Q: I'm interested in joining your Swimming Club - what do I do next ?
A: Simple - We hold regular 'Trials Nights' which are the perfect opportunity to come and get a flavour of our club - whilst allowing us to assess your swimming capabilities. If you're interested in attending a trials night - just send our Head Coach - Claire Muller - an email (via our 'Contact Us' section) - and we'll be in touch real soon.
Q: I'm looking for my son/daughter to learn to swim. Can you help ?
A: Certainly - just check our our 'Learn to Swim' section for more information on the programme that we run. If you're interested - please send our 'Learn to Swim' coach an email (via our 'Contact Us' section) - and we'll be in touch.
Q: How much are your membership fees ?
A: Membership fees vary according to the squad that you swim in, within our club. More information is available under our 'Membership Details' section.
Q: Where do you train ?
A: We utilise the extensive swimming facilities at Maidstone Leisure Centre mainly - but also train at Rochester Maths and Sutton Valence Schools. Details and directions to training locations and schedules are available under our 'Training Schedule' section.
Q: What child protection or safeguarding policies do you have in place ?
A: Maidstone Swimming Club adheres to, and follows guidelines laid down in 'Wavepower 2009/11' - the ASA's Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures manual. Further information is available here
Q: What is the Criminal Records Bureau ?
A: The CRB is a government initiative 'the Amateur Swimming Association' (ASA) uses; its purpose is to help organisations make more informed recruitment decisions. The CRB Perform checks on volunteers and employees who are working in contact with children or vulnerable adults. The CRB provides a regulated ‘one stop’ service for England and Wales offering access to records held by the police together with those held by the Department of Health and the Department of Education. The Disclosure Services enables organisations to make more thorough recruitment checks for positions that involve regular contact with children and vulnerable adults. Completion of the disclosure application form is integral to safeguarding and protects children and coaches, teachers, helpers and any other volunteer or employee who has contact or may have contact with children and vulnerable adults
Q: What is a time trial ?
A: We've created a in-depth information sheet for parents and swimmers looking for information about our Club's regular Time Trials. You can view the document here.
Q: What is your policy on use of photographs on your website ?
A: We utilise library images for the majority of all of the graphics that you see on our website. We do encourage swimmers and parents to contribute suitable photos for consideration for publishing on our site. However, any submitted photos will only be published after we receive approval and authority from a legal guardian or parent (in the case of minors) or authority from the adult themself (if pictured). We adhere to ASA / Child Protection guidelines in all aspects of our club including publishing of any photos of our members. Library images have been sourced from FreeDigitalPhotos.net unless otherwise credited - and have been published in line with their terms and conditions.
Q: Where can I read about old or non-recent news stories / gala results ?
A: We archive stories and gala results in order to maintain a clear and simple to navigate web presence. You can view all our Archived articles in our Archives section. In general - all archived attachments are stored in Zip format (to reduce file sizes). If your computer doesn't already have suitable Zip extraction software installed - we recommend the following free download
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