As a Club you have a duty of care to all those participating in the sport and visitors. A club must do all it reasonably can to reduce or eliminate loss, damage or injury to others and it may be held legally liable to others if it fails to do so.
Your affiliation to Swim England provides you and your members with some insurance protection.
Swim England Clubs and their members, registered with Swim England, are covered by a combined liability insurance. This protects affiliated members, teachers and coaches, officials and clubs if held responsible and are negligent for causing injury to someone else or damage to someone's property whilst undertaking swimming, diving and other aquatic activities recognised by Swim England. More informatin on these activities can be found on the Authorised & Recognised Activities page.
The combined liability insurance includes:
Covers club committee members/directors for their personal liability for any claims that are made against them for breach of duty to a maximum of £20m any one claim/per policy year. D&O cover is provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd and Zurich, to protect club officials and committee members. Examples of breach of duty include:
Provides the club Committee/Directors with access to Legal Helplines on matters of European Law to help you manage your legal responsibilities at the club. The cover also extends to provide legal expenses for certain defence matters, including
It is essential that you obtain advice from DAS before you act to ensure that you do not prejudice your defence. If DAS have not been contacted prior to your action, they are unlikely to support the claim.
As your members are affilitated to Swim England, those aged up to 80 also benefit from a basic Personal Accident insurance - This 'no fault benefit provides cover to Swim England members for death and permanent total disablement injury whilst taking part in Swimming, Diving and aquatic activities recognised by Swim England.
A weekly temporary total disablement from the persons regular gainful employment, benefit of £75 per week (max 104 weeks) is available to all members between the ages of 15 and 65. If you wish to include a weekly benefit for all your qualifying members (those aged 15-65) please contact Howden.