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What to do if you have a concern for your, or another, child in the club.

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While everything will be done by your club committee, child welfare officer, coaches and teachers to ensure good practice at all times, you may at some point have concerns you need to raise.

If the concern is about your child or young person’s training, your club should have guidance available by which you can discuss with the coach the training your child is receiving.

If this is not the case, we advise you approach the club welfare officer to find out how you can arrange a time suitable for yourself and the coach/teacher to discuss your child’s training and development.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of any discussion with the club coach/teacher you should approach the club welfare officer for advice on what to do next.

Remember, the training offered may be in the interests of the majority of the swimmers but not meet the needs of your child. If this is the case you need to discuss whether a change of squads, lanes or even club may be appropriate to ensure your child’s needs are met.

If after raising your concerns you feel they are not being taken seriously then the ASA Signposting Helpdesk is a helpline available to all ASA members who need guidance on who to approach for help and advice if they have a concern.

The helpdesk can be contacted on 0161 953 2872 or by emailing signposting@swimming.org. For more on formal complaint procedures click here.

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Go Swimming has everything you need to know about swimming. If you are a parent, a non swimmer or just want to improve your technique this is the section for you.

In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

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