Swimmers at Maltby Leisure Centre will become some of the first in the UK to try the new Swimfit Activate+ group sessions, developed by swimming experts at the ASA.
Inspired by the structure of a gym programme, Swimfit is a fun and effective way to get fit and tone up by following motivating sessions delivered by qualified instructors on poolside.
Nominations are being sought for the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards 2013 - Sports Nominees. This Awards category could include athletes, coaches or volunteers. All nominees get 2 free tickets to the Awards Ceremony on 7th June 2013 at Royal Armouries, Leeds.
The second round of the Tees Valley Coach Bursary Schemes that aim to increase the number of qualified coaches in the Tees Valley is now open:
The Tees Valley Young Persons Coach Bursary Scheme – For young people aged 14 – 25 years old wanting to gain a leadership, Level 1 or Level 2 qualification
The Tees Valley Cash 4 Coaches Bursary Scheme – For people who are coaching 14 – 25 year olds wanting to gain a Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 qualification
Applicants can apply for 50% (up to a maximum of £200) of the total cost of a coaching qualification and in return deliver an agreed amount of voluntary hours. The deadlines for applications is: Round 2: May 31st
For more information and application details please visit the Tees Valley Sport website on the below link:
Durham Sixth Form Centre Sports Academy is offering a scholarship programme to elite athletes currently training at national or international level - see link for further details.
Volunteers Week is an annual campaign that runs from 1st-7th June, led by Volunteering England, which celebrates the fantastic contribution that volunteers make across the country. This year the theme for the week is ‘Time to say Thank You.’
The ASA would like to use this week and the time around it to formally and publically thank our aquatic volunteer workforce, and so have a campaign running over the summer to recognise your dedication and contribution to the sport.
A group of swimmers from Kingston upon Hull Swimming Club have raised £495 from a sponsored swim in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The swimmers, who are students at several schools across Hull and the East Riding, decided to join forces with a sponsored swim at their club, KUHSC.
The ASA NE region have been working in partnership with Durham County Council to review their learn to swim programme across the six pools operated by the County. The outcome of the review has been the development of the AquaLearn brand, which follows the ASA Learn to Swim Pathway incorporating the swimmers journey. AquaLearn is delivered as a continuous programme with swimmers progressing as they achieve key milestones. Monthly direct debit or quarterly payment options have been introduced with the added value of unlimited swimming to ensure all the AquaLearn swimmers have the opportunity to swim aside from their lessons. Christine Golightly, Northumberland and Durham President, and the Trunx joined Splashy Durham's new swim scheme mascot to launch AquaLearn.
Northumberland & Durham SA are looking for a volunteer to take on the updating and maintenance of the NDSA website. Ideally you should have some knowledge and experience of creating and managing a website and have a few hours spare each week to ensure the site remains current. We would initially want someone prepared to commit to a minimum period of 6-12 months, plus a handover to a new administrator after that if necessary. A financial retainer & appropriate expenses will be available subject to discussion.