Water Space Agreements
Having a clear and concise water space agreement between the owner or operator and swimming club is vital for the sustainability and planning for both club and facility. The best agreements will include the purpose for the agreement, the basis of the relationship and the responsibilities of each of the parties. The form of agreement that has proved to work best is a Memorandum of Understanding, as it is representative of an ongoing relationship between the Club as a community group and the facility owner or operator. Hire agreements tend to be limited in scope and do not reflect the longevity of the swimming club at the facility and the community partnership. Where there is purely a commercial arrangement between Club or coach and facility, a hire agreement would be suitable.
A sample is attached that can be utilised as a base for a Club and Council MOU.