Do you want to be a swimming teacher?

swimming groupThere are training courses available which would enable you to be a qualified swimming teacher. Course last 4 days and successful trainees receive the level 1 Amateur  Swimming Association (ASA) qualification.

There is also a one day “Helper in the Water” course. Can you help? If you commit to providing some of your time after the  training the club will the pay the cost of the course. For more details contact Lynda on 07948208765.

Special Olympics World Games

Special olympics GBThe Special Olympics World Games being held in Los Angeles start on 25 th July. Team GB is being represented by athletes competing in 25 different events, including swimming. Our club coach Emma Inglis is the Assistant Swimming Coach to Team GB and is travelling to LA with the athletes. Not many people can say that they have participated in an Olympic Games so this is a really amazing achievement. Well done Emma and good luck Team GB.

Some of our swimmers have entered in to events which many enable them to participate in the Special Olympics national championships next year in Sheffield. If they perform well we may have a future Olympian!

Forthcoming events

20 TH JUNE – THE SESSION IS BEING RUN TO SUPPORT DROWNING PREVENTION WEEK

10 TH JULY – A QUIZ NIGHT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE CLUB IS BEING HELD AT THE BLACKPOOL MASONIC HALL, ADELAIDE ST. QUIZ STARTS AT 7:30 PM

Policies and Procedures

This notice explains why information is collected about you and the ways in which this may be used by the Blackpool Polar Bears.

Records are kept about your personal contact details, emergency numbers and notes on medical conditions and medication to ensure your health and safety. We also keep  information on your performance, training and participation at events. We use information about you to:

  • Maintain your club records
  • Respond to any enquiries you make
  • Administer events in which you participate
  • Create an individual profile for you so we (and you) can see your progress and understand your training requirements
  • Contact you about swimming and social events
  • Deal with any incidents

Recording images

We may take images at events in which you participate. We may also take images during your training period to assist the coach in education training and swimming  analysis that will help swimming plans for you and others in the club. Images may be used for publicity in newspapers, broadcast media and online including the Blackpool  Polar Bears website. Blackpool Polar Bears may enter its swimmers into events where images of members may be recorded by the event organiser and/or external third  parties. We have no control over these images. A consent or refusal form will have been completed by you/your primary carer as part of the membership application form.

How we keep your records confidential.

Everyone working for the club has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. We may need to share some information  about you so we can all work together for your benefit. We will only ever use or pass on information about you if others involved in your training or events have a genuine need for it. We will not disclose your information to third parties without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as when your or others health or  safety is at risk or where the law requires information to be passed on. Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential.

How to access your own records

The Data Protection Act 1998, allows you to find out what information is held about you either on computer or in hard copy. This is known as the "right of subject access". It applies to your club records. If you want to see your records, you should make a request to the Secretary. You are entitled to receive a copy.