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Swimming

2 North West Swimmers Selected for Commonwealth Youth Games

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The ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) has today announced the 12 swimmers who will make up the Commonwealth Games England Swimming Team heading to Samoa later this year.

Congratulations go to Lewis Clough (City of Salford) and Edward Baxter (Cockermouth) who have been selected for the team

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Diving

2015 ASA National Skills (Diving)

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The programme of events for this event and the timings can be found by clicking the link below

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Club News

Safeguarding Stars - 1 week to go

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Does your club have an outstanding Welfare Officer? Has someone gone the extra mile in helping to safeguard young people? If so, why not nominate them for a Safeguarding Stars award?

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Synchro

North West Synchro Swimmer receives Blue Peter Badge

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During a recent GB Synchronised Swimming Camp in Bristol - Talent Development Officer Karen Thorpe organised BBC Television to be attendance to watch the girls in action and for the Blue Peter presenters to “have a go” at synchronised swimming.

As the GB Senior squad are competing at the European Games in Baku it was the younger members of the GB squad who were tasked in getting the Blue Presenters “upto scratch”. 

Greta Hampson, one of the North West Region synchro swimmers was in attendance and was presented with a BLUE PETER BADGE.

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Swimming

NORTH WEST SWIMMERS STRIKE GOLD IN BAKU

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The ASA NORTH WEST REGION would like to congratulate Holly Hibbott, Southport/Stockport Metro on winning the GOLD MEDAL in the 800 metres Freestyle and Luke Greenbank, Cockermouth on winning the GOLD MEDAL in 100m Backstroke and 200m Backstroke breaking the Junior World Record at the European Games in Baku. 

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Club News

2015 Aquatic Awards Categories Now Open

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The categories and criteria for the new ASA Aquatics Awards 2015 have now been finalised, with nominations opening on Wednesday 1 July.

For the first time in the ASA’s history, the celebration will recognise participants across the entire ASA pathway from youngsters learning to swim through to our elite athletes on the international stage, and all those whose continued dedication ensures the smooth running of the sport.

The ceremony, which will be held on 14 November 2015 in Leamington Spa, will see individuals, facilities and schools recognised across a number of categories. This will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of all those from across the aquatics community.

 

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Swimming

2015 Open Water Festival

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The 2015 Open Water Festival took place at Salford Quays on Sunday 21st June 2015.

The entries for this competition had risen this year with over 160 swimmers taking part in what was the ASA North West Region; ASA North East Region; Cheshire County WPSA; Lancashire County WPSA; Northumberland & Durham SWPA Championships as well as the PSUK Championships (Police).

The weather was not the best for the swimmers but this did not deter them from swimming to their best.

The winners from the regional events will now be invited to take part in the ASA Open Water Nationals Championships at Rother Valley on 3rd August.

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Water Polo

Water Polo Goalkeeping Clinic

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The ASA North West Region are holding a Water Polo Goalkeeping Clinic on Saturday 11th July.

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Water Polo

GB girls land in Azerbaijan for Baku 2015 Games

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Great Britain’s under-17 water polo girls touched down in Azerbaijan today ahead of the inaugural Baku 2015 European Games.

Head coach Nick Buller and his squad now have three full days of preparation before their opening Group A clash against reigning champions Greece on Friday.

While in the former Soviet State, the GB players and staff will stay in the purpose-built Athletes Village overlooking the 68,195-seater Olympic Stadium, which will host the athletics events and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

“The facilities here look fantastic and we can’t wait to start training fully tomorrow and working on our tactics,” said Buller. “We’re looking forward to the next two weeks and although we know we’re up against some very tough opposition, we’re ready to give our all in every game.”

The water polo tournament is scheduled for 12-21 June and will take place in one of six temporary venues being used for the Games.

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Water Polo

Brand New Water Polo Hub Launched

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The ASA has launched a brand new Water Polo hub which is dedicated to providing the latest news and updates to the Water Polo community.

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