Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club - About Us


Executive

President: Vacant (formerly Neil Joines 0418 405751)

Vice President (Competition):Vacant (formerly Grant McPherson 0411 268228) 

Vice President (Social): Chris Day 0414461483 

Secretary: Steve Amies 0407465904

Treasurer: Alan Bentley 0416234674

Head Club Coach: Jackie Barck 0411446018 

Race Secretary: Simone Brissett tbc

Publicity Officer: Julie Fletcher 0416757663                    

 

Committee

Club Coach: Karen Bentley 0416234657

Club Coach 2: Vacant

Registrar:  Dave Hanrahan 0437271308

Club Night Race Secretary: Vacant 

Property Offficer:  David McAuley 0432591241

Club Night and Swim Meet Convener: Vacant

Social Secretary: Chris Day 0414461483 

Assistant Secretary: Yvette Amies  0414 737 598

Assistant Treasurer: Vacant 

Assistant Race Secretary: Vacant

Fund Raising Co-Ordinator: Vacant

Assistant Club Night Organiser: Dave Hanrahan 0437271308

Program Committee: Alan Bentley 0416234674 & Jackie Barck 0411446018

 

Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club Inc CONSTITUTION
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Dear NACSC Members,

 

The NACSC AGM was held last night, during which positions on the Executive and Committee were nominated for and filled, however we have a number of important positions which remain unfilled. We would like to sincerely thank Neil Joines, Grant McPherson, Jodie Wilson, Yvette Amies, Trevor Stephens, Monique Joines for their efforts in serving on the Executive and Committee the past year (or years in many cases), especially as some of these people no longer had children swimming with the club. It takes many hands to be able to continue run the club and all of it’s activities, including Club Night, so we must now ask that other NACSC members please consider offering your services by stepping into the vacant roles for the benefit of our swimmers and to ensure the future of our club. 

 

We need the following Executive and Committee members:

 

Executive

President: Vacant (formerly Neil Joines 0418 405751)

Vice President (Competition):Vacant (formerly Grant McPherson 0411 268228)

 

Committee

Club Coach 2: Vacant

Club Night and Swim Meet Convener: Vacant

Assistant Treasurer: Vacant 

Assistant Race Secretary: Vacant

Fund Raising Co-Ordinator: Vacant

 

If you are unsure of what the position may involve, please feel free to discuss with the former position holder, whose contact numbers remain on the club website. As a committee, we meet the last Wednesday of each month at 6.45pm at NAC.

 

The next meeting will be held on Wed 9th May (postponed due to school holidays), at which time we would like to vote in all remaining positions. Can you please email the Secretary, Steve Amies, at nacsci@gmail.com if you are willing to fill any of the Vacant positions and will be attending the next meeting on May 9th.

 

We also have a Parent Information Night coming up soon, but has been postponed, date tbc, as the pressing issue is to fill all Executive and Committee positions first, as the Parent Information Night is a chance to introduce our new Executive and Committee to club members.

 

Many thanks, and we look forward to some new faces joining our Committee!

 

Thanks,

 

 

NACSC Executive and Committee 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS - PDFS

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Job Description - Club Night Secretary.
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POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

Position: President

 

Primary Objective:

The President is primarily responsible for ensuring the club sets and meets its goals and objectives, is administered per the Club Constitution and Bi-Laws and completes all legal and compliance obligations.

Responsibilities:

The general responsibilities of the President are wide and varied and may include, but certainly not limited to the following responsibilities: -

·        Chair General Meetings and maintain effective meeting in line with organisation strategy

·        Represent the club at formal meetings & public functions when required

·        Represent the Club during swim club meets when required

Governance:

ØKey governance responsibilities include ensuring the club:

ØEnsures the club has clearly defined goals and objectives and documented strategies and implementation plans on how they will be achieved

ØMaintain financial controls to protect the cash and assets of the club, this includes volunteers handling the cash

ØEnsure compliance to Swimming Australia’s objectives and strategies

ØEnsure the health and safety of all club participants

ØEnsure all complaints and disputes are immediately investigated and responded to according to club policies and procedures

ØAll club activities are documented in operations manuals, policies and procedures

Meetings, communication and key relationships:

Running meetings and communicating to stakeholders are core responsibilities of a club President including:

ØChair all committee meetings

ØChair the annual general meeting

ØAct as a spokesperson for the club and represent it locally and regionally as required

ØRegularly liaise with sub committees to ensure they receive assistance and support as and when they need it

ØEnsure that all sub-committees are regularly reporting to the committee.

Requirements

The President is expected to:

·        Act in the best interest of the members at all times

·        Attend all Committee meetings

·        Undertake the role in good faith and honesty

 

If at any stage the President becomes aware of a personal conflict of interest, real or perceived between themselves and the club, they should immediately notify the Club Secretary of the conflict who will immediately inform all other committee members.

