As part of the ongoing development of the Performance Pathway, British Swimming is seeking feedback on proposals for a new Domestic Competition Structure - click here.
It is no secret that volunteers are the lifeblood of our aquatic clubs, whether it is the volunteer who enthusiastically manages the front desk, or the volunteer coach who tirelessly runs training sessions. No volunteer contribution should go unnoticed! Nominations for the 2014 awards will open on the 1st June, and will provide an opportunity to say thank you to our volunteer workforce who dedicate countless hours to our sport. EVERYONE can nominate and ANYONE can be nominated! Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, and take the time to make someone’s day.
The Aqua Zone magazine is currently published quarterly, on behalf of the ASA, by the Swimming Times Ltd, and posted to all ASA members aged 8 to 17. Following a research and development period, it is now moving from print to online with a social platform. This will be a secure, monitored and moderated environment with all the favourites from the magazine plus lots more.
There will be a Club Directory so all clubs will have a profile. We are asking for the support of the clubs to help provide the detail for your club page, to ensure we have the most up to date information as possible and as you would like it.
Please see below the link for the ASA club conferences 2014.
In response from the feedback at the 2013 Conference we have increased the number of conferences to ensure they are more accessible. The conferences have been arranged in 4 separate venues across the country and you can choose the date and venue that is most convenient for you.
Places will be on a first come first served basis.
Supported by a host of big-name swimmers including fellow London 2012 medallists Ellie Simmonds, Michael Jamieson and Rebecca Adlington alongside comedian David Walliams, SwimBritain is a series of fun team relays that are taking place this September which hopes to inspire 500,000 people across Britain to swim more regularly – and get fit! There are two ways to take on the challenge; SwimBritain1000 is a four-person relay where each team member swims 250m four times around a specially-designed course in a dedicated 50m pool. SwimBritain500 is a shorter distance where team members use the same course, swimming half the distance (125m four times).
Registrations are now open. For further information on venues, how to sign up your team and get training plans and tips, visit swimbritain.co.uk/challenge
Applications are now open for the 2014 Great Start Programme, that supports coaches by giving them the opportunity to apply for grants.
Great Start grants are available to both aspiring and amateur coaches who wish to further their qualifications. You can apply for grants via the brand’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/GilletteUK