A huge thank you to all delegates who attended the ASA Club Conferences on 21/22 June and 5/6 July 2014. The events were held at four regional locations across the country and staged a unique platform for dynamic learning between both ASA staff and club delegates.
The ASA North West Region are pleased to announce the appointment of 2 new officers to help and support the clubs, local associations, county associations in delivering aquatics in the region.
The new officers commenced their roles on Monday 9th June 2014.
The new officers will work in partnership with Sarah Darragh, ASA Club Development Officer, to ensure that all aquatic sports are supported with regards to Workforce Development, Swim21, Funding applications.
The re-launch of the Beacon Programme (Water Polo) Manchester Programme
The visionary goal of British Swimming’s Performance Pathway is to ensure all participating swimmers have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience within the sport, and those who aspire to achieve Olympic success are fully supported in doing so.
In preparation for the 2014 membership year, the insurance provided to the ASA/SASA/WASA/IOS, its affiliated clubs and members, has been reviewed and a new policy and insurer will be in place from April 2014.
The National Deaf Children’s Society and the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) have teamed up to create the Deaf-Friendly Swimming i-Learn course to help coaches become more deaf aware. This accredited course is easy to complete and free of charge.
The Deaf-Friendly Swimming i-Learn course is an excellent tool for teachers and coaches to learn how to teach and coach the deaf swimmer and ensure that deaf and hard of hearing young people are fully supported in accessing swimming sessions.
The ASA and the IoS encourage every active teacher and coach to take advantage of this brilliant free course to continue to ensure that swimming is a fully inclusive sport.
British Swimming have now received official notification of the statement of the FINA TSC:
Related to the new FINA Rules about separated hands as mentioned in SW 7.6 (Breaststroke) and SW 8.4 (Butterfly) please note the statement of the FINA TSC as agreed at the FINA TSC at the Meeting in Bangkok (THA) on 6 & 7 December 2013:
The ASA’s main training partner, the Institute of Swimming, has announced details of how practicising swimming teachers can achieve the new RAPS approved ASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics (QCF) qualifications
After lengthy discussions the Swim Management Group have approved the ASA North West Region Record Policy for swimming