Successful ASA Swimming Conference enjoyed by clubs and volunteers

18 October 2012

The ASA Swimming Conference 2012 took place on Saturday with hundreds of ASA affiliated swimming clubs and volunteers attending Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham to share and interact with ASA staff about future developments, strategies and upcoming projects in the swimming world.

David Sparkes reflected on the results of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the implementation of their legacy in 2012 and beyond. David expressed his sense of achievement at what the athletes and Games Makers had accomplished.

A highlight of the day was the presentation from three time Paralympic medallist Oliver Hynds who delivered an inspiring speech to delegates, talking of his own preparation for London 2012 and his future plans. He added his thanks to the thousands of volunteers who had made the Olympic and Paralympic Games possible and also spoke of the importance of dedicated volunteers at the grass roots of the sport.

The attendees were invited to share their own visions of the future of our sport during workshops throughout the day. Volunteers shared stories and presented case studies on the key themes of Learn to Swim, Volunteer Engagement, Community Clubs and Swimmer Pathway.  The workshops were incredibly well received, with many present feeling that they had played their part in shaping the future vision of swimming.

View the keynote presentations from David Sparkes: The Challenge Today, Spencer Moore: Vision and Strategy Update and Sarah Simmons: Clubs Delivering in the Aquatic Community.

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