Minutes for Committee Meeting – 12th April 2022

In Attendance

Pete Jennings – Co-Chair
Julie Parker – Co-Chair
Donald Vaughan - Treasurer
Phil Joy – Secretary
Edwin Lace – Coach
Jess Nichols – Welfare Rep
Honzik Slovak – Tuesday Rep

Mike Clifford – Club Member

Absence Excused

Becky Toal – Communications
Abi Stone – Wednesday Rep

Chairing Meeting

Julie Parker

Normal Business

  1. Chair's Remarks

Previous minutes approved. No further remarks

  1. Treasurer

Bank balance remains stable. Club will soon be processing refunds for the pre-pandemic Yorkshire trip.

  1. Membership

All sessions remain stable. Tuesday and Saturday are the busiest sessions. Wednesday attendance is good. More swimmers need to pay by standing order if possible. Capacity at each session will be 36.

  1. Welfare

No matters.

  1. Coaching

A session was missed when Edwin was unwell – the club is working on obtaining more coaches – see below.

Other Business

  1. Coaching/Teaching development

The club has received offers of assistance from a Level 1 Coach and a Level 2 Coach. The club is further considering offering financial support to assist with coaching training to members.

  1. Coaching/Teaching requirements

The club is aware of the latest Swim England coaching requirements and is working towards ensuring this is fully complied with.

  1. Competitions

Competition attendance is good however it could be improved. The club is working towards making competitions more accessible.

  1. Swim Camp

There isn’t enough time to run a full swim camp in 2022 however a smaller event is being considered, subject to pool availability.

  1. GLL price increases

GLL are increasing prices by 5%.

  1. Pride on the Range – 6th to 8th May 2022

The club is looking to attend Pride on the Range. Further details will follow.

  1. Manchester Pride – August 2022

The club will not be attending Manchester Pride 2022 due to time constraints.

  1. Socials

Social diary is to be reviewed to ensure annual events are included.

  1. Pool Party

It was noted that the pool party is shorter by one hour this year and so the bake off will be moved to the picnic.

  1. Pride Picnic

Will run the same format as last year – will be the Sunday of Manchester pride and will include the bake off.

  1. AOB

Social Lane

The social lane will be maintained by the club. Attendance by social swimmers is variable. If the lane exceeds 6 swimmers then the most competent/willing will be encouraged to move to a teaching or a coached lane.