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Romsey and Totton Swimming Club

Romsey & Totton Swimming Club (RATs) is a small friendly club who this year are celebrating their Silver Anniversary. The club was previously known as Romsey SC which was based at the Crossfield pool in Romsey.  With the closing of the pool and the opening of Totton Recreation Centre and Romsey Rapids in 1989 and 1990 respectively a new opportunity emerged to expand and incorporate both towns into one swimming club and so RATs was born.

The club, aims to make swimming available to everyone in the community and has a thriving lessons programme at both Romsey and Totton. Within the club, lessons are run in accordance with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) guidelines and levels, and everyone is able to progress all the way through to the main club, where they can take their swimming further. We offer a free trial to anyone who is interested in either lessons or joining the main club. All this is overseen by our Head Coach Steve Harrison, a Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist, who has been the Head Coach from the beginning, 25 years plus his time before at Romsey SC. Steve and all the other coaches will help the swimmers go as far as they want. We have had National finalists in the past and currently have swimmers who qualify for the Hampshire County and Regional Finals. We also have swimmers who only want to swim in local galas or just to keep fit and a good number of Masters, some of whom take part in Triathlons. So we really are a club to suit all needs.

We are looking to recruit 2 ASA Level 2 Swimming Teachers.

The club has a thriving learn to swim program with a waiting list. The two posts are initially to cover maternity leave: one for 12 months and the other for 6 months initially. For the right candidates, however, there will be employment beyond this cover. One or both teachers will also be given the chance to do some coaching of club swimming, again for the right candidates the coaching will extend beyond the maternity cover. The posts come with competitive pay and the support to develop skills as a coach and teacher. You would be working under the direction of RATS Head Coach who holds an ASA Level 4 Coach certificate and is a coach and teacher educator.

Romsey and Totton Swimming Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

If you are an effective practitioner with the ability to inspire and motivate children we would like to hear from you.

Please send CV covering letter to stevemharrison@hotmail.com

Chief Coach: Steve Harrison  stevemharrison@hotmail.com

Club Chairperson and Website Manager: John Morris morrisfamily.john@gmail.com

Welfare Officer: Sharon Brine shaz.brine@sky.com

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