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
Following on from responses received to the questionnaire sent to clubs about a new North East Region logo, we are pleased to announce that the results are now in. The clear winner with 47% of the votes was logo number 1.
In total we had 185 responses, with 22% voting for logo number 2 and 32% voting for logo number 3.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who took the time to vote, it is greatly appreciated!
A presentation of the ASA Beacon Status Plaque was made to the City of Sheffield Swimming, Diving and Water Polo Clubs on 10 November 2014 at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. This was to recognise the hard work and achievements of all those involved in the bidding process.
Fund is now open. Five cash awards awarded each week to local community groups and charities across the UK and Ireland.