York City Baths Club masters swimmer Emma Wills smashed the British Record in the ladies 35 to 39 years 200m freestyle (short course) at the South Yorkshire Masters event that was held in Sheffield in December 2014. Emma’s time of 2:12:11 was faster than the previous record which had stood for fourteen years.
As well as her record-breaking 200m freestyle, Emma shattered her personal best times in the 100m and 400m freestyle and the 100m backstroke and subsquently picked up four gold medals.
The British record is the pinnacle of a successful year for Emma that included a five medal haul at the British Masters Championships and first place finishes in the Great North Swim and Great Manchester Swim. Following these remarkable achievements, Emma now has her sights set on the ladies 35 to 39 years 400m British record.
Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre's smaller pool re-opens on Monday 16 February 2015 with a half term programme of taster sessions aimed at all ages and interests.
The ASA North East Region is pleased to announce that it has made available a funding scheme for affiliated clubs looking to achieve greater success in aquatics within the North East Region.
The Region are looking to invest in projects, clubs and networks which support the delivery of the outcomes of the 2013-2017 business plan. These will need to demonstrate how they will focus on the delivery of one or more of the following themes: Governance, Talent, Workforce, Participation and Clubs. All applications will need to demonstrate Need, Impact, Deliverability and Sustainability and have some match funding and/or 'value in kind' funding.
Several clubs from the region benefitted from attending a Swim21 Club Development workshop which was held at Barnsley Sports Academy on Sunday 18th January. Club representatives were provided with information on the swim21 Essential and Network accreditation including the benefits of the swim21 process.
Attendees were able to access information on the swim21 portal through the computers at the venue and provided with one to one support on how to access and upload appropriate information for the various elements.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Development Coach, qualified to a minimum of UKCC Level 2, at Durham City Amateur Swimming and Water Polo Club.
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Sunderland Gateway Swimming Club are looking for a part time administrator / swimming coach / support worker to work 8 hours a week supporting the delivery of their one to one and small group swimming lessons.
More information on the role can be found here: Vacancy - Sunderland Gateway Swimming Club .
Final versions of the minimum levels of Technical Officials have been released for ASA Licensed Swimming Meets with effect from 01/03/15. The ASA criteria for the training of officials at such meets with effect from 01/01/15 has also been released. Documents containing this information can be found below: