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Club News

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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ASA NWR & ASA NER Open Water Championships

The ASA NORTH WEST REGION and the ASA NORTH EAST REGION in partnership with Cheshire County WPSA, Lancashire County WPSA and Northumberland & Durham SWPA are holding the 2016 Open Water Championships at Salford Quays on Saturday 25th June 2016.

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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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2016 Course Dates

The region have organised a variety of courses from March 2016 - June 2016 from Safegaurding & Protecting Children; ASA Time to Listen; ASA Team Manager Module 1 and Module 2

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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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New Funding Opportunities for Coaching Announced

Today there has been an announcement about Funding Opportunities for Coaching in the UK

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England Programmes 2015 - 2016

England Programmes have now published information about their 2015/2016 Development Programme for Athletes and Coaches including booklets and application forms.

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ASA recruiting for Youth and Volunteer Forums

The ASA are now recruiting for both our National Youth Forum and our National Volunteer Forum. If you’re confident, passionate and have a desire to make a difference to the aquatic volunteering world, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you!

The National Youth Forum and the National Volunteer Forum are groups of proactive volunteers from across the country who come together to feed into the ASA Volunteer Engagement Team. The Forums allow for relevant and rewarding programmes, resources and opportunities to be devised for volunteers, creating a greater feeling of ownership and therefore helping to retain our volunteers in aquatics.

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