- Swim 21
The purpose of this paper is to provide some basic information on the incorporation of the Amatuer Swimming Association (ASA).
Discussions have taken place regarding the incorporation of the ASA on several occasions and at last year’s Annual Council Meeting (ACM) the matter was discussed in detail.
A number of Regional meetings followed early this year and widespread support for incorporation was received.
A meeting in April where all Regions were represented gave unanimous support and formal proposals are to be put to the ACM this October.
Advice has been taken from the auditors and law firms and as well as the Regions, both the Sport Governing Board and the Group Board support the move to incorporation and the structure set out below.
The ASA prides itself on operating within an effective governance framework and as part of this it is pertinent to review the governance structure from time to time. The matter of incorporation is therefore back on the table for debate and consideration as the world in which we operate in is an ever changing one which is becoming more business orientated and partnership based. The world is also more litigious than in the past and it may well become more difficult to ensure that risks are fully insured.
A new study that shows the health and wellbeing benefits of swimming has been launched today by Swim England.
The report shows the unique benefits of water make it the ideal place for people of all ages to exercise. It is particularly beneficial for those with long term health conditions.
The report also found evidence that swimmers live longer. Swimming regularly also helps older people to stay fit, physically and mentally.
On the other end of the scale, the report also found that children who take part in swimming lessons regularly develop physical, cognitive and social skills quicker than those who do not.
Formerly called swim21, SwimMark accreditation is Swim England’s quality standard for clubs.
It recognises high standards of governance, sustainability and effectiveness.SwimMark is Swim England’s quality standard for clubs. It recognises high standards of governance, sustainability and effectiveness.
Any affiliated Swim England club can apply for the accreditation, regardless of the size of membership or the disciplines delivered.
Swim England North West release their 2017 - 2021 Strategy Document
The date for the these championships has been announced:-
Location: The Hydro, Harrogate, Jennyfield Drive, Harrogate, HG12RP
Date: 23rd September 2017
Closing date: 2nd September
There will be a physical classification opportunity available at this competition. Swimmers wishing to be considered for classification are asked to submit their entries before the 12th August.
To download an entry pack please click the link below
Swim England North West (known as ASA North West Region) will be holding their Annual Council Meeting on Saturday 16th September 2017 at the Holiday inn Express, Sale Way, Leigh WN7 4JY commencing at 10.30 hours
Swim NW Open Water Championships - Information for competitors:
RE – Fina Guidelines on Open Water Temperatures & Wetsuits
The updated terms and conditions for the Open Water Championships and Festival have been agreed and are now available to download. Due to new guidelines from Fina and also expected temperatures at Salford Quays, there is a reasonable probability that wetsuits may be required for the Open Water Championship events on June 24th.
Thank you for your patience. Please note that any competitor who does not to wish to comply with the new conditions can request a refund of their entry fee
Athletes from the North West Region are amongst a 29 strong British Swimming team that has been selected to compete at this summer’s FINA World Championships in Budapest.
From the 1st April 2017 the Amateur Swimming Association will be known as Swim England.
Swim England will continue to be the national governing body for swimming in England.
The North West will be known as Swim England North West and will continue to support and deliver the Swim England Strategy
Swim England North West publish a Monthly Newsletter which gives the up to date information from the Clubs Team regarding swim21; Funding; Courses; Events and much more.
To access a copy of the Newsletter please click the link below