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Club News

Volunteers and Swimming Teachers needed for Swimsafe 2015

The ASA and the RNLI are looking for volunteers and swimming teachers to deliver Swim Safe 2015 at a number of locations across the UK including Boscombe this summer.

This is the third successive year that Swim Safe has run across the UK’s beaches and lakes, with the 2013/14 programme seeing over 6,000 children take part and learn how to be safe in different water environments.

The programme offers free improver swimming sessions and beach and water safety advice for children aged 7-14. Most young people learn to swim in an indoor pool which is a safe and familiar environment.

Check out the Swim Safe volunteering video below:

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION about the British Swimming Championships

The qualifying window for the British Summer Swimming Championships and associated home nation summer competitions will open on Friday 13th March.

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Nominate your club for a Community Sport and Recreation Award

The Sport and Recreation Alliance are now accepting nominations for their annual awards, which recognise recreational organisations, bodies and clubs for the work they do in their communities – and there are cash prizes up for grabs!

Category award winners will receive a cheque for £1,000 while the overall winner will receive a prize of £2,500.

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ASA announce new Awards Ceremony

The ASA announces a brand new awards cermony:  The ASA Aquatics Awards 2015.

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MBE honours announced this morning

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ASA NW Region Announce New Club Investment Programme

Swim North West through our 2014-17 Strategy is committed to achieving our aim:

“To build, develop and maintain a high quality and sustainable club infrastructure across the NorthWest region”

This investment programme is to assist our members in developing their offer to improve the quality, and sustainability of their clubs.

The focus of this funding is to invest within your club to assist with; the development of a new activity, retention of current membership or diversify the club offer. There is a limited amount of funding available and as such applications will be on a first come first served basis.

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Class4Kids is a free listing service for people that run kids activities. The website launched in April and they had an overwhelming response; they have over 7500 classes on our website today, spread out across 2500 clubs.

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Disability sport funding from BT and the Telegraph

The British Paralympic Association has announced the launch of BT’s 25th Birthday Bursary Fund to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

When the British Paralympic Association was founded in 1989, BT was a partner from the start and has continued to support disability sport right through to today.

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The National Volunteer Forum

The National Volunteer Forum is a group of proactive volunteers aged 26+ from across the country who come together to feed into the ASA Volunteer Engagement Team.

The current ASA National Volunteer Forum was formed in August 2013 and the first meeting was held at the ASA head office in Loughborough in September 2013.

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ASA North West Region Athlete Programme

The ASA North West Region in partnership with the England Talent Programme will be holding 2 training camps on:-

Monday 29th December at Manchester Aquatic Centre and Saturday 28th March at Accrington Academy.

Selection will take place following the ASA/British Gas National Age Groups Championships in conjunction with the England Programme Officer

Listed below is some information regarding the camps.

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