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Club News

Nominations are now open for the ASA Swimtastic Awards 2014!

The ASA Swimtastic Awards take place each year to celebrate and reward the unsung heroes of aquatics as nominated by you!
 
The awards are back this year, and we are looking for organisations or individuals of all swimming ages and abilities who have special stories that will continue to inspire and motivate others to take to the pool.
 
The finalists will be invited to attend an awards presentation, followed by a lunch at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham on Saturday 18th October.

This year’s event will be a more intimate affair and will be in an attendance by some of the most senior members of the ASA to ensure those winners receive the recognition they deserve.  The event will also be supported by a guest host which will be confirmed neaer the time.

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Talent Coaching Breakfast

Sports coach UK is pleased to announce an additional Talent Coaches Breakfast Club on Understanding Talent in your region as follows:

Date:          Tuesday 16th September 2014
Venue:        Athletes Lounge, EIS-Sheffield, Coleridge Road, S9 5DA
Time:          8am – 10am

Talent Breakfasts provide Talent Coaches throughout the UK with further access to exciting and relevant topics of discussion, expert speakers and the opportunity to share thoughts, challenges and solutions with other coaches working in the England Talent Pathway.

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2014 Aquaforce Award Winners

ASA North West Region announce the winners of the 2014 ASA Aquaforce Awards.  The winners will now be have their names forward to the ASA for the National Award and will be invited to attend the ASA Annual Dinner.

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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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ASA Club Conference - Positive Feedback

A huge thank you to all delegates who attended the ASA Club Conferences on 21/22 June and 5/6 July 2014. The events were held at four regional locations across the country and staged a unique platform for dynamic learning between both ASA staff and club delegates.

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Coaches Presentation Morning

Sunderland Beacon programme have organised a CPD. read on for more details

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Nominate a Volunteer for an 2014 Aquaforce Award

The ASA would like to take this opportunity to recognise and thank the thousands of fantastic volunteers who are involved in aquatics across the country. Without your continued support, the landscape of aquatics would be a far cry from what we see today.

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.

Why not take the opportunity to say thank you to the unsung heroes of our sport. Everyone can nominate and anyone can be nominated! Why not make someone’s day today.

Nominations will close on the 21 July 2014 at 12:00pm. Late nominations may not be accepted.

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2 New Club Support Co-Ordinators

The ASA North West Region are pleased to announce the appointment of 2 new officers to help and support the clubs, local associations, county associations in delivering aquatics in the region. 

The new officers commenced their roles on Monday 9th June 2014.

The new officers will work in partnership with Sarah Darragh, ASA Club Development Officer, to ensure that all aquatic sports are supported with regards to Workforce Development, Swim21, Funding applications.

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