Wey Valley is a proper members’ club, not a commercial organisation. This affects the club’s style and the way we operate:
We have a team of teachers and coaches, led by our head coach Will Philpot. All our teaching staff are part-time, and are paid (mostly). Many are current or ex-swimmers with the club – we encourage this continuity.
There’s a lot of administration involved in running a club like ours – this is all done by volunteers. We also rely on volunteers – officials and other poolside helpers – to run the competitions we take part in. We have about 50 people – mainly parents – who help out in some way.
The club is run by a committee of eight, comprising volunteer parents and the head coach.
There’s plenty of information about the club available online.
We use a web-based club management system (SwimClub Manager); this holds swimmer details, squads and sessions, attendance, competitive performance etc. Volunteers and coaches use this to run the club; parents of competitive squad swimmers also have access.