This coming Saturday and Sunday the Swim England North West Swimming Championships will take place as planned at the Manchester Aquatics Centre. In view of the incident which took place in the city earlier in the week we have sought advice from the venue management.
We will continue to monitor and react to any development and further advice from the venue who are in turn liaising with the Local Authority
We ask that all those attending the Championships understand and bear with any changes to the normal routine they may encounter and remain vigilant at all times.
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.
The Swim England North West Open Water Training/Taster dates are announced.
PLEASE NOTE: As the Championship Secretary is not attending the meet this weekend due to illness, the withdrawal procedures are different.
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 in line with Swim England Talent Program is to clearly define, align and generate a cohesive pathway within our sport whilst effectively developing and supporting the ‘team’ of :-
Coaches, Team Managers, Sports Science/Medicine Practitioners and Parents/Guardians who in turn develop and support swimmers.
During 2017 there are a number of opportunities for individuals to get involved in in the programmes that are on offer
Great Swim in association with British Swimming present an exiting new open water race series for 2017.
The Great Britain Open Water Elite Series will consist of 4 races over a variety of distances across the summer with overall series cash prizes awarded to the Top 3 male and female athletes and additional prizes in the form of exclusive sponsor product for 4th and 5th placed athletes.
The overall male and female winners will also be invited to attend a British Swimming Open Water program activity with members of the national team
The ASA North West Region produce a monthly newsletter.
The December Newsletter is now available
The ASA has announced a change to the swim21 club Essential module accreditation after feedback from the annual ASA Club Survey.
The survey illustrated that more tha 60 per cent of clubs wanted to see swim21 Essential extended from a rolling annual programme to a two-year accreditation with simplified health check.
This will be implemented by a recently-established swim21 Working Group over the next few months.