Support Our Club

Poolside Officials

We are always looking for more officials to help at our various galas, matches and competitions.

All competitive swimming clubs are asked to provide ASA Licensed officials for galas and competitions, usually on a ratio of 1 qualified official for every 8-10 swimmers competing.

The events cannot run if they are ASA licensed without a large team of officials of different grades. To give you an idea on the size of the officials team needed for swimming events in a 6 lane pool like Leisure@, it would require 3+ Referee’s, 1 or 2 J2S’s, 2 to 3 J2’s, plus 10 to 12 J1 qualified officials to run a Level 3 Open Meet. A pool such as the Lido or Hengrove, with 10 lanes, will require 40+ qualified officials to deliver a Level 3, Level 2 or Level 1 Gala. Contact John Bell if you’d like to help the club by becoming a swim official.

The club has a history of supporting officials, some of who have gone on to officiate at the top level, including the Olympic Games. There is a training budget to help volunteers gain their qualifications. If you are interested in become an official, whether as a table official for water polo, a gala referee, or time keeper, synchro judge or any other position, please contact the relevant section secretary through our Who’s Who page.

Volunteers

CSWPC is totally reliant on volunteer help to run training sessions, enter competitions, raise funds, seek sponsors and run all the admin work which goes on in the background. The more volunteers, the more successful and efficient the club will be. The club is undergoing continual development and growth in all sections as our success as a competitive club continues. We are always looking for volunteer coaches, poolside helpers and team managers to support our swimmers by the pool during training and at competitions.

If you’re not keen on going poolside, there are plenty of roles to enjoy, from team managers to raffle ticket sales, and ranging from one off events to more long term regular commitment. We can always do with extra help running raffles, selling club kit, representing your child’s squad or team on a committee, organizing teams, booking transport for competitions, keeping our website up to date, marketing, accounting and sponsorship. There’s a job for everyone and we do need everyone to make the club a success.  Please get involved, contact any of the technical committee secretaries through our Who’s Who page.

Coaches

As a multi discipline club that offers training sessions for beginners through to elite performance, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved as a poolside helper and space to progress through to teaching and coaching. As an amateur club,  all of our full time officials and coaches are volunteers and are therefore unpaid, but full training and support is always available.
See our current list of Coaches: Swim, Synchro, Water Polo.

Fundraising

Fundraising is important to the club and as such we hold several club wide fundraising events throughout the year including prize draw raffles, BBQ and a Summer Ball. We really need volunteers to help with the organizing of these events, as well as helping out at the event too. If you can help with sponsorship or fundraising for events, please contact any of our Fundraising team through our Who’s Who page for more information.