Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club is run entirely by a group of volunteers. We rely very much on the goodwill of our volunteers to enable the club to continue.

The club offers a full training and development programme for its volunteers, encouraging and supporting all to participate and achieve recognised qualifications.

As well as coaches and instructors there are also a number of other volunteers who assist in the running of the club.

Young Coaches

An ongoing part of the clubs activity is to continually train the next generation of coaches and we do this by providing training for our young leader volunteers.

The club has successfully done this for several years and we have a group of young people who now volunteer regularly to pass on their skills and knowledge to the younger members. To enable us to do this we run an active training programme providing and sponsoring courses for our volunteers to develop the skills and qualifications they need to enable them to deliver the learn to swim programme, the rookie lifeguard and survive and save programmes, this not only provides the club with new coaches but also gives the volunteers a recognised qualification which can be used as the first steps in a career in the leisure services.

In addition, the qualification and volunteering is recognised by schools for GCSE’s and the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme. This year the club has also gained status from two universities as a recognised centre for students to complete coaching experience.