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Useful Equality Resources for Clubs

The ASA has put together many useful equality-related resources for our clubs and members. Below is a collection of some of those resources.

Sport and Recreation AllianceOverview of the Equality Act

These can be found in a toolkit, kindly shared by the Sports and Recreation Alliance, here: Requirements of the Equality Act 2010:
 

Template Policy Documents

Equality and Diversity in Swimming

  • Swimwear and Equality: a guidance note.
  • Charter for Action: Communication Toolkit for clubs signing up to the Charter for Action, an array of resources to help communicate the message.
  • The ASA has recently worked with The National Deaf Children’s Society in putting together a new resource, “Deaf Friendly Swimming”, for swimming teacher, coaches and parents to help teach deaf children to swim.
  • British Disability has prepared a new Toolkit to assist teachers and coaches in identifying talented disability swimmers.
  • The ASA has prepared short guide to Encouraging New Disability Swimmers in your Club.
  • Disability swimming has put together an excellent resource on the inclusion of swimmers with a disability. Although written prior to the Equality Act 2010, the resource continues to be provide practical guidance for teachers, coaches and clubs.
  • Pride Sport have recently published some useful, practical Guidance to support LGBT participation in swimming. Click here to download the Pride Sport document.
  • Faith Calendars can be useful tools for clubs when planning events. For example, the BBC has a easy to use and free calendar available here.

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