Swimming Australia and its stakeholders have a number of programs and services available to assist clubs with member recruitment and retention, club development and officiating and coach development. The Programs and Services book provides a summary of the initiatives available to assist clubs build their capacity to better service members.
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Club Swimming is the strength and success of swimming in Australia. It has been identified as a major priority with our Strategic Plan 2011 - 2016.
We are very lucky that in Australia most of even the smallest country towns have access to a local swimming pool, and at most of those swimming pools you will find a local swimming club.
Swimming clubs in Australia are made up of swimmers, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and administrators providing a fun and safe environment for kids and parents alike, many offering or having links to learn to swim schools, coaches and training, fun club race nights, and a strong social program.
In each of these sections you will find valuable information for each of the above mentioned groups including pathways, qualifying times and educational material. In the club info section you will find resources, information and links to help your club improve and find out more information on GO Club and the GO Club PB program.
Results for the 2013 GO Club PB Program have now been released!
You can see your results here: 2013 GO Club PB Results
If you have any questions regarding your club's level, please contact Andrew Twigg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GO Club PB Program is the national swimming club standard that recognises and rewards swimming clubs by measuring their performance across five key areas:
·Coaching and officiating
·Marketing and promotion
Swimming clubs are the backbone of our sport and it is a key strategic priority of Swimming Australia Limited to ensure that clubs continue to develop and excel. The GO Club PB is a key component to measuring and rewarding your club on its ability. By completing a series of questions that Swimming Australia has identified as having strategic importance, a club can gain a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses.
2013 GO Club PB - Explained - A resource to explain the program to clubs that may not have been involved in the PB program previously
GO Club PB Case Study Series -
This series has been developed with the view of providing an in depth look at each section of the GO Club PB program and how clubs can improve thier overall score.
Section A: Membership
Section B: Administration
Section C: Activites
Section D: Marketing and Promotion
Section E: Sport Development
A less time intensive program
Using the membership and results information that Swimming Australia has, we will work out the answer to the membership, JX and YPS questions on behalf of the club. This will reduce the amount of time required to complete the GO Club PB workbook. The questions that this applies to are clearly marked on the workbook and will be calculated from the period between April 2012 and March 2013.
|2013 GO Club PB Results by Level|
Results for the 2013 Inclusive Club Standard Program have now been released!
You can see your results here: 2013 Inclusive Club Standard Results
If you have any questions regarding your club's level, please contact Andrew Twigg at email@example.com.
The Inclusive Club Standard is a new exciting and innovative national initiative that provides recognition and encouragement to clubs creating an environment which is inclusive of people with disability. The Inclusive Club Standard serves two purposes; the first is to provide recognition and reward to those clubs who are taking steps to create an inclusive environment in their clubs; the second helps clubs, regions, state associations and Swimming Australia to identify areas of strength and weakness enabling the development of programs to address inclusion of people with disability more effectively.
Participating clubs will receive feedback on results of a simple audit so they can see where they are doing well and where they can improve. Based on their results clubs will receive an Inclusive Club Standard Star Rating ranging from 1 Star for a club that is still Discovering Inclusion through to 5 Stars for a club considered to be a Leader in Inclusion, these clubs will be achieving highly across all areas. Clubs can use their results to promote their club in the community and attract more members with disability.
The Inclusive Club Standard is embedded in the GO Club PB program so clubs can also earn GO Club PB points by completing the Inclusive Club Standard. In addition 10 participating clubs will be randomly selected to receive a cash grant of $500!
GO Club Inclusion Checklist (2009-2011)
Between 2009-2011 swimming clubs had the opportunity to complete the GO Club Inclusion Checklist as part of the GO Club PB program. Over this time 360 clubs participated. Below is a report of the results gathered over this time and a list of clubs who have completed the checklist. The GO Club Inclusion Checklist is now closed. Following the success of the Inclusion Checklist Swimming Australia has implemented a new initiative the Go Club Inclusive Club Standard, that will encourage clubs to continue to make inclusion part of what they do.
The Club Equipment Grants application period has now closed.
Swimming Australia is offering Club Equipment Grants to support your local swimming community. This initiative is part of Swimming Australia’s ongoing commitment to building the capacity of clubs and improving the quality of equipment that is available for members to access.
Clubs have the opportunity to apply for and item of equipment from the list below. Grants are limited and applications will close 13 May 2013.
Clubs must be affiliated with a state/territory swimming association and have completed the current GO Club PB online workbook.
