The ASA Swimming Conference 2012
The ASA Swimming Conference 2012 will take place on Saturday 13 October 2012 at the Crowne Plaza, Nottingham. Please note that bookings for the conference are now closed.
The ASA Swimming Conference 2012 will incorporate a full day’s conference programme with guest speakers and a programme of ‘share and develop’ breakouts.
As well as hearing from guest speakers Paralympic medallist Oliver Hynd, David Sparkes (Chief Executive), Spencer Moore (Head of Innovation and Development ) and Sarah Simmons (Community Clubs Programme Manager), delegates will have the opportunity to attend three workshops. These sessions will incorporate hands on activities and will be interactive and practical, providing them with action and development plans to immediately take away and help their club.
Delegates will also have the chance to visit the Communication Zone where they will be able to speak to ASA Staff about matters that concern their club. This includes information about new and exciting campaigns to be delivered for swimming such as Swimfit and the Learn to Swim Pathway, the swimming.org website and how to develop club personnel with the help of the IoS.
Delegates attending the ASA Council will have the opportunity to speak to members of the Strategic Development Group for Corporate Governance regarding the governing proposals for change. Chris Bostock, Chair of the group and Jane Nickerson, Chief Operating Officer, will be available to answer any questions.
Following the Conference delegates are welcome to observe the ASA Annual Council Meeting, which will include the inauguration of the incoming president.
The day will feature four interactive workshops that will run twice in the morning and once in the afternoon to give delegates the chance to attend the three that interest them the most.
- LEARN TO SWIM - Effective learn to swim partnership working – securing income and members. This workshop will highlight the best practice examples of how clubs can work in partnership with council and leisure operators learn to swim programmes, to ensure an effective pathway from learn to swim clubs. This workshop will include examples from clubs who have developed this effective partnership.
- COMMUNITY CLUBS - How clubs can provide greater aquatic opportunities to grow membership and increase their influence with operators. This workshop will look at the offer from clubs and how this fits their local community to increase members. It will also explore ways of working in partnership with operators to influence their pool programming and be seen more than just an organisation who hires the pool.
- VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT - This workshop will support delegates to forge a greater understanding of how to recruit, develop and retain volunteers. By the end of the session, attendees will have had the opportunity to understand and input into the ASA Volunteer Engagement initiative and recognise the ever expanding support that is available. There will also be an opportunity to share good practice on recruiting and developing young volunteers; acknowledging the impact that they can have on the sustainability of your club.
- SWIMMER PATHWAY - This workshop will look at how your club can develop effective networks to help support your swimmers to achieve their full potential. It will help you to develop an understanding of a network and provide you with information on how clubs can work together to achieve the very best environment for their swimmers in the current challenging economic environment.
The ASA Swimming Conference 2012 will take place on Saturday 13 October at the Crowne Plaza, Nottingham.
The ASA Swimming Conference 2012 will incorporate a full day’s conference programme with guest speakers and a programme of ‘share and develop’ breakouts. Join us to see how your club can be part of the ASA strategy 2013-17.
Please see the complete conference programme below.
0900-0930 Registration and Refreshments/Communication Zone
0930-0945 Open Conference – David Sparkes, Chief Executive
0945-1015 Strategy Overview – Spencer Moore, Head of Innovation and Development
1015-1030 Community Clubs – Sarah Simmons, Programme Manager Community Clubs
1040-1130 Workshop Sessions
1155-1245 Workshop Sessions
1245-1345 Lunch and Communication Zone
1345-1435 Workshop Sessions
1435-1500 Summary and Conference Close
1500-1530 Communication Zone/Refreshments
1530-1730 Annual Council Meeting and inauguration of the incoming President
1900-1930 Pre-dinner Reception
1930-0030 ASA Council Dinner and Aquaforce Awards Ceremony
For further information about the ASA Swimming Conference 2012 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.