Essential Skills and Requirements:

ØHold or willing to apply for a current volunteer’s “working with children” check

ØIs well informed of all other tasks — handle bookings and entries, respond to general duties as directed by the club

ØCan oversee organizational activities

ØHas a good working knowledge of the rules of the club and the duties of all office holders and subcommittees?

ØIs a supportive leader for all member’s?

ØAble to chair committee or executive meetings.

ØA good understanding of the sporting and competition requirements at local, regional and higher levels.

ØUnbiased and impartial on all issues.

 

 

The estimated time commitment required as the President is 3-4 hours per week during swim seasons. And 2 – 4 hours per month between seasons.

 

Vice President - Competition:

 

Primary Objective:

The primary role of the Vice President – Competition is to organise the major competitions run by NACSC including the annual SOPAC qualifying and open water events as well as Club Championship meetings.

The Vice President role also acts as support to the President in general club duties and acts in the President role during period of absence.

 

This involves liaising with third parties including Metro South West swimming to obtain meet approval, SOPAC and Penrith Regatta Centre to obtain the venue. Further you will be required to gain support from non-swimming club members (parents etc) to fill various roles required to make each competition event run smoothly.

Other roles include the general support of all other requirements of running the club and supporting the Club President to run the monthly committee meetings.  

Responsibilities:

The general responsibilities of the Vice President are wide and varied and may include, but certainly not limited to the following responsibilities: -

·        Organise the running of the annual SOPAC qualifying meeting, usual held in Quarter 3 each year. This involve organising approval through governing bodies, venue procurement and support from club members to run the event.

·        Organise the running of the annual Open Water meet held at the Penrith Regatta Centre usually in quarter 4 each year. This involves organising support from club members to run the event and coordination of the support on the day.

·        Support the Race Secretary with the running of Club Championship meetings throughout the year.

·        Represent the club at formal meetings & public functions when required.

·        Represent the Club during swim club meets when required.

·        Any other duty that helps support the running of the club.

Governance:

·        Support the President and Club Committee with general governance requirements as needed.

 

Meetings, communication, and key relationships:

·        Support the Club President and act as their delegate in times of absence to:

·        Chair committee meetings

·        Chair the annual general meeting

·        Act as a spokesperson for the club and represent it locally and regionally as required

·        Regularly liaise with sub committees to ensure they receive assistance and support as and when they need it

·        Ensure that all sub-committees are regularly reporting to the committee.

 

Requirements

The Vice President, Competition, is expected to:

·        Act in the best interest of the members always

·        Attend committee meetings

·        Undertake the role in good faith and honesty

 

If at any stage the Vice President, Competition, becomes aware of a personal conflict of interest, real or perceived between themselves and the club, they should immediately notify the Club Secretary of the conflict who will immediately inform all other committee members.

Essential Skills and Requirements:

Ø  Hold or willing to apply for a current volunteer’s “working with children” check

Ø  Is well informed of all other tasks — handle bookings and entries, respond to general duties as directed by the club

Ø  Can oversee organizational activities

Ø  Has a good working knowledge of the rules of the club and the duties of all office holders and subcommittees.

Ø  Is a supportive leader for all member’s.

Ø  Able to chair committee or executive meetings.

Ø  Unbiased and impartial on all issues.

 

 

The estimated time commitment required as the Vice President, Competition, is 1-2 hours per week during swim seasons. And 2 – 4 hours per month between seasons.

 

 

 

Position: Race Secretary

 

Primary Objective:

Race Secretaries have an extremely important role ensuring the successful management of the race team during the Short and Long coarse seasons.

Maintenance of the data ensures accurate traceability of records and ensures accurate transferrable data bases.
Responsibilities:

ØSetting up of NACSCI race meets within Meet Manager (Long, Short Coarse and Open water)

ØManage and maintain Team Manager data base via the importation of files as made available by local, regional, State & national meets

ØMaintain current versions of Team manager & Meet Manager data bases

ØAdministration of manual entries and payment to non-online swim meets

ØLiaise with Club head coach I relation to targeted meets and formulating relay entries.

ØSupport Clubnight Race Secretary during Clubnight and Age championships

ØManage communications between area, regional and state club race secretaries

ØManage queries from club parents in relation to swim meets

ØLiaise with Metro South West Swimming (MSW) in relation to area meets and athlete development

ØLiaise with Swimming NSW in relation to state meets

ØLiaise with Swimming NSW in relation to Online data and processes

Meetings, communication and key relationships:

ØPresent swim meet update at all committee meetings

ØChair the annual general meeting

ØCommunicate with external Club race secretaries prior and during NACSCI athlete involvement.

ØEnsure that all sub-committees are regularly reporting to the committee.

