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Club News Swimming

England Programmes 2015 - 2016

England Programmes have now published information about their 2015/2016 Development Programme for Athletes and Coaches including booklets and application forms.

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Vacancy for ASA Club Development Officer - North West Region

The ASA, the national governing body for swimming, is seeking a club development officer whose role will be to increase the talent pool and membership levels across the North West region by ensuring effective, self sustaining clubs.

The successful candidate must have excellent time management, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to manage different work areas and form good working relationships. Knowledge and experience of the sport/leisure industry and experience of managing projects, achieving targets and results are also essential for this role.

It would be beneficial to have had previous experience of working with a variety of different stakeholders within the leisure industry, in particular with sports clubs and volunteers, as well as working in or with a business and managing finances.

We are looking for a well organised person who can develop and work to plans and has the ability to work alone and as part of a team.

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Top Girl and Medals Galore for Bobcats at Rotherham


Burnley Bobcats entered the Rotherham Metro Gala held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield over the weekend of 18/19 July 2015 and won a hoard of medals with Lily-Grace Duckworth (12) being crowned Top Girl at the end of the two day event.

Lily achieved medals in all her 12 events to win her the title of Top Girl across all age groups.  She won 7 gold medals in the 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle, 50m and 100m breaststroke and 200m backstroke, followed by 4 silver medals in the 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly, 100m and 200m individual medley races and bronze in the 100m backstroke. 

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2015 ASA National Skills (Diving)


ASA North West Region Diving Management Group held the first National Skills Final at the Manchester Aquatic Centre on 18th and 19th July

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Club News

ASA CLub Conference Dates Announced

The Club Conferences are the go-to destinations for everyone involved in the smooth running of aquatics clubs.

Learn about exciting news and developments in the aquatics world, take part in essential training courses, network and grab vital 1:1 time with a member of the ASA Clubs team to discuss issues important to you and your club.


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Pioneer 79 Swimming Club compete at Preston Summer Spectacular


Pioneer 79 Swimming Club were topping the tables again recently at the Preston SC Summer Spectacular gala, held at Darwen Leisure Centre.  With 59 Pioneer 79 swimmers competing, in what has definitely been a very successful season for the Club, it was Speeding Tickets and medals galore! 

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Barrow win Diddy league for first time in 10 Years


Barrow ASC is a competitive swimming club based in Cumbria. They are one of 8 clubs in Cumbria competing in the ‘Diddy League’. Diddy League is a fantastic introduction to competitive swimming for younger children aged 9-11. The Diddy team is made up of teams of girls and boys in each age group (9, 10 & 11). In addition to team relays, we also have 50m events and a climax of ‘The Cannon’ which is made up of the fastest girl and boy from each age group.

The team is put together by our Level 1 and Level 2 Coaches Alison Sharpe and Mandy Steele.

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North West Swimmers Selected for Commonwealth Youth Games


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 England Team whilst the Isle of Man have selected Niamh Robinson (Pioneer 79); Brody Hewison (Isle of Man SC) and Alex Bregazzi (Douglas SC)

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North West Synchro Swimmer receives Blue Peter Badge


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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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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