How to apply
Swimming Australia will allocate the equipment based on the following:
11 February 2013 - Applications open
13 May 2013 - GO Club PB closes
13 May 2013 - Applications close
June 2013 - Judging period/Clubs notified if they were granted equipment or not
July/August 2013 - Equipment delivery
Equipment on offer
Eligible clubs can apply for one of the following items:
Club of the Year Award
The 2013 Club of the Year Award will be awarded to the club with the highest overall points achieved from the 2013 GO Club PB workbook.
Award: The winning club and two finalist clubs receive travel and tickets for two to attend the Swimmer of the Year Awards in December 2013
In 2012 the award was taken out by Helensvale Swimming Club and Mount Annan Swimming Club who showed excellence in the areas of administration, activities and marketing and promotion. Well done to all those involved in the program.
2012: Helensvale Swimming Club, QLD and Mount Annan Swimming Club, NSW
2011: Caribeae Swimming Club Inc, QLD
2010: Sydney University Swim Club, NSW
2009: Sydney University Swim Club, NSW
2008: Monash University Swim Club, VIC
2007: Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club, VIC
A big thank you also to all clubs who submitted their GO Club PB workbook throughout the year.
All clubs who submit their GO Club PB Workbook, prior to 2 April 2012, are automatically entered into this award for 2012. No need to apply.
Swimming Australia has two applicable policies; Member Welfare Policy (MWP) and Child Welfare Policy (CWP).
The Member and Child Welfare Policies are an essential part of Swimming Australia’s proactive and preventative approach to tackling inappropriate behaviour. We are committed to ensuring that everyone associated with Swimming Australia complies with the Member and Child Welfare Policies and ask all members and stakeholders to assist us in promoting these policies wherever possible.
It is the responsibility of everyone involved in swimming, to be aware of these new policies, as they are applicable to all Swimming Australia stakeholders, directors, employees, contractors, volunteers and members, whether they are in a paid, unpaid or voluntary capacity.
The Member and Child Welfare Policies and Behavioural Guidelines, assist in ensuring that every person involved in the sport of swimming, is treated with respect and dignity, is safe and protected from abuse.
The documents mentioned above can be found at Policies and Procedures.
As a sport, we are proud to lead the way in ensuring a safe and harassment-free sport for all members and are providing a free online course to assist in educating all swimming personnel.
The purpose of this course and the new Member Welfare Policy is to define acceptable behaviour and what we can all do if unacceptable behaviour does occur.
To sign up for the free online Member and Child Welfare Course click here
The aim of the GO Club Administration Program is to further educate swimming clubs and club personnel to improve performance and management structures, providing a better environment for all Swimming Australia members, athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and parents.
The GO Club modules and presenter slides have been developed in conjunction with ASCTA and the state swimming associations, for the delivery of key educational material and services to swimming clubs.
In addition to the theory component of the courses, participants will be provided with action tools and examples, to assist their clubs in utilising the information received at the education forums.
Please contact your state swimming association for more details.
This web site is provided by JLT Sport to deliver insurance information to all members of Swimming Australia and State Swimming Associations and ensure availability of information regarding the National Insurance Program.
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Swimming Australia is pleased to promote the Club Development Resource Library as a way for your club to improve its overall day to day operations. At the same time, your club can gain insight into how to earn extra points in this year’s GO Club PB workbook.
The Club Development Resource Library is a free web-based program that supports the development and management capacity of sporting clubs.
The library aims to assist clubs across Australia, in identifying ways in which each club may develop, in order to provide the best possible service to its members. The library is based on the principle of promoting continuous improvement.
To access the Club Development Resource Library visit www.ausport.gov.au
Safe Work Australia has launched a new Volunteer Assistance Package developed in partnership with Volunteering Australia.
The package includes a Volunteer Assistance Line, email and webpage designed to provide guidence and support to volunteers and volunteer organisations who may be affected by the new work health and safety (WHS) laws.
You can contact the Volunteer Assistance Line on (02) 6240 4990 to talk to an expert for advice on how the new laws affect volunteers and their activities.
The Volunteer Assistance Package includes fact sheets, frequently asked questions and useful contacts and is available at www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au.
Please note that this is not a Swimming Australia Ltd. program but it is a great resource to assist volunteers if required.
Swimming Australia has several national initiatives to reward club swimmers. The Participation Ribbons and Swim Star Caps initiatives target the swimmers who may not be the quickest in the pool but are a valued member of your club.
Click here for a full list of all official Club Abbreviations to be used by meet organisers in Meet Manager
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