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Workshop Focus: Grow Your Swimming Club

13th September 2011

Booking is now open for the ASA Swimming Conference 2011, which is set to take place on Saturday 22 October at the Crowne Plaza, Nottingham.

The conference will incorporate a full day’s programme with keynote guest speakers David Sparkes (Chief Executive of the ASA) and Sir Keith Mills (Deputy Chair of LOCOG), and a ‘Communication Zone’ where you will be able to speak to ASA staff about matters that concern you and your club.

In addition to the conference programme, there is the opportunity to attend two workshops, which include:

  • Grow your swimming club: how to transform your swimming club and make it vibrant, visible and viable
  • Shaping your future with the IoS
  • Big Splash and beyond
  • Developing young leaders
  • ASA 2013-2017 strategy
  • Young volunteers: you are the future!
  • Online membership system
  • swim21: shaping the future
  • The Swimmers journey: maximise results from your Learn to Swim programme to retain more swimmers

In the run up to the conference we will take a closer look at each of the workshops that have been designed to inspire you with forward thinking and give you a fresh perspective on your club activitites, with the ultimate aim of helping you make your club fit for the future.

The first workshop we are going to focus upon is ‘Grow your swimming club’ which will be delivered by Svend Elkjaer, Managing Director of the Sports Marketing Network (SMN).

SMN provides thoughts, tools and to-dos on how to make your club or facility more vibrant, visible and viable, sharing best practice across all sports.

More than 2,500 community sports clubs have participated in SMN's Grow Your Club workshops and the new series of seven Grow Your Club Guides and Grow Sport, the e-magazine, have just been launched.

This session will look at how clubs can attract new members, retain existing members, become a hub of the community and grow revenue and improve the social life of the club.

No boring theory - just exciting, positive and proven action points drawn from best practice from sports clubs at all levels across the UK and abroad.

Don’t miss out on this chance to feedback, engage with us, get involved and help shape the future!

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