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EDMONTON PHOENIX SWIMMING CLUB
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Phoenix Swimming Club is a teaching club which aims to provide high quality
swimming lessons for children aged 4+ and to provide a pathway for swimmers of
a suitable age and ability to progress into the competitive world of swimming
with Enfield Swim Squad.
Club is run by a committee made up of mainly volunteers. All decisions about
the club are made and approved by the committee.
majority of our teachers are either swimmers who are at present members of
Enfield Swim Squad or are retired competitive swimmers. This means their knowledge of swimming is
extensive and they know exactly what it feels like to be a swimmer. All of our teachers have the minimum
qualification of the ASA Level 1 standard or are working towards gaining this
standard. We also have a number of ASA
Level 2 teachers and we have young unqualified assistants who are gaining
experience to become swimming teachers. All members of staff who have contact
with children have undergone the necessary criminal records bureau checks that
are required by the ASA.
ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) is the English national governing body for
swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming and synchronised
swimming. It organises competitions
establishes the laws of the sport and operates comprehensive certification and
education programmes for teachers, coaches and officials as well as its
renowned Learn to Swim Awards scheme.
The ASA supports 1,600 affiliated swimming clubs through a
National/Regional/County structure. The
ASA aims to ensure everybody has an opportunity to learn to swim.
Phoenix Swimming Club follows the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS)
scheme which has been developed by the ASA to provide a template for learn to
swim schemes. The NPTS is a
comprehensive, integrated, progressive teaching programme based upon sound
technical and educational principles and provides a standard reference for
those responsible for planning swimming programmes. Part of the NPTS is to identify specific
criteria that the swimmers must achieve before they progress to the next
class. (A copy of our Club’s criterion is attached) No swimmer may
progress to the next level until all the criteria are fulfilled. This will ensure that all swimmers will
achieve the correct skills before progressing to the next level.
a swimmer has completed the teaching programme they will be offered a
choice. If a swimmer is aged between
8-12 years they will be offered a place in the ESS Early Competitive Squad. If
they are aged 13 or above or feel that they would not like to swim
competitively, they can join Edmonton Phoenix’s non-competitive Club Squad
where we offer a choice of 4 sessions during the week where you will be given
the opportunity to complete swimming awards such as the ASA challenge awards
Bronze, Silver, Gold and Honours, maybe learn some survival or lifesaving skills
and to take part in general fitness swimming.
Edmonton Phoenix Swimming Club aims to be recognised in London as a progressive club aiming to achieve individual and team excellence in swimming and sporting fairness within a competitive and supportive environment. To reach this aim we will ensure all athletes have personal goals within a structured programme, led by qualified teachers and coaches.
We are dedicated to a teaching program which is within the guidelines of the National Teaching Plan in order to develop swimmers and non-swimmers from any age to improve general fitness, good health, sociability and competitiveness.
We will strive to provide the best environment available for our members for teaching, training and competition by establishing and maintaining links and partnerships with other clubs, all facility providers and local authorities.
The Club is committed to treat everyone equally within the context of their activity, regardless of, sex, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation or political persuasion.
The club will ensure that equity in the club rules is incorporated in all aspects of its activities and also recognised and adopts the Sport England Definition of Sports Equity:
Sports Equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.
The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of discrimination, intimidation, harassment and abuse.
All club members have a responsibility to challenge discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.
The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour, according to the club disciplinary procedures.
Edmonton Phoenix Swimming Club is affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association. and as such is bound by its regulations, code of conduct and ethics.