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Club News

ASA North West Region Release New Course Dates

The ASA North West Region have updated their course calendar for volunteer courses

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Nominations Now Open for ASA Aquatics Awards 2016

Nominations have opened for the ASA Aquatics Awards 2016, the annual celebration of volunteers, athletes, Clubs, Swim Schools and facility operators. 

The Awards will be held on Saturday, 26 November in the prestigious Great Hall at the University of Birmingham.

ASA Chief Executive, Adam Paker, said: “The ASA Aquatics Awards bring together people from across all areas of aquatics to celebrate the achievements of those unsung heroes who dedicate so much of their time to teaching, coaching, supporting and participating in our sport.
“We have an incredible range of people involved in swimming and our aquatics sports. This event plays an important role in highlighting all the great work that members of the aquatics community do every day to help the ASA achieve our vision of a nation swimming.”

Set in the University’s original late-Victorian red brick building, the Grand Hall will provide the perfect backdrop to the Awards, which includes a celebration lunch.

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The ASA T30 Challenge 2016

A unique and simple event which determines just one thing – who can swim the furthest in 30 minutes!

Open to all swimmers aged 18 – 108+ living in Great Britain. You can compete in your local pool as an individual or as part of a team with your friends, family or colleagues.

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Sport England Towards an Active Nation

In December 2015 the Government published Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation.
It sets a bold and ambitious direction for sport policy which has been widely welcomed. It looks beyond simple participation to how sport changes lives and becomes a force for social good.

At its heart are five outcomes: physicalwellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development, and economic development.

Putting this policy into practice to achieve these outcomes will mean significant change for Sport England and for our partners.

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ASA NWR Summer Championships Results

To access ASANWR Summer Championships Results

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Pelican Centre Opens Gym & Community Facility

The Pelican Centre has worked hard over the past 4 years to ensure the continued delivery of aquatics in Tyldesley. 

With the only pool in the town under threat of closure twice in a 10 year period, Tyldesley Swimming and Water Polo Club asked for assistance from The Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP and Trevor Barton MBE.

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Aquazone

AquaZone is an interactive online magazine and community for 9-15 year old Category 2 ASA members at English clubs, whether they be swimmers, divers, synchro swimmers or water polo players. Packed with a great feed of news, interviews, features, reader letters and competitions, with a social community including timelines, a club hub, community chats, achievements and other great social stuff to help club members support each other, wherever they swim.

The monthly Fave Raves competition gives readers a chance to get their hands on £25 of Google Play or iTunes vouchers – and readers should keep an eye out for a chance to win an iPad in a competition coming soon!

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ASA Welcomes Focus on Mental Wellbeing in New Sport Strategy

The government’s new sport strategy has recognised the positive impact that physical activity has on an individual’s mental health and wellbeing, and pledges to get more older people active.

Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation was released today following a three month public consultation period. Developed as a cross-governmental approach to improving the physical and mental wellbeing of the nation, the strategy aims to get everyone active, with a particular focus on older people.

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swim21 Essential - Case Study

Stalybridge Swimming Club, based in the North West, is an ASA swim21 Essential club, having first gained the NGB kite mark in 2012. 

The main reasons that the club decided to undertake swim21 was to ensure they were following correct guidelines, especially in relation to dealing with children, to ensure their volunteers were appropriately qualified and to be recognised as a quality club locally/nationally.

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New Funding Opportunity for Athletes Announced by Sport England

New research shows that parents of up and coming sports stars have to spend as much as £27,000 a year to support their child’s training.

This has led to some of England’s best young talent dropping out and not pursuing their sporting ambitions. Today, Sport England launches a new scheme, Backing the Best, to support talented new athletes.

Click the link below to find out more information

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