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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, 29th June 2014 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.  For more information on Taster Training Sessions please contact 0161 877 7252 or visit www. salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/sport for more details.

June 29            North West Open Water Championships – Salford Quays 

ENTRIES OPEN ON 1ST MARCH 2014 - to enter please click the link below.


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. 

Salford Quays 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.