As well as supporting our parent volunteers, HHSC is very supportive of our young volunteers.
Teaching and Coaching
We encourage our swimmers to take an active role in teaching and coaching. Often our swimmers first experience of being poolside rather than in the water is through their schools Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and we have found that many swimmers enjoy being out of the water as much as in and want to carry on volunteering.
Our experienced and qualified coaches love having the young swimmer’s poolside and passing on their knowledge and wisdom.
Many of our swimmers who started through Duke of Edinburgh scheme have now become qualified teachers and coaches themselves and give their time back to HHSC where possible.
We also like to introduce our young swimmers to life on poolside by running the “Young Aquatic Helper Workshop”. This is a Swim England certified course run by one of our qualified coaches which consists of both a theory and practical element ~ a really useful addition to a young person CV, application to 6th form or part-time job interview. The “Young Aquatic Helper Workshop” is run for 12-16 year olds.
We also support our young swimmers to play an active role in officiating and welcome anyone interested in starting their officiating journey to begin with a Timekeepers Course. Timekeepers and Officials play a vital role in any swim club. You can become a Timekeeper from 13 years old.