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Membership Details

Joining the Club

There is currently a waiting list for joining the club.

Please contact the club to arrange an assessment and complete the Enquiry Form(download)

If you have any questions please use the contact form.

 

2018 Membership

Category 1: £27.00

£15.00 if Brighouse is your second club

£22.00 for volunteers

Category 2:£42.00

£15.00 if Brighouse is your second club

£37.00 for volunteers

Membership year runs from January to December. Category 1 cost is £27 per member and Category 2 (members who will be swimming external galas) is £42. Category 3 is for volunteers, therefore the Club pays the ASA fee. From the membership fees, a proportion is paid to the ASA and the North East ASA office with the remainder for Club funds which is then used towards payment of medals and ribbons for internal galas, additional equipment which may be purchased, training for teachers and observers. etc., etc. Payment of membership by cash or cheque (payable to Brighouse ASC.). Please note that the Club cannot accept payment by debit or credit cards.

PLEASE SHOW MEMBERSHIP CARD OR PROVIDE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER TO CLUB RECEPTION WHEN ATTENDING LESSONS. THANK YOU.

 

LESSON FEES

Prices are £3.20 for 30 minutes and £3.70 for over 30 minutes.

 

CHANGE OF CONTACT DETAILS

Please inform Club Reception if any details change, in particular mobile number for first emergency contact. Thank you.

 

EXTERNAL GALAS

Over the last few weeks, the Club has had some success at external galas, please see noticeboard on poolside for details. Any members wishing to take part in external galas should discuss this with their teacher and the External Gala Co-ordinator, Siobhan Kaye, who is on poolside the majority of club nights.

 

INTERNAL GALAS

 

Swimmers who are members of 2 or more clubs and Brighouse is not their first club can swim for time only, i.e. no medals at Brighouse Internal Galas.

 

 

GDPR

Personal data of swimmers, parents, committee members and volunteers will be managed in line with the Brighouse Swimming Club Privacy Notice, in accordance with General Data Protection Regulations, which is available to view on the Brighouse Swimming Club website and at reception on club nights.

 

SWIMMING TEACHERS

We have a number of swimming teachers with Level 1 Certificate and Level 2 Certificate. Calderdale require one teacher with Level 2 Certificate at each session. The majority of the Club’s swimming teachers hold the Level 2 and we can confirm that there is Level 2 Teacher at all of the Club’s sessions. Swimming lessons available 4 nights from beginners to competitive swimmers (total of 8 hours per week). All Staff must complete a DBS check prior to starting.

 

For this role you would be required to:-

Complete a Club Membership Form

Reading of the Club’s Normal Operating Plan (NOP) and Emergency Action Plan (EAP) together with other policies

A tour/briefing by a Designated Manager at the Pool (no more than one hour)

 

DBS check

Attend a Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop every 3 years (3 hour course)

Shadow one of current teachers to gain some experience on poolside

Attend a Swimming Teachers Course – usually Sundays for a period of 6 weeks (full attendance required)

 

Reception Staff

Club runs on 4 nights and we require someone on Club Reception to take a register, collect session fees and deal with enrolling new members. Sessions on Mondays and Fridays run from 7.30pm to 9pm therefore Club Receptionist required from say around 7pm until 8.15pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Club starts at 6.30pm until 9pm therefore cover required from around 6pm until 8.15pm.

 

For this role you would be required to:-

Complete a Club Membership Form

DBS check

Attend a Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop every 3 years (3 hour course)

 

Chair Poolside Observer

At each swimming session, Calderdale require an independent person to observe the children in the water who would be able to “sound the alarm” in an emergency. We have a rota for this role and try to ensure volunteers observe once a fortnight.

 

For this role you would be required to:-

Complete a Club Membership Form

Reading of the Club’s Normal Operating Plan (NOP) and Emergency Action Plan (EAP) together with other policies

A tour/briefing by a Designated Manager at the Pool (no more than one hour)

DBS check

Attend a Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop every 3 years (3 hour course)

 

We are short of Chair Poolside Observers, in particular the earlier times, i.e. from 6.30pm to 8pm) which is why lifeguards have been introduced on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you wold like to help please inform Club Reception.

