Welfare & Sageguarding

Wavepower is the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures publication and is produced to assist in safeguarding and protecting all children in aquatics. As such, it must be adopted by all ASA affiliated aquatics clubs and organisations.

The aim of Wavepower is to safeguard all children in line with current child safeguarding legislation and guidance and is for use within any ASA related organisation where children are present. Wavepower consistently emphasises that the responsibility for child safeguarding in our organisations belongs with all those involved in the sport and is not the sole responsibility of any one person at local, county or national level.

To promote a safe environment for swimmers, our selection and recruitment policy follows guidelines set down by Swim England. It includes checks on Coaches', Team Managers' and other volunteers’ suitability including Criminal Records Bureau and reference checks. We provide our volunteers with safeguarding training as recommended by Swim England and provided by UK Sport.

Our designated Welfare Officer, Sylvia Cook, is responsible for all safeguarding matters within the club and you can find her contact details below. 

Rushmoor Royals have adopted the Swim England safeguarding policies and procedures as laid out in the Wavepower Documentation. This is the framework we will follow in any safeguarding matters. To see more about Wavepower and Swim England's safeguarding procedures and policies please follow the link on the image above.

If you have any concerns our issues relating to safeguarding you can contact our Welfare Officer Sylvia Cook either via email on [email protected] or via phone (between the hours 6-10pm week days and 10am-6pm weekends) on 07864311847.


A Message to our Swimmers

If you are worried or unhappy about something you can tell the welfare officer or an adult you trust at the club and they will help you.

If that is not possible, there are others who can help you by calling:-​

  • Child Line 0800 1111

  • NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000