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
Halifax Swimming Club began celebrations for the 150th anniversary by holding a celebration dinner and dance at Berties Banqueting Rooms, Elland. Chairperson, Mrs Mary McClung introduced special guests Mr David Alexander, President of the North East Region Swimming Association and Mr Brian McClean, President of the Yorkshire Swimming Association. Other guests included past and current swimmers, parents, committee members and volunteers who enjoyed the opportunity to talk about their experiences with the club. One special guest was Deborah Armitage, who was a member of the GB 4x200m Freestyle relay team which won the bronze medal in the European Championships in 1993.
In preparation for the 2014 membership year, the insurance provided to the ASA/SASA/WASA/IOS, its affiliated clubs and members, has been reviewed and a new policy and insurer will be in place from April 2014. It is therefore essential that you notify Perkins Slade immediately if there are any claims or incidents/circumstances which you are aware of which may become a claim. Any incidents or claims you are aware of but have not been reported to insurers by 15th April 2014 will not be insured. The new policy will respond to valid claims made against it, provided that you are not aware of the claim and the incident from which the claim arises occurred after the retroactive date of 1st January 1985 (this is the same date as the expiring RSA policy).
Contact details for notifications are: Perkins Slade Ltd, 3 Broadway, Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1BQ, tel. 0121 698 8045
FINA have published further details of the Backstroke Start Device mentioned in FR2.7.
These can be found at
The adverts for Programme Manager, Programme Manager- Disability Swimming and Programme Manager- Equality & Diversity are all now live on the swimming.org website, please see the links below.