On Sunday 8th December, David Parry and Dan Ramm attended the North East Regional Short Course Championships in Sunderland. During their time at the Championships they spoke to coaches and club members about the support available from the North East Region and ASA for aquatic development within the North East. Members of staff from the North East team will be attending both the Northumberland & Durham and Yorkshire Championships next year so please look out for their stand at the competitions.
Thanks to everyone who came and chatted to Dan and David and we hope to chat to more of you soon!
If you have any questions about the support available for your club or club members please contact:
Photo Credit: Mark Whitelock
This year the Mollie and Leslie Gledhill Memorial Trophy has been awarded to Linda Blackburn, Barnsley Minors League. The Trophy is awarded to a person judged to have given outstanding service in support of amateur aquatics.
This year the Fred Latimer Trophy has been awarded to Jack Laugher, City of Leeds Diving.
The Nell Latimer Trophy has been awarded to Sophie Taylor, City of Leeds SC.
The Trophies are awarded to the individual male/female competitor whose performances are adjudged by the ASA North East Region Management Board to be the best for that year.
On Sunday 30th November a number of club representatives from within Northumberland & Durham attended a Swim21 Club Development Day held at the education centre within Durham County Cricket Club.
The day was run by Daniel Ramm (ASA North East Club Development Officer), David Parry and Sarah Small (North East Regional Development Officers) and its aims were to provide information to those who attended on Swim21 club essential and network accreditation.
A FINA Special Congress was held in Doha 29th/30th November 2014. There were proposed rule amendments affecting 'The Start' 'Breaststroke' and 'Backstroke' which were agreed. However, FINA changes normally come into effect not earlier than 2 months after the decision was taken. When the final wording is released by FINA, British Swimming will notify the Home Nations of the intended British Swimming effective date and a rules update will be prepared for the widest possible circulation. Until then it is intended to continue to operate under the current published rules.
The draft programmes for the Age Group and Senior/Junior Winter Championships are now available.
Click here for the Senior/Junior Programme Winter 2014