Club Captains

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Josie Armstrong

Girls’ Club Captain 2019-2020

I joined Worcester  Swimming Club when I was 11 and it is the only competitive club I have ever been apart of. I started in Skill Progression , and have moved through the squads and now I really enjoy swimming in the Performance Squad. 

I love competing at Open meets, County and Regional Championships, and I was extremely proud to represent the club at the British Championships this year where I was part of the  WSC Open Women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay team .

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Louis Doyle

Boys’ Club Captain 2019-2020

I am really proud to be voted club captain this year and over the next 12 months I am looking forward to supporting swimmers from all squads competing at lots of different competitions.

I have been swimming since I was 10 years old, so have been swimming for about 6 years now.  I have learned a lot about swimming in those years from my coaches and older swimmers.  …

Worcester Swimming Club – Club Captain Roles

If you are elected as Club Captain for WSC you have been selected by the swimmers of the club and are now their voice and support system. You are entitled to attend committee meetings to raise any issues and to be involved in some decisions. We want you to bring your individual qualities and character to the role in a dedicated and professional manner. The committee does however expect certain things of you, which are detailed below:

  • As the Club Captain, you are the representative for every single swimmer; be they junior or senior, competitive or fitness swimmer. You must treat everyone equally, and, if the situation requires, make fair decisions that can be understood and appreciated by all involved and others observing.
  • As a representative for the club, you should be seen in the correct kit at all time i.e. a Worcester polo shirt when coaching, helping, competing and a club hat when competing. You should also encourage other swimmers to do the same.
  • You must be accessible to everyone, so should attend regular training sessions and volunteer on poolside. You may also be required to attend junior galas to help the coaching and team managing staff, and should do your best to swim in the league galas.
  • You will be required to give a speech at Presentation evening. This should be a round up of the year to date, combined with some events to look forward to and words of encouragement. You will also have to select and present the Club Captains Award. This award is given to a person, chosen solely by the Captains, who has given an outstanding contribution to the club in the year doing any role.
  • It is your duty to report any problems to the coaching staff if they arise. This may include misbehaviour in the changing rooms, suspected bullying or other discrimination. Swimmers are likely to come to you if they have a problem, so you must treat their information with confidentiality and respect, and pass on any concerns to the appropriate adults.
  • Raising money for charity is an important part of Worcester Swimming Club. You will be expected to attend any event raising money and you may be asked to organise a charity event. You should promote the event positively and try to gain the support of as many swimmers as possible.
  • You may be asked to assist in organising events such as training camps. This may involve you choosing activities or making bookings. Sometimes you may have to organise a team photo, or something similar, so will need to inform swimmers and parents of a time and place effectively.
  • When at a competition you should be at the forefront of supporting the team. This means you should be cheering on all other swimmers and encouraging others to do the same. You should also give support to younger swimmers at all times, especially when things don’t go so well!