ASA North West Region Open Water Training/Taster Programme
The North West Region continues to lead the way in offering a diverse and comprehensive programme of Open Water Development Opportunities for our swimmers. Following on from last year’s successful Open Water Championships, Open Water Taster and Development Sessions, the North West Region will be providing a series of taster and development sessions to the Swimmers from North West Region Clubs.
The NW Region Open Water Swimming Championships (in partnership with Cheshire County WPSA and Lancashire County WPSA) which will go ahead on Sunday, 30th June 2013 at Salford Water Sports Centre.
There will initially be a series of training sessions and taster sessions prior to the Open Water Championships to allow swimmers adequate practice in the Open Water Environment and around the race course. These can be booked via the Swim North West Office. A further series of sessions will be available for those wishing to gain more experience and training prior to National Events.
June 1 AND June 8 - TRAINING SESSIONS HAVE NOW BEEN CONSOLIDATED AND WILL TAKE PLACE ON 15TH JUNE
June 15 12.00 – 1.00 pm Taster Sessions & Safety Presentation - 12 years +
June 22 12.00 – 1.00 pm Training Session with Open Water Coaches - it is essential that you have had previous experience to attend this session
June 29 12.00 – 1.00 pm Training Session with Open Water Coaches - it is essential that you have had previous experience to attend this session
June 30 North West Open Water Championships – Salford Quays
July 6 12.00 - 1.00 pm Training Session with Open Water Coaches - it is essential that you have had previous experience to attend this session
July 13 12.00 - 1.00 pm Training Session with Open Water Coaches - it is essential that you have had previous experience to attend this session
The minimum age for participation is Age on day at Nationals - 11 Years Old [Female] or 12 Years Old [Male] and ideally be a minimum standard of county qualifier in the 400, 800 or 1500 events. If you do not meet this criteria but wish to compete then forward a brief overview of your training programme and competition times to Diane.Stafford@swimming.org or discuss your suitability to participate with John Stout. All coaches are welcome, if you wish to get involved please contact John.
Please book your sessions through the North West Swimming Office before 24th May 2013 – please note that there are limited places per session. The cost of the training and taster sessions are £5.00 per session.
All sessions will take place at Salford Quays which has one of the highest accreditations in water quality available for running all disciplines and events in Open Water. Visit – http://www.salford.gov.uk/wsc-safety.htm
Programme Coordinator & Event Management – John Stout [07731 957867]
NB –in the Interests of Safety - All athletes who wish to enter the OW Championships or attend a training session must have attended a Safety Presentation & Taster Session unless you can prove that you have previous open water experience in competition.