Does the Club have an Officer specifically appointed with responsibility for the Welfare of Members, especially Children?
Are all Club Trainers of Good Character?
- Have they a good Local Knowledge?
- Are they capable of recognising the Safe Limits of the Local Environs?
- Are they capable of recognising when Weather Conditions are Unsafe?
- Are they capable of recognising the limits of the Boats and Equipment?
- Are they Capable of recognising the limits of the crews under their charge?
- Do they know how far they can safely push the crews in their charge?
- Does the club have any members with First Aid/Medical training?
- Does the Club have a policy on the abilities of its members to swim?
- Does the club provide swimming lessons?
- Can/Does the club provide its members with details of locally available swimming lessons?
Does the Club provide its members with lessons/briefings on what to do in the event of an accident, poor weather conditions or Training Alone such as:
- Boat Capsizing?
- Boat becoming Swamped?
- Unsafe Swells when launching/landing?
- Alternative Landing Sites when the designated Landing site becomes Unsafe?
- Leaving a record when a crew is out training alone?
Clubs should always place the welfare of their members first!
Success should be measured by:
- Participation in the Sport of Coastal Rowing!
- Safety within the Sport of Coastal Rowing!
- Enjoyment of the Sport of Coastal Rowing!
- Success is Not Just Winning!
- Crews and Individuals should never be pushed beyond their limits!