The British Water Polo League will be taking place in Sunderland for the first time ever on the weekend of November 15th/16th 2014. The men's 'super fives' will be held there which means the five top teams in the league will be playing there in the first part of the second stage of the league. This is an exciting opportunity to see the country's best players live in action in the North East.
My name is Sarah Small and I am one of two Regional Development Officers for the North East. The purpose of my role is to work with the current ASA North East regional, ASA North Division and the ASA central team to implement the aims and objectives of the North East Regional business plan 2013-2017. This means that I will predominately, although not exclusively, be supporting the development of aquatics in the region within the areas of: Club Development, Workforce Development, Talent and Participation. I live in County Durham so it is likely that I will be working with the clubs in the North of the region, however my remit is for the whole of the North East so please feel free to contact me if you are from any club, organisation or business within the North East.
Matt Wylie (S9, City of Sunderland) competing in the LEN European Junior Swimming Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands, led a British top three as he took Gold in the MC 100m Freestyle in a time of 59.92 for 786 points.
Wylie said: “I was really happy with my performance. It was fantastic competing against some of Europe's best junior athletes and to come away with a gold medal is an added bonus.”
There was also success for Amelia Clynes (City of Leeds SC) when she took the bronze medal in the 200m Butterfly as well as setting a new British Age Group record (14 years).
In order to create a consistent approach, all Team Manager Training courses need to be registered with the ASA Awarding Body, via the Regional Office. The courses will be made available to all NE Region clubs to allow as many people to attend as possible. The venues chosen will be at no cost to the Region, therefore cutting down on costs. Administration work will be carried out by the Regional Office to ensure a consistent approach.
The 2014 Aquaforce Awards deadline closes at 12 noon on the 21st July.
For more information on the awards and to download the nomination forms, please visit the ASA website - http://www.swimming.org/asa/volunteering/aquaforce-awards/
Thank you for your support.
An exciting CPD opportunity for coaches of all levels involved in swimming. We are delighted to announce that we have International Guest speaker.
Chris Nesbitt - TSS School Queensland Australia. Chris in an internationally recognised coach who has achieved continued success on the world stage.
Also speaking Tim Jones - Head of Performance Pathway British Swimming
This exciting event will take place at Gateshead Leisure Centre on Saturday 13th September - 8.30am for 9.00am start. Approx. 12.30 p.m. finish.
£25.00 Per Person
All club chairpersons are invited to attend.