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Young Volunteer Program


Shropshire ASA has been supporting the Young Volunteer Program for many years in it’s various guises.

We have had many members go through this program and many of the people you see swimming or coaching have been through this and you will see some of our current candidates helping out at various times over this weekend in a bright blue T-shirt.

The current program includes an Aquatic Helpers course, which gives members an insight into helping on poolside, it includes safeguarding, different styles of learning, Athlete Development framework and Health & Safety.

It also has an Events session, which looks at how something like this weekend is run, all the jobs that need to be covered and the many many hours of work to get a successful outcome for our swimmers.

The final session is around Governance, ie how a swimming club is run what roles are needed within a committee, the issues and decisions that need to be made.


You have to be 14 – 17 yr old to take part and you need a mentor(s) at your club.


For more information and to sign up please see advert below.

Young Volunteer Program

West Midlands Region are now holding a series of Zoom sessions for the Young Volunteer Program. Please contact for more information or to go on waiting list.

Previous County version included......

A series of courses aimed to give our 14 - 17 yr olds confidence and knowledge to be able to help out at their club.


1. Aquatic Helpers Course includes areas such as Child Protection, Different ways to learn, different communcation methods.

Also recently added a small section on being a chaperone at galas.

2. Timekeepers Course. 1st step on the officiating ladder would be qualified to Timekeep at a Level 4 meet.

3. Ist Aid Awareness Course.

to include

Incident Management
How to manage an unconscious casualty, breathing and not breathing (CPR)
AED awareness
Seizure management
How to treat a bleed and apply a dressing



Followed by 10 hours of volunteering including helping at a County event.

Following on from that the Young Volunteers are offered the opportunity to train as a Judge Level 1.

For more information contact Mandy Garrott

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