Host Organisation: Alsager Swans

To assist our swimmers,aged 4 to 80 to gain confidence in the water,support physical and/or learning needs and people who require water therapy following an operation.

Opportunity Interests: Children and Young People, Families, Health and Wellbeing services, Older People (60+), People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Social Activities, Sport and Leisure
Type of Activity: Coaching / Mentoring
Location: Alsager
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Sunday EVE

We are a swim and social club,now in our 40th year! Our members are aged from 4 to 80,whilst our Volunteers are currently aged 14 to 70. You will be supporting our swimmers on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis ,following the Halliwick Swim scheme in which you will be given full training.
We meet every Sunday evening at Alsager Leisure Centre from 6 to 7 pm.Our swimmers may have additional learning and/or physical needs or are benefitting from water therapy following an operation.
We are a happy club, where members enjoy meeting together to swim,chat and laugh -none of which is possible without our invaluable Volunteers providing swimming support.
We are following Covid-19 guidelines to ensure safety for all volunteers and swimmers.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Volunteers should be competent swimmers.You will enjoy a social environment and value every individual for whom they are.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: No
If yes, for what and at what rate?:
What support is available for the volunteer?:

Observing club sessions initially followed by shadowing a trained Instructor in the pool working alongside one of our club members.Regular training sessions working towards a national accreditation .Socials for relaxing and discussing progress.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Weekly support,initially shadowing a trained Instructor and monthly group training session for Instructors immediately following the Club session.Training follows the national Halliwick scheme.