Deck Duty Responsibilities
Turn up 15 mins prior to start of session for A and B squad.
5 mins prior to start of session for C squad.
Announce yourself to the coach and sit in a position with a clear view of the pool you are supervising. Do not interfere with coaching of session. If you have concerns relating to swimmers take them to the Child Liason Officer for that squad or deal with immediately if the child is in danger. All other concerns should go to a committee member (see notice board for list).
Observe swimmers at all times. Reading etc. while on duty will distract you from your responsibilities. Take note of children leaving and returning to pool, eg. toilet breaks. If a child is gone longer than you assume is normal, bring this to the attention of the coach who will then ask another swimmer to check on them. Do not enter changing room unless child is in trouble. In case of emergency, help the coach by being an extra adult to supervise children or to assist with a response to the emergency.
Access to pool deck permitted down the back stairs in case of emergency only. Use gate labelled “STAFF ONLY”. Sign accident/incident report book if necessary. Sign off with coach at end of session.
If you cannot make your allotted session it is your responsibility to find a replacement from the list of parents.
1 parent must be on deck duty at all times for the Senior Squad. Sessions may be cancelled if there is not proper supervision.