As island residents, we must accept the need to go beyond our shores in search of the best competitions. Over the years we have completed countless trips and accumulated significant experience in looking after the children through a wide variety of situations including:-

  • Feeling homesick;
  • Coughs, colds, tummy pains;
  • Sporting injuries and strains;
  • Flight delays (including overnight delays!)
  • Broken down coaches (as in buses, not swimming coaches!)


Our coaches and chaperones are all CRB-checked in line with ASA policy and have regularly attended child protection courses. You can therefore be confident in trusting your child to the coaches and chaperones who lead these away trips.


When your child is travelling away, there are a few other points that you should bear in mind:-


  • Mobile phones are not permitted;
  • Expensive items such as iPods are not recommended in case of loss, damage or theft;
  • Excessive cash is not recommended in case of loss or theft;
  • Parents should consider the conditions at destination and ensure suitable clothing is packed for your child;
  • Favourite pool-side snacks may not be available at the destination e.g. cereal bars may not be available at the destination and should be packed;
  • Adequate supply of towels and dry kit should be packed;
  • Team kit and equipment shall be worn as directed by the Coach when competing and training, when assembling or travelling and at official team functions.
  • Medication: It is important that information on all medication being currently taken should be reported to the Coach. Allergies to any medication must be reported to the Coach.