Local opportunities for local members

In common with all grassroots sports, each of our local swimming, open water, diving, water polo and masters clubs needs a strong volunteer base to support athletes at every level of training and competition. SASA Midland District provides an active and friendly forum that allows our clubs to share knowledge and best practice and to help identify opportunities for volunteers to get involved in one of our nation’s most successful competitive sports. As part of Midland’s development strategy, the District currently offers financial support to those undertaking teaching and coaching qualifications within affiliated clubs

We’ve shared just a few of our many Volunteer stories here. Follow the links at the bottom of this page to find the support you need to get involved and help to shape the future of aquatic sport in Scotland

Young volunteers

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“I began volunteering for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. I had no idea I would end up as one of the Referees at the Rio Paralympics a few years later”
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“We were both swimmers then moved into coaching with our club. It was good to be able to give something back after all the support we had received”

Adult volunteers

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“I’m the Volunteer Coordinator in my home club. The District Minute Secretary’s role has helped me to keep up to date with everything that’s going on throughout Midland District
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“I’ve been coaching in Midland for 21 years, including District Squad for the last 7. It’s great to see our swimmers progress from novice meets up to International success”
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“I’m a British Swimming Referee and a World Paraswimming Official. I’m very proud of the number of officials we’ve supported through training in Midland District “
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“I’ve been the Tayside Age Group Leagues Convenor since 2006. Development meets are essential – this is where every senior swimmer begins their competitive career”

Supporting our athletes throughout their individual performance pathways

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“I started with swimming age 5 and began playing water polo when I was 12. I’ve made loads of new friends and travelled all over Europe with Scottish teams”
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“I’ve been training and competing in Midland since I was 9. Without the support I’ve had I’d never have made it to Rio. The medal belongs to everyone in the District who gave me the chance to follow my Olympic dream”
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“I was a finalist at the Scottish Open Championships, but I also enjoy open water swimming. I competed at all the Midland open water events I could in 2017”
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“I train and compete as a masters swimmer, coach swimming in my club, and coach and compete in the diving programme in the District. It’s an ideal way to stay active whatever stage of the pathway you’re at”

Find out more about volunteering in SASA Midland District

District Roles – contact secretary.midlandSASA@outlook.com

More information – links
Becoming a Technical Official
Becoming a Coach
Join your local Midland club

Downloads
SASA Midland Young Volunteer guidance
SASA Midland District Teaching_Coaching Grant Application Form