Club

The Club usually has four training sessions each week during term time, but this may be reduced according to diver/coach availability during holiday times.  Training may be cancelled if club members are attending Competitions or training elsewhere on a Club day, although every effort will be made to keep these running if at all possible. The times below are our normal times. Please check TeamApp for changes.

Training Times

Monday: 6.00 - 7.00 in pool

Thursday: 5.30 - 7.00 in pool

Friday:    5.30 - 7.00 in pool

Sunday:  3.20 dry training, 4.00 - 6.00 in pool

Entry into Squads

Entry will be via Club lessons, Bury Council lessons or via a fast-track trial session.  Entry will usually be when divers have completed ASA Diving Award 4 in lessons, or are showing talent and an appropriate attitude and work ethic from trial.  Details of full Club membership will be provided on acceptance into a squad

Divers are put into specific training squads, and allocated specific training times.  Please make sure you know when your allocated time is, and do not turn up to other sessions unless this has been agreed with the coach.  Some of you will have more training time, some less, but everyone will have an appropriate training schedule for their competition level.  If there is any variation in training, this will be notified on TEAMAPP.

Summer Holidays

For 2017, we will be running sessions throughout the summer, but we may use some of our pool time for “come and try” sessions or fast-track trial sessions, so please use TEAMAPP to check whether or not your session is taking place, or if another activity is being run alongside training  It is important that you let us know your availability via TeamApp, so we can make good use of the pool time we have available.

.Communication

As a Club, we use the TeamApp to communicate with divers. Reminders are sent out for each event, and it would be appreciated if all divers could reply to confirm or decline their attendance as the app will be used as the club register.  If the coaches know who is going to turn up for the session, we can plan more effectively.  If we get no replies the coaches may not attend, or if we get too few, some events may be cancelled, so please check messages and reply promptly.  Occasionally there may be changes to regular training; details will be published on TeamApp, so please look at it regularly to avoid wasted journeys or missing out on different training opportunities.

We also e-mail members about important club matters, so please check your inbox regularly and let us know if you change your e-mail address.

Competition

Coaches will give divers target competitions to train for, and will also consider them for entry into other competitions that we are notified of.  We use TeamApp to notify divers of the competitions they may attend, and require a response on TeamApp to confirm attendance or unavailability.   Entry fees must be paid before the closing date.

Volunteers

Janet and Anthony have quite a heavy load looking after all the administration, planning and coaching, and are very grateful to our members who currently help us.  We would welcome anyone else who would like to take on any role within the organisation.  Each role would entail only a little work each month. Current vacancies are:

Fundraising co-ordinator;  Club Secretary;  Press officer;  Volunteer co-ordinator; Event poolside helpers

We will offer assistance to anyone who would like to help us, including access to resources and training where necessary.

We will also support divers who wish to remain in the sport, but not as a serious competitor, in becoming qualified to coach if that is a pathway they wish to travel.