Essential Skills and Requirements:

ØHold or willing to apply for a current volunteer’s “working with children” check

ØStrong interpersonal and oral communication skills including the ability to effectively liaise with athletes, coaches and administrators

ØStrong organisational skills

ØSound knowledge of the selection procedures and rules/regulations of swim meet competitions

ØGood Time management

 

The estimated time commitment required as the Club Race Secretary is 3-4 hours per week during swim seasons. 2 – 4 hours per month between seasons plus an additional 4 hours per week when hosting a NACSCI meet.

 

Race Night Secretary

 

Outline of Duties

v  Create program for each season

v  Setup Meet Manager (MM) program for each week’s club night

v  Setup online entries

v  Enter online entries into Team Manager (TM)

v  Organise officials for club night if possible

v  Setup and run club night at the pool

v  Finalise club night and submit to MSW and race secretary

v  Organise Age Championships

v  Organise stationary for the season (Batteries, Ink, Paper)

v  Organise presentation and trophies for current season

 

 

Club History:

The Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club was formed in 2011 from a vision to combine two existing local groups from differing backgrounds: Nepean Swimming Club Inc. and Wizards Swim Team Inc. to develop a strong foundation platform from which to offer progression to the serious swimming competitor whilst also offering an environment where athletes of any age can meet in a social atmosphere to participate in their chosen sport. At the time of amalgamation, Jackie Barck was the Head Coach of Wizards Swim Team Inc. having formed this club five years previously and, in sharing the vision for the new club, she accepted the parallel role at Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club.  

 

Nepean Swim and Fitness Pty Limited operated learn to swim lessons and squad training at Fitness World Swimming at Peachtree Road, Penrith and Eva Bory Swim School at Bromley Road Emu Plains. 

Eva Bory Swim School was established in 1973 by Eva Bory, a former Hungarian born Olympian and backstroke world record holder and remained owned by Eva Bory until she passed away in December 2014.

Alan and Karen Bentley were founding members of the Nepean Swimming Club Inc. and hosted club nights at this facility during the winter season. Alan and Karen Bentley both swam at the centre at various times and they jointly managed the centre from 1992 to 1994 and then resumed management from March 2002 until the present day. This centre has continually provided a recognised quality learn to swim programme to the Penrith and Lower Blue Mountains community for which the Bentleys can be proud.

Upon the expiration of the lease and subsequent closure of the business at Fitness World Swimming in November 2010, all learn to swim lessons were combined at the Eva Bory Swim School premises and squad training was continued in part at Eva Bory and also within hired lanes at Penrith Memorial Pool.

The Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club held the first Annual General Meeting to coincide with the completion of building the Nepean Aquatic Centre that was officially opened in March 2011. 

The Nepean Aquatic Centre indoor complex incorporates a learn to swim pool measuring 12.5m x 13.2m and a separate lap pool comprising 4 x 25m lanes and 2 x 50m lanes that can be divided if required, into 4 x 25m lanes by an electronically raised wall.

The club now had a comfortable home base from which it could grow and the swimming members in the competitive squads were fortunate to be able to train together at the one facility and no longer within outdoor lanes where they had to endure the elements nor in a 12½m hydrotherapy pool nor in the 17½m lanes at Eva Bory Swim School teaching pool.

The training squads and therefore, also the club, continue to draw the bulk of their junior members as graduates from the two currently operated learn to swim facilities at Nepean Aquatic Centre and Eva Bory Swim School. 

In relation to the patronage of both centres, learn to swim enrolments range between approx. 3,000 to 5,000 lessons depending upon the season. Therefore, the potential to develop and expand the swimming club through participation numbers is quite evident.  Competitive training squad sessions are scheduled at Nepean Aquatic Centre and although the athletes who make up the bulk membership of the club train within the competitive squads, the club caters to swimmers of all ages and abilities.

 

For further club registration information, initial contact should be directed to Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club Secretary via email to nacsci@gmail.com

 

For squad training information, contact should be made with Head Coach, Jackie Barck mobile: 0411446018

 

Nepean Aquatic Centre situated at 16-19 Lambridge Place Penrith, adjacent to the newly constructed Atmosphere Health and Fitness Centre, NAC offers learn to swim instruction; squad training; fitness swimming and aquarobics classes.  www.nepeanaquaticcentre.com.au

 

Why Join A Swim Club? 

 

Swimming is an excellent way to keep children of all ages active. Physical activity provides your child with many lasting health benefits, including:

·         Strong bones and muscles

·         Healthy heart, lungs and arteries

·         Improved coordination, balance, posture and flexibility

·         A reduced risk of becoming overweight or obese

·         A reduced risk of later developing heart disease, cancer and diabetes (type 2 diabetes is increasingly being found in adolescents).

The sport of swimming also provides participants with valuable life skills such as goal setting, discipline, friendship and belonging, teamwork, and the most obvious benefit, the ability to potentially save one’s own life, or others if difficulties are encountered in an aquatic environment. Anyone can join a swimming club no matter what fitness or ability level they are currently at. Swimming clubs provide the opportunity for individuals to swim recreationally (for fun and fitness), and/or for those who want to swim competitively to achieve their personal best!