Posted: 15 March 2022

National Swimming Committee Chair

Job Type:
Closing date:
10 April 2022

We are seeking expressions of interest for the positon of National Swim Committee Chair


National Swimming Committee Chair


Key Relationships

  • National Swimming Committee Members;

-       District Swimming Convenors

-       National Events Convenor

-       National STO Convenor

-       Scottish Swimming National Coach, Disability Performance Development Manager, Director of Aquatics

-       BSCA Coach Representative

  • National Discipline Convenors
  • Additional Scottish Swimming staff when required


Key Tasks

  1. Convene and chair meetings of the National Swimming Committee (approx. 6 per year, majority online) including agreement of Agenda.


  1. Attend meetings of National Chairs (approx. 3 per year, majority online).


  1. Support the Committee in carrying out its duties and roles including;


3.1  Support the National Events Convenor with the delivery and management of National Swimming Championships and Events.

3.2  Support Committee with Calendar Planning and maintenance of a National Calendar Prepare reports on behalf of the Committee.

3.3  Formulate Regulations and submit to the Company Board on behalf of the Committee with support from the Editorial Board by 31st May each year.

3.4  Submit Annual Report to the company by the 31st July each year.

3.5  Submit list of meeting dates to the company by 31st July each year.

3.6  Submit the committee’s recommendations for fees and fines by 31st July each year.

3.7  Issue interpretations on application of Regulations.

3.8  Support Committee with the control and issue of Licences.

3.9  Make recommendations for co-opted members to the Board, for approval on behalf of the Committee.

3.10       Support the Committee and Scottish Swimming with the ratification of Records.

3.11       Support the Committee in making recommendations for nominations and to prepare

      citations (or ensure that this is actioned) on behalf of the Committee.

3.12     Support the co-ordination of Swimming activities in the Districts, communicate decisions

            and recommendations.

3.13       Respond to questions and enquiries from Scottish Swimming and Districts either

      personally, or by referring as appropriate

3.14       Submit a proposed budget to the Company and manage the Committee Budget.

3.15       Manage Health & Safety at events run on behalf of Scottish Swimming


  1. Provide input to Scottish Swimming on occasion through involvement with working groups.


  1. Assist with the implementation of Scottish Swimming strategies with the Committee.


Person Specification

Essential attributes and experience

  • Experience of chairing groups or committees
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of competitive swimming in Scotland
  • Good organisational skills
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Good time management
  • Ability to respond to enquiries and requests in a timely manner
  • Be or become a member of the SASA


Acquired after taking post if not already present

  • Understanding of SASA District and Scottish National competition structure
  • Understanding of Scottish Swimming Governance
  • Understanding of Scottish Swimming Performance Plan and Squad structures

Should you wish to register an interest or for further information/informal chat please contact ;


John Deans – West District Swimming Convenor –

Ally Whike – Director of Aquatics