Julie Parker – Chair
Pete Jennings – Vice-Chair
Edwin Lace - Head Coach
Donald Vaughan - Treasurer
Honzik Slovak – Tuesday Rep
Jess Nichols – Welfare Rep
Marie Coquet – Saturday Rep
Abi Stone – Wednesday Rep
Becky Toal – Communications
Phil Joy - Secretary
Bank balance is down year-to-date but the club had committed to some expenditure in respect of the 25th Anniversary events.
MAC prices are due to increase in April 2024, which could mean that our session there is no longer financially viable. The committee will be reviewing this issue in the coming months.
Attendance has plateaued recently, but is still consistent. The Wednesday session has grown recently and this is pleasing to see.
The club remains committed to the Monday session trial, although at present it has had relatively low attendance and is not projected to break even at current rate.
Coaching is generally going well, and Tom has been running some popular fly sessions.
There have been a few teething issues at Abraham moss (lane ropes, music, clock etc) but it is getting much better and those sessions are going well.
Andrew Pearce and Alastair Dawson have come forward to share the Social Rep role. This was supported unanimously by the committee.
Events will be scheduled very soon.
Swim England Constitution
The club is due to submit an updated constitution to Swim England and this will be prepared by the committee shortly.
Web Statistics from WordPress
Donald shared details of the new reporting tool for Northern Wave website hits and search engine referrals. The data shared was for October 2023 and gave an idea of what we have available to us.
It was generally seen as useful to know that we have the data and now that we all know perhaps we think about its uses. It certainly is capable of detecting whether any specific actions we take on social media are driving additional interest in our website.
Major Swim/Multi Sport Event (Proposer – Eric)
There is suggestion that the club could consider hosting an international swimming event, possibly to include water polo, and the committee will be exploring this further in the coming months.
Next Meeting Date
Next meeting moves to Tuesday 28th November at Moss Side Leisure Centre.
The committee agreed to actively support the trans community with appropriate social media postings.
Northern Wave Official WhatsApp
Only two people have asked to join so the group is to be disbanded.