North Dorset Turbos Swimming Club (NDTSC) is managed entirely by volunteers for the benefit of all its members. Everyone involved in the running of the club gives their time freely to create opportunities for our swimmers. This means that all of your fees go directly into pool hire, coaching costs and essential expenses.  But it also means that without the dedication and commitment of all our volunteers, none of this would be possible.

Our volunteers are as varied as they are committed to the club. Some are parents who want to help the club that helps their children, or get involved in the NDTSC community.  Others swam for a club when they were younger, or have been involved in sport and recognize the vital role volunteers play within British sport in developing talent. And quite a few have children who left the club for university, yet they still continue to volunteer for us.

One thing they do have in common is that they are all busy people, ranging from teachers to doctors, business owners to electricians.

So how do they find the time to help out?

Well for many, they spend so much time at the pool with their children, they’d rather be doing something productive while they’re there. For others, it’s a way of getting the most out of the club.

Whatever your skills, interests or available time, there will be a role for you in Turbos. Please let any of the committee know if you can help us in any way.  We are always on the lookout for people to join our committee, become poolside helpers or to help out with selling raffle tickets or refreshments.  Please consider joining us. We have a wide range of roles to fill, from administration tasks to poolside and gala roles. No swimming expertise is required and training/guidance is provided.

Another area where you can help is by training as an official. There is a structured ASA training programme for officials, from timekeeper right up to competition referee, and it is a fantastic opportunity to understand swimming a little better.  We need officials both at our own meets, and those where we travel further afield.

If you are interested in finding out more about the volunteer opportunities available then please contact the volunteers coordinator: Emma Mattocks at

Have a look at our committee page to see who does what currently. If you’re interested in joining our growing ranks of poolside officials, our summary of volunteer roles at galas sets out the training pathways and also explains the recent ASA changes that require more volunteer officials at every licensed gala.  You can also find out more from Dorset county ASA about roles and training