FAQ’s

How do we join the club?

The Facebook page for Everton Swimming Association can be used to make an initial enquiry. The Facebook administrator will respond to your request and hand your details over to our New member’s Secretary Bob Hurst. Bob has indicated that he is also contactable directly by mobile – 07798908668 and by email at newmemberesa@hotmail.com. At this point Bob will arrange a suitable date and time for your child/ children to come to one of our venues for a trial.

Membership and Fees

An annual fee is paid to Swim England which is a regulatory body which allows the swimmer to swim for a recognised club. The payment is not to Everton Swimming Association, and it is due at the end of the year. Angela Allford (Membership Secretary) will collect the fees for the Swim England.

Monthly fees are to Everton Swimming Association and need to be paid by Standing Order – details on the back of membership form which you will be required to fill in and handed to Angela Allford. Members can pay on any date in the month. Fees are NOT paid in advance or arrears.

LTS £29

Gp1 £34

Gp2 £34

Gp3 £39.50

Gp4 £39.50

B Squad £50.50

Inter A £53

A Squad £26

Family fee  (2 children) £70

Family fee (3+ children) £85

 

Note – Swim England membership fee should be paid to Angela Allford and details of the registration process.

Contact membershipesa@hotmail.com

Poolside Etiquette

Parents are not allowed on poolside, either during training sessions or galas.

No photography/video is allowed during training sessions or galas.

Children representing Everton Swimming Association should be polite to officials and helpers, they should be mindful of making excessive noise, and remember to keep the poolside clear of swimming bags.

The judge’s decision is final and parents and swimmers cannot challenge decisions made regarding technical disqualifications.

Representing the club at a gala

Swimmers will be advised by the coaches if they are required to represent Everton Swimming Association at a gala

They must turn up at the gala venue before the official warm up time.

Diving from the shallow end will be decided by the gala officials and communicated on the day of the gala.

All Everton swimmers should wear the Everton swim caps during all events and heats.

Equipment should include swimming goggles and appropriate costumes for girls and swimming trunks for boys.

Swimmers should wear Everton Tee bags on poolside over their swimwear

Two towels (one for pool side and one for changing room)

Light snacks and fluids should be taken to the gala.

Moving through the groups

Transition from one group to another will be at the discretion of the coaches.

Decisions to move a swimmer to the next level will be based on attendance and ability, it will also depend on how many times the swimmer can attend training sessions. The demands in training increase as the swimmer progresses, also if there is a space available in the next group.

Coaches keep registers of swimmer’s attendance.

Is transport available to swimming sessions and external gala's?

The parents are responsible for getting swimmers to training sessions and local galas.

Where multiple swimmers represent the club at Regional level such as Arena league, a coach is provided.

COVID FAQ

To see Swim England COVID FAQs click on this link. /www.swimming.org/swimengland/coronavirus-faqs-answered/

The legal requirement to wear a facemask has been removed but the government expects and recommends that people should continue to wear them in crowded and enclosed settings, to protect themselves and others. People who wish to wear a mask should be encouraged and supported to Whilst the Government has removed the requirement to maintain 1 metre + distance from people you do not live with from 19th July, we would encourage all pool users to continue to be careful and to respect other peoples space. The Government has removed the capacity limits, therefore you can return to your pre Covid capacity levels, subject to agreement with your local venue and having carried out an appropriate risk assessment of your specific circumstances. event organisers should continue closely liaising with their respective venue operators, who may have their own rules on venue capacities, and continue checking Government guidelines. We have produced some advice around swimming competitions here. Advice for other disciplines will be published by 23 July. Competitions that have been organised under Step 3 guidance may wish to continue as planned. There may be opportunity to flex the arrangements to fit the new government guidance, but this must be agreed with the venue in advance. Covid symptoms – You should continue to follow the latest NHS guidance on when to self isolate and the duration of that self isolation. NHS guidance Swim teachers can do so now without the requirement of maintaining social distance from participants. It is for the instructor/teacher and venue to determine what they deem the most appropriate location to teach from based on their specific circumstances.