Minutes for Committee Meeting – 31st January 2023

In Attendance

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

Absence Excused

Abi Stone – Wednesday Rep
Becky Toal - Communications
Julie Parker – Co-Chair

Chairing Meeting

Pete Jennings

Normal Business

  1. Chair's Remarks

No specific comments to note.

  1. Treasurer

The bank balance approximately £10,700. We’re about £11k down for the year currently.

Moss Side pool hire costs are increasing – we suspect that GLL may be increasing costs generally.

  1. Membership

Tuesday numbers have been down slightly since the new year but everything else remains fairly steady.

  1. Coaching

January coaching has been different to usual routine but all sessions have remained coached. Swimmers have given feedback which Edwin will accommodate wherever possible. The club will promote Blackpool Masters and IGLA which is taking place in London this year. Phil is about to complete his assistant coaching course.

  1. Welfare

No specific comments to note.

Other Business

  1. Swim Mark

The committee will be undertaking admin work to retain the Swim Mark accreditation.

  1. IGLA

Covered in coaching above. The club will promote attendance at IGLA.

  1. Swim England Fees (clarification of when club pays)

The club pays Swim England fees in the first year of swimming, after a new member has attended three sessions. Members are responsible for payment of their own fees at the next renewal period (each January currently). Concession members will remain to be supported by the club. Clarification will be available for members to fully understand this policy.

  1. Club emails / communications

Consideration is being given to timings and method of distribution for the club newsletter. This is in response to feedback that several members have not received updates.

  1. 25th Anniversary update

The committee is attempting to secure pool space to run a Northern Wave Gala followed by an event in Manchester.

Additional plans are in place for the summer pool party.

  1. AGM Positions

Various positions are up for election this year, although there was insufficient time to discuss fully. This will be carried over to the next meeting.

  1. AOB

Nothing raised.