30 April 2013
On average one person drowns in the UK every 17 hours and drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death among children, with more than half of incidents happening at rivers, lakes, canals and reservoirs. The ASA’s ‘Get Safe’ campaign seeks to ensure young people know how to stay safe, while having fun in and around water.
Now you can give young people in your area the chance to learn about the dangers posed by open water by holding a special ‘Get Safe’ event.
17 April 2013
At the ASA we believe that pools are at the heart of local communities and we would like them to stay that way. If your local pool is under threat of closure, or if you or members of your community are looking to re-open an existing pool, the support and resources we provide at pool-watch.co.uk can help.
8 April 2013
With the news that additional Government funding of £150 million per year has been committed to primary PE and school sport, giving schools the opportunity to review their swimming programmes, the ASA are offering guidance to pool operators to support the use of the funding.
19th December 2012
A recent 10-week pilot study has shown that British Gas Swimfit Activate+ is a profitable and successful session to run in leisure centres, attracting more customers than ever before to their pool sessions.
23 October 2012
New ASA learn to swim resources will be available to order from 1st November, to support the provision of the British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Pathway.
Swimming is by far the favourite sport of many disabled children and adults and we want to help you inspire these individuals to join in with the fun in the pool.
Help us inspire more people to Go Swimming at your centre today. Join us in getting ready for the Games and encourage everyone to visit swimming.org/go, the brand new online companion launched by the ASA. Quite simply, it provides everything a person needs to know about taking part in aquatics.
9 July 2012
Children from primary schools in Camborne, Pool and Redruth have been learning how to Get Safe 4 Summer, thanks to the ASA’s life-saving water safety programme.
21 May 2012
Children from around the country are being given the chance to learn about the dangers posed by open water this summer thanks to vital life-saving scheme Get Safe 4 Summer.
06 Mar 2012
There is a real opportunity to secure funding to improve the condition of your school pool. Sport England has launched the second round of the inspired facilities fund, which is a total funding pot of £10m.