Bridge of Don ASC is run mainly by volunteers. We do not rely significantly on professional staff. As a result we are able to charge very reasonable fees. Parental support is essential to the running and well being of the club.
There are numerous ways in which parents can become involved. We would hope that most parents would volunteer to do one or more of the following:
1. Poolside help.
We aim to have at least one helper per session on the poolside: - helping with timing, filling juice bottles, administration and being an extra pair of eyes. This allows the coach to concentrate on coaching the swimmers.
If you feel you would like a challenge or used to enjoy swimming yourself, take the training courses and learn how to teach stroke mechanics and the correct technique. You will find it very rewarding. Bridge of Don ASC will pay all fees associated with training courses.
3. Become a technical official
In order to qualify for SASA accreditation, a swimming competition in a 6-lane pool needs a minimum of 34 officials. The majority of these are timekeepers and judges. You can become a timekeeper by sitting a 2-hour course. The club has to provide technical officials at any competition. Timekeepers are also required for COAST Mini Meets, club time trials, Beta League matches etc. When your child reaches JC1 It is expected that one of the parents sit the Timekeepers course (contact the clubs STO)
4. Help out on the committee
Contact any member of the committee and offer your services. We need people who are prepared to help at all levels.
Like any club, we rely on word of mouth to attract talented youngsters. Since there is a regular flow of swimmers out of Bridge of Don into the COAST squads, we continually need to recruit keen young swimmers. Anyone interested in joining Bridge of Don ASC should be invited to contact any of the squad coaches, phoning the club secretary or via the web site.