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Lancaster City ASWPC gives young members a voice

Nine young club members at Lancaster City ASWPC have been given the opportunity to become part of the club’s very own Youth Forum.

The group is part of the ASA’s growing network of young people in Aquatic Sport. Each Youth Forum member brings fresh new perspectives and ideas to the group with an overriding aim of making their club the best possible place for its members.

The Youth Forum has the full support of the club committee and coaches who work with the Forum on different projects to turn their ideas into reality.  

I want to get that feeling of success to know I have improved the club in some way, shape or form.

We asked the Lancaster City Youth Forum members to tell us why they wanted to be involved:

I got involved because I wanted to see change and improvement in the club which I am dedicated to. I want to get that feeling of success to know I have improved the club in some way, shape or form.”

Harry Sykes 16.

Amy and Olivia (both 12 years old) joined the Youth Forum because they wanted to help make the club an even better place. They both enjoy being members but want greater involvement in the club’s development.  

Georgia, aged 14, not only wanted to be involved in the club’s development, she wanted to be able to showcase the club’s success. All members not only want to be a representative of their club, but of their discipline.  

“I would encourage other clubs to have a Youth Forum as I think it shows that the members of the club are interested in what goes on. It gives everyone a chance to put their ideas across and get to know more people. It helps make improvements in the club that all members will agree with, as we represent the boys and girls across all ages.”

Hollie Tuer, 15.

If you would like more information on how to start a Youth Forum, please contact volunteering@swimming.org or take a look at the Young Person’s Good Club Guide.

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