INFORMATION FOR NEW MEMBERS
In this page you will find some general information on the club and the development pathway, along with some information on 'mindset' and also how you can get involved.
New members will benefit from our information leaflet telling you all about the Club - existing members may find it a helpful reminder too!
More information is available on the various pages of this site.
Below are links to a couple of PowerPoint presentations. One gives information on NDASC, squad structure, progression criteria, athlete development etc and the other gives information on the Highland Swim Team Junior Development program.
Please email the club if you have any questions.
Mindset is an important part of a swimmers development. You may be interested in following this link to a page relating to Learning More About Talent found in the Sport Scotland website. There are presentations on growth mindset for both coaches & parents on here. We sent the following youtube link out to our swimmers recently which is a good description of growth mindset in itself.
How Can I Get Involved?
If you or your child loves swimming, you may be willing to help out in any way you can. There are many tasks from helping at fundraising events, driving the minibus, helping at poolside, becoming an official or giving consideration to a committee role. Volunteers are very welcome indeed, and there are loads of roles that require no previous knowledge of swimming. You can check out some of the volunteer roles common to swimming clubs on the Scottish Swimming website by following this link.
It is great going along and supporting your child when they are ready to compete. Often, you find that there is very limited spectator viewing due to the number of swimmers & coaches poolside, so you get a much better view if you volunteer to assist the coach poolside or as an official. The simplest way to become an official is to email the club to register an interest in attending a brief timekeepers information session and this qualifies you to timekeep in competition. These sessions are generally held locally. There are links to documents below which hopefully demystify what to expect at competition and outline the role of poolside helper and the various officials required to enable a competition to run.