Opening Times

 

Monday

Evenings 7.30-9.00

Tuesday

Evenings 6.30-9.00

Thursday

Evenings 6.30-9.00

Friday

Evenings 7.30-9.00

The Committee is a group of volunteers that help with the running of the club under the ASA guide lines. If you have any queries regarding the roles of the committee or would like to contact a member of the committee please use the contact page.

President

Michael lamb

 

Vice President

Steve Price

 

 

 

-Coordinates overall running of the club.

-Leader of meetings.

-Acting as spokesperson for Brighouse swimming club to outside bodies.

-Dealing with complaints in absence or alongside the Welfare officer.

Secretary

Joanne Donovan

-All incoming and outgoing club correspondence

-Arranging meetings and taking minutes.

 

Treasurer

Kay Suddick

 

 

 

 

 

-All the finance issues of the club including collection of all monies related to sessions, gala entry fees and annual membership subscription.

-Renewal of all affiliations and insurance

-Purchase of replacement trophies, medals and rewards as required and engraving of trophies after galas.

Membership Secretary

Joanne Donovan

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Collection and collation of all swimmer records.

-Record details of all annual memberships

-Keep details of medical/allergy/SEN/disability needs and provide to instructors and welfare officer

-Provide copies of membership details to the ASA.

-Issue ASA membership cards where appropriate.

 

Gala Officer (external)

Siobhan Kaye

 

-Entry into galas.

-Organisation of staff for events.

-Lead officer for external galas.

 

Gala Officer (internal)

Lynn Sibley

-Entry into galas.

-Organisation of staff for events.

-Lead officer for internal galas.

Social and Charity Officer

Kay Suddick

-Arranging of social events

-Obtaining information for and coordination of the club newsletter.

Welfare Officer

Jo Haines

 

 

Vice Welfare Officer

Brian Smart

 

 

 

 

 

-Maintenance and administration of all aspect of the ASA/club policies, child protection procedure and policy.

-Maintenance and administration of DBS check forms.

-Raise awareness of good child protection practice with all club officials, members and Parents.

Swim 21 Coordinator

Steve Price

 

 

 

-Liaise with ASA regional development officer, Swim 21 comity and the club on all swim21 aspects

-Keep the club committee up dated on swim21 related courses, seminars, and swim 21 accreditation requirements.

 

Press/Communications Officer

Schools Co-ordinator

Siobhan Kaye

 

 

 

 

-Achieving highest possible profile for the club in the local press.

-Keeping a scrap book of all the clubs achievements and social events.

-Take club photographs (following ASA guidelines on child protection at all times ).

-Promote the club wherever possible

Website Administrator

 

 

-Insure website is updated with news, gala and general information on a regular basis.

-Manage and maintain Social media sites in accordance with the clubs E-safety Policy.

Trophy Co-ordinators

Michael Lamb/Kay Suddick

 

-Club trophies for Brighouse galas including record of holders and safe returns.

-Insuring that trophies won at non Brighouse galas are safely returned.

General Member

Helen Hirst

Mark Knapton

Fran Sykes

Mark Robinson

Rob Haines

-Support the club and the committee in activities and roles as they arise.

 

 

Head Coach

Brian Smart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Support the club and the committee in activities and roles as they arise.

-Develops a teaching and coaching strategy for the club for both competitive and non-competitive swimmers, with reference to the ASA teaching plan. Guides all teaching throughout the club in discussion with other Teachers.

-Plan, deliver and lead coaching sessions and coaching plans appropriate to the ability (and needs) of the swimmers.

-Devise a strategy for the competitive representation of the Club, including identifying appropriate external galas to attend and deal with all aspects of the logistics involved.

History of the Club

The club actually started in about 1882 as "The Brighouse & Rastrick Amateur Swimming Club" and changed the name at the AGM in 1895 to Brighouse Amateur Swimming Club . The club are thought to have used a millpond until the Ramsden's Baths was opened in 1890, this was located on the left side of Bramston Street opposite Hillside Garage, "Bath Place" bears proof to its existence. Water for the pool was obtained from water drained from the hillside above .When a Corporation Tip was built higher up the valley it polluted the water and the Baths had to close in 1903.

The Corporation Baths in Millroyd Street Brighouse were opened in 1913 and the swimming club used the pool there until it closed in 2006 ,due to a problem with the roof.

Even though the Club had no 'home pool' it continued with lessons by using other pools in the surrounding area until the new pool was opened in October 2010 at Bradford Road, Brighouse.

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