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.
Supported by a host of big-name swimmers including fellow London 2012 medallists Ellie Simmonds, Michael Jamieson and Rebecca Adlington alongside comedian David Walliams.
SwimBritain is a series of fun team relays that are taking place this September which hopes to inspire 500,000 people across Britain to swim more regularly – and get fit!
There are two ways to take on the challenge; SwimBritain1000 is a four-person relay where each team member swims 250m four times around a specially-designed course in a dedicated 50m pool. SwimBritain 500 is a shorter distance where team members use the same course, swimming half the distance (125m four times).
Registrations are now open.
Get Safe is a campaign providing young people with the basic knowledge of how to help in an emergency. It’s about keeping them out of danger near water while still being able to enjoy themselves.
The Get Safe campaign is aimed at children (and their parents) and tries to make children aware of the dangers posed by water.
The objectives of the campaign are to:
•Promote and raise awareness of the importance of learning to swim and water confidence
•Increase knowledge and practice of water safety and self rescue skills
•Raise awareness that organised, supervised water based activity can be fun and safe
•Promote swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle and family activity
•Provide a fun and memorable experience
•Raise awareness of water safety for all of the school children taking part and, by association, their parents
•Raise awareness of water safety in all of the participating schools
•Provide a focus on water safety for children at the leisure centres and pools who are hosting the events.
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.
Leigh St Mary’s Under 18’s Girl’s Water Polo team retain English School’s Water Polo Trophy for the 3rd year running at Oundle School , Oundle, Peterborough - Manchester High School for Girl’s were runner’s up
Crompton House , Oldham Under 16’s Girl’s Water Polo team won their event
Leigh St Mary’s finished 2nd in the Under 14’s competition
Leigh St Mary’s Under 14’s Girls Water Polo team finished with silver medals in the national competition
Manchester High school for girl’s finished 3rd.
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.
Sport England is today announcing a special £5 million flood relief fund to help restore pitches and repair sports facilities damaged by the recent floods and storms.
£5 million of National Lottery funding will be made available to sports clubs, local authorities and other community organisations for emergency repairs to damaged facilities such as football, rugby and cricket pitches, water sports centres, pavilions, changing rooms and floodlights.
The ASA North West Region announces Sunday 29th June as the date for the 2014 Open Water Championships. These championships will be held in partnership with Cheshire County WPSA and Lancashire County WPSA.
Leigh St Mary’s and Manchester High School for Girls qualify for English Schools girl’s Under 16’s Water Polo Finals at Oundle on 12th March.
St Mary’s and Manchester Under 18’s girls have already qualified for the National Finals in the Under 18’s competition on the same day
ESSA Schools 14 & Under Northern Finals is to be held on Tuesday 4th February 2014 at the Pelican Centre, Tyldesley