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Club Volunteer Roles

Clubs are always on the look-out for extra help to help manage and support the day to day running of the club.

There are many different volunteering opportunities and roles to suit your skills and experience. Whether you can spare an hour a week or an hour a day, your time will really make a difference.

Below is a organogram of all Swim England club volunteer roles, please click into each role to see what it involves.

Poolside roles such as coach or teaching are not included here, for more information about these roles visit the Institute of Swimming.

Expand iconKey Governance Roles

Club Chairperson

The club chairperson is the principal officer for the club and is elected by the club members.

Club Treasurer

The Treasurer of the club is responsible for producing and managing the club’s accounts and finances and will oversee all income and expenditure for the club.

Club Welfare Officer

This role is essential in providing a first point of contact for children, parents and adults within the club who have a child safeguarding or welfare concern.

Club Secretary

The Club Secretary is key to the smooth running of the club. They provide a main point of contact for administration, information and communication.

Club Membership Secretary

The Club Membership Secretary is the key link between the Club and the Swim England membership team. They look after the day to day registration of all club members with Swim England.

Club Volunteer Coordinator

A Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all volunteers within a club, and most importantly, ensuring they have a meaningful and positive experience.

Expand iconTeam Roles

Club Captain

The club captain provides a central point of contact, and is the vital link, for athletes within the club.

Poolside Helper

A poolside helper supports the delivery of club sessions under the supervision of a qualified teacher or coach.


A chaperone’s role is primarily at ‘away’ competitions. They take on the role of a responsible parent for designated swimmers under 18yrs of age.

Team Manager

The Team Manager ensures team cohesion at aquatic events and competitions.  This may include the organisation of the logistics where the competition is at a different venue.

Expand iconAdditional Governance Roles

Vice Chairperson

The Vice Chairperson works closely with club chair supporting them to undertake the leadership and governance responsibilities of the club. Generally speaking, the Vice Chairperson will look to step into the role of Club Chairperson when the chairperson is unavailable.

Fundraising Officer

The Fundraising Officer provides a central point of contact for fundraising queries and takes the lead on developing opportunities for accessing grants and funding.

SwimMark Coordinator

The SwimMark Coordinator is the key point of contact for SwimMark, Swim England’s recognised kite-mark for the development of effective, ethical and sustainable clubs.

Club President

To act as a figurehead both within and outside of the club. The club president is an honorary role supporting the work of the Club and presenting a public face of the club at all times.

Fixtures / competitions Secretary

The Club Fixtures/Competitions Secretary is responsible for the development and management the clubs competitions calendar.

Marketing and Press Officer

The Marketing and Press Officer leads and promotes club activities, ideally to increase membership, increase income and/or raise the profile of the club within the community.

Parent Liaison Officer

The Parent Liaison Officer is the key link between the club and the parents. They promote clear and effective club communication channels and ensure parents feel supported and have someone to go to should they have any questions or concerns.


For more information on any of these club volunteer roles, then please get in touch with us at [email protected]