At the ASA North West Region Annual Council Meeting on Saturday 16th September 2017, Mr Bob Thorpe (Lancashire County WPSA and Worsley SC) was appointed as the President of the region.
The region have once again organised Stroke Clinics at the beginning of 2018 for swimmers, coaches and parents to attend.
These clinics are aimed at County level swimmers and their coaches
These are open to swimmers 11 - 13 years of age on a first come first serve basis.
2 swimmers and 1 coach per club
This Young Volunteer Development day is an additional opportunity for those who have attended or are currently on the Swim England North West Volunteer Programme. This development day will consist of a number of interactive workshops
The Swim England North West Winter Championships will be held at Manchester Aquatic Centre on 4th and 5th November 2017.
As these championships will be the qualifiers for the British Championships in December - these championships will be held Long Course inaccordance with guidelines from Swim England
Please note that from Monday 24th July the Swim England North West Office will be moving to new premises
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