach can get on with coaching safely without being distracted by other things which may occur during the session (e.g. A swimmer not feeling well and needs to go home). The parent on duty will take control of the situation
  • A parent on duty roster is made out and circulated to all members via email. This is accessible through the club website and Mobile App. You usually would have no more than 1-2 sessions a month
  • It is the parent's responsibility to check when they are on duty and to swap with another parent if cannot attend for their session.
  • If on duty you must sign the Parent-on-Duty Book, which is found on the pool deck. Please note the time of the session where you were on duty.
  • All the duties expected of you are outlined on the inside cover of the book. 

2@ Galas

  • For galas and competitions the club is often required to provide parents to carry out gala duties as officials (e.g. timekeeping or turn judges).
  • The club will assign gala duties to you depending on the events your child is swimming in.
  • If you are required to do any of these duties you will be offered some training before the start of the gala.
  • Again it is vital to understand that without parents support it would be impossible to run these galas safely and efficiently. If there are insufficent officials available, the gala may not be able to proceed.