Poolside Supervision Rota

Please arrange your own swaps if you are no longer available

Blank duty rotas will go up on the noticeboard for completing, requests can be sent to Duty Rota Officer.


To comply with BASC, Swim Ulster and Swim Ireland Supervision Policy 

Training sessions

There must be a pool/dry-land supervision rota for coaching and teaching activities. Providing a rota system for a parent to supervise each teaching/coaching session for children reduces the risks to both children and adults and ensures someone is on hand for any emergency that might arise.

  • The parent/supervisor should arrive at a reasonable time before the session starts and must remain with any teaching/coaching staff until all the children are collected. The responsibility lies with the parent to be on time to collect their children in line with the codes of conduct.
  • The parent/supervisor should have a full view and hearing of the pool area. The parent/supervisor should not interfere with the coaching or teaching of the session. If the parent/supervisor has any concerns these should be brought to the Club Children’s Officer or dealt with immediately if a child is in imminent danger.

Duties of the supervisor     

The supervisor must:

  • Take note of children leaving and returning to pool, e.g. a child should return to the pool after visiting the toilet. If extensive time taken in the toilet, parent of same gender should check to see if swimmer is ok.
  • If swimmer is stopped at end of lane, check that they are feeling ok/ what is preventing the child for swimming. Parent/supervisor to make a note in book and inform coach.
  • Take note of any problems that occur – refer child related issues to the Club Children’s Officer/all other issues to Committee, usually the secretary
  • In cases of emergency, help the coach/teacher by being an extra adult to supervise children or to assist with a response to the emergency.

Thank you