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Eastern Sirens Supervision Policy
We take the safety of your children seriously and we appreciate your partnership in applying these policies. We support Watch Around Water. Children 10 years and under must be supervised at all times by a parent or carer (carers must be aged at least 16).
- Annual Registration Fee with Synchro Vic + Synchro Aus
- Term Fees
- Aquanation/Brunswick Pool Entry or Membership
- Individual & Extra Training Fees (only where applicable)
- Competition Entry Fees
- Competition Bathers
Swimmers who are not registered with Synchro Vic + Synchro Aus will not be able to enter the water.
Eastern Sirens Club Term Fees Policy
Training fees must be paid in full by week 3 of each term. If fees have not been paid your child may be excluded from training until payments have been made. Payments can be made via direct deposit (details are provided on the invoice), cheque or in person. If you require a payment plan, please contact the Treasurer before week 3 of each term.
The Eastern Sirens program operates on a term basis following the State School Terms. Fees are invoiced by the Treasurer each term based on lessons over a 10-week term. Athletes commencing mid-term will be charged a pro-rata term fee. Note that absences during the term will not attract a refund or credit unless in exceptional circumstances (unplanned- not including holidays, events etc.). Make up sessions are encouraged where possible. Casual sessions on top of normal training days can be arranged for an additional lesson fee.
Family Member Policy
Each additional family member gets 10% off their term fees.
SunSmart Policy (for swimmers at Brunswick Baths)
ASAI recognises the inherent risk of exposure to sun while practicing, competing, coaching or officiating artistic swimming when outdoors. The following policy is in place to help Artistic Swimming Australia Inc. (ASAI) minimise the risks of overexposure to UV.
The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage also causes sunburn, tanning, premature ageing and eye damage. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Two in three Australians will develop some form of skin cancer before the age of 70.
Sunburn and other UV damage is common while playing or watching sport, when people are exposed to the sun’s UV radiation for long periods of time.
Sporting clubs and organisations have a responsibility under health and safety legislation to provide and maintain a safe working environment for staff, volunteers, athletes and spectators. By minimising UV harms, you will help to fulfil this obligation and duty of care.
Where possible, training, events and competitions are scheduled to minimise exposure to UV and heat. This includes utilising indoor facilities, scheduling morning and afternoon sessions to best avoid exposure in the middle of the day and selecting venues that provide adequate shade for members.
Where it is not possible to avoid peak UV and heat periods, the following interim steps are taken to minimise the risk of overexposure to UV and heat illness:
• The duration of the activity is reduced.
• Rest breaks and opportunities to seek shade, re-apply sunscreen and rehydrate are increased (minimum of 1 break every 2hrs).
• Officials rotate out of the sun more frequently than usual.
• Officials, coaches and senior members act as role models by wearing sun-protective clothing and hats, applying sunscreen and seeking shade wherever possible.
• Coaches are to ensure that ample time is given for athletes to apply sunscreen at least 20mins before entering the pool
Members and spectators will:
• Be aware of ASAI’s SunSmart policy;
• Take responsibility for their own health and safety by being SunSmart;
• Comply with SunSmart rules and guidelines by wearing suitable hats, clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses;
• Apply SPF 30+ broad - spectrum, water - resistant sunscreen 20 minutes before going outdoors;
• Re-apply sunscreen and rehydrate when breaks are given;
• Use shaded or covered areas, where possible, when spectating and during breaks; • Act as positive role models for other members and spectators in all aspects of SunSmart behaviour
This SunSmart policy will be reviewed regularly. This policy was last updated by ASAI - February 2019.
Member Protection Policy
Adopted from ASAI: If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a committee member as soon as possible. We have a designated Member Protection Information Officer.