Club Development

Welcome to our Club Development Section where we hope to keep you up to date with any club-focussed news, training or opportunities that we have planned. We will also share with you London Swimming’s plans for Club Development in the region over the next 12 months. 

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Your Feedback Matters

Here are some changes/actions we have implemented following the publication of the Region’s Club and Volunteer Development Plan based on insight gathered from the views of the membership included in the report Think like a Member produced by external consultant Lara Lill Director of Global Active Ltd in September 2017. See the Club & Volunteer Development Presentation HERE

You Said

We Did

Please Improve communication to the members.

Marcoms Strategy created. Appointed a regional lead for all social media platforms. New London Swimming email accounts set up for the regions workforce.

It is difficult to establish who the London Region’s employed workforce are.

Staffing Structure document created with employed and volunteer workforce included and uploaded onto website

Re-instate the Chairs Forum.

Smart Survey sent to all clubs to complete regarding current format, frequency and content of meetings required.

Provide more safeguarding, Time to Listen and Team Manager workshops for London clubs to access.

The region organised and funded the following  workshops 

8 Safeguarding

3 Time to Listen

5 Team Manager

A total of 254 London Region volunteers have now been benefitted from this training.

Find a more personal way of recognising volunteers, officials and coaches and the services they contribute to the region

Individual personal letters of thanks now being sent out from the region regularly. A review of regional awards is also underway.

Re-evaluate the Coaches forum

A full review has been undertaken of the Terms of Reference and three new coaches appointed to the forum in November 2017.

Review the administration tasks currently in place for discipline committees and provide them with additional support.

New templates produced and two new members of staff recruited to support all aquatic disciplines.

Refresh  and maintain induction training for all of the regions workforce

Induction presentation refreshed and placed on front page of all discipline share point platforms. New London Swimming Induction document and Processes implemented.




London Region Staff & Work Areas

Suzanne Philpot Regional Executive Officer  
Regions Operational Plan
Strategic Planning and implementation
Club & Volunteer Development
Key Stakeholder Liaison
 
Kelly Stannard Administration & Members Services Officer
Bursaries
Athlete Funding
County Liaison
General Enquiries
Finance

James Warrener Regional Development Officer
Workforce Development (All Disciplines)
Young Volunteers
Safeguarding
Volunteer Training - Time to Listen/Team Manager 1 and 2
County Sports Partnership Liaison

Damien Bryan Regional Administration Officer P/ Time – (Tues Wed Thurs)
General Administration (All Disciplines)
Swimming and Open Water Regional Pathway Camps
Coaches Forum
Coach Conferences and Workshops
Monthly communication including Club Newsletter and Discipline Calendar

Esther Hill National Club Development Officer (London)
Club Development
Swim Mark
Club Networks
Coaching Courses 

Dean Walker National Club Development Officer (London)
Swim Mark (Water Polo)
Open Water Development Camps

 
Download: Strategic Bulletins

Your Feedback Matters

Here are some changes/actions we have implemented following the publication of the Region’s Club and Volunteer Development Plan based on insight gathered from the views of the membership included in the report “Think like a Member” produced by external consultant Lara Lill Director of Global Active Ltd in September 2017.

You Said

We Did

Please Improve communication to the members.

Marcoms Strategy created. Appointed a regional lead for all social media platforms. New London Swimming email accounts set up for the regions workforce.

It is difficult to establish who the London Region’s employed workforce are.

Staffing Structure document created with employed and volunteer workforce included and uploaded onto website

Re-instate the Chairs Forum.

Smart Survey sent to all clubs to complete regarding current format, frequency and content of meetings required.

Provide more safeguarding, Time to Listen and Team Manager workshops for London clubs to access.

The region organised and funded the following  workshops 

8 Safeguarding

3 Time to Listen

5 Team Manager

A total of 254 London Region volunteers have now been benefitted from this training.

Find a more personal way of recognising volunteers, officials and coaches and the services they contribute to the region

Individual personal letters of thanks now being sent out from the region regularly. A review of regional awards is also underway.

Re-evaluate the Coaches forum

A full review has been undertaken of the Terms of Reference and three new coaches appointed to the forum in November 2017.

Review the administration tasks currently in place for discipline committees and provide them with additional support.

New templates produced and two new members of staff recruited to support all aquatic disciplines.

Refresh  and maintain induction training for all of the regions workforce

Induction presentation refreshed and placed on front page of all discipline share point platforms. New London Swimming Induction document and Processes implemented.