4, 10, 11, 24 and 25 February 2018
Space is at a premium at all venues. To make the most of the available space and to give swimmers as much comfort as possible on poolside, the number and size of bags able to be brought onto poolside is limited.
1. All large kit bags and loose kit is banned from the poolside during competition.
2. Only one bag per swimmer will be allowed on poolside and this will be restricted to a small “string pull” bag that can hold essential medicines, refreshments and some personal items. Coaches will be allowed a kit bag.
3. Swimmers are not allowed to bring chairs onto poolside. Coaches and team managers may bring a folding chair for their personal use. One chair only per team.
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Safeguarding of children is important. There have been a number of incidences in recent years where unidentified people have walked onto poolside and assumed a position of authority with teams. To ensure that everyone on poolside is authorised to be there we are regulating poolside accreditation.
All club representatives supervising athletes shall abide by the Swim England Wavepower policies and guidelines at all times and shall have completed appropriate training in accordance with these policies and guidelines.
Clubs must ensure all coaches and team managers follow this policy and wear their passes at all time - there can be no exceptions.
11. Poolside accreditation
11.1 Clubs shall ensure that all their athletes are appropriately supervised from the time they arrive at the venue until the time they leave the venue.
11.2 All club representatives supervising athletes shall abide by the Swim England Wavepower policies and guidelines at all times and shall have completed appropriate training in accordance with these policies and guidelines.
11.2.1 The ratio of athletes to supervision shall be in accordance with Swim England guidelines.
11.2.2 There shall be no limit to the number of poolside accreditations each club may purchase.
11.3 All club representatives supervising athletes shall clearly display poolside accreditation at all times throughout the competition.
11.3.1 It is incumbent on clubs to ensure that only club members who have received appropriate training shall be issued with poolside accreditation and entrusted to supervise athletes.
11.4 Club representatives shall not be allowed onto the pool deck without poolside accreditation. In special circumstances an exception may be made at the discretion of the Event Manager or their Deputy.
Sussex County ASA are aware of the wide range of mobile phone and other personal hand held devices with a photographic capability, enabling the capture of both static & moving images. Used responsibly, such devices are perfectly safe, but sharing images widely may betray a confidence or even an identity and such information may help those who may want to harm children.
The use of such equipment is difficult to control but we can all be vigilant and if you have concerns in this area please bring them to the attention of the event manager.
We frequently have photographers at our events to provide images for our website and other publication. Sussex County ASA, Swim England and British Swimming work closely with our experts to ensure that in making these images available to enhance the presentation of our sport we are not putting any children at risk in any way. If you have any concerns please refer to ASA Wavepower document, section 2.5, pages 84-85.