Talent ID in England
Talent assessment days take place throughout the UK to find potential new athletes. If you feel you have what it takes then read on.
Hosted regionally by the ASA, Talent Identification Days are designed to unearth potentially talented swimmers not already involved in disability swimming who can be signposted into high quality swimming provision.
At Talent Identification Days swimmers are required to swim lengths so that potential talent can be assessed.
Following the days swimmers are provided with further information regarding the most appropriate opportunities available to them.
When are the next Talent ID Days?
The next English days are planned for 11 and 12 May 2013. The locations have yet to be decided. Please keep returning to this page to check for updates.
Assessment Centres and Swimlink
Assessment centres are situated at local swimming clubs that work in partnership with the ASA to provide an assessment opportunity for any swimmer with a disability.
During the session swimmers will be asked to complete basic swim skills and assessment tasks to determine their ability level.
After the initial assessment swimmers will be directed to appropriate swimming provision best suited to the individual swimmer.
There are also ‘Swimlink’ sessions available in limited locations. These aim to further enhance the swimming skills of young disabled people by bridging the gap between learning to swim and progressing on to a swimming club.
These sessions will enable the young person to progress into a mainstream coaching environment.
Use the interactive map below to find your nearest centre. Then email them to get in contact.
|Hoddesdon Swimming Club||John Warner Leisure Centre|
|Preston Swimming Club||West View Leisure Centre|
|Crediton Swimming Club||Lords Meadow Leisure Centre, Crediton, Devon|
|Swim Liverpool' City of Liverpool SC||Wavertree Sports Park|
|Warrington Warriors Swimming Club||Fordton Leisure Centre|
|Satellites of Macclesfield (Cheshire East)||Macclesfield Leisure Centre|
|South West Disability Swimming Squad (North) WESPORT County Sports Partnership||Tockington Manor School|
|Gloucester City Swimming Club||Eastgate Street and Bruton Way|
|Wellington (Telford) ASC||Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre|
|West Dorset Warriors Swimming Club||Thomas Hardye Leisure Centre|
|Devon Swimming Club||Plymouth Life Centre|
|Mid Sussex Marlins||The Triangle|
|Chesterfield Swimming Club||Queen's Park Sports Centre|
|UEA City of Norwich Swimming Club||Colman Junior School|
|Swindon Dolphin ASC||The Link Centre|
|Trowbridge ASC||Bradford on Avon Swimming Pool|
|Trowbridge ASC||Trowbridge Leisure Centre|
|Bucks Disability Swimming Club||Stoke Mandeville Swimming Pool|
|Gosport Dolphins Swimming Club||Holbrook Leisure Centre|
|Taunton Deane Swimming Club||St James' Street Pools|
|Deepings SC||Deepings Leisure Centre|
|West Suffolk Swimming Club||Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre|
|Harrogate District Swimming Club||The Hydro|
|Derwentside ASC||Louisa Centre|
|Borough of Barnsley ASC||Hoyland Leisure Centre|
|The Borough of Harrow Swimming Club||Harrow Leisure Centre|
|Nova Centurion||Hucknall Leisure Centre|
|Team Luton||Wardown Swimming & Leisure Centre|
|Slough and Eton Dolphins||Montem Leisure Centre|
|City of Oxford Swimming Club||Temple Cowley Pools and Leisure Centre|
|Guildford City Swimming Club||Guildford Spectrum|
|Orion Swimming Club||King Edward's School Swimming Pool|
|North West Region Disability Squad||Manchester Aquatics Centre|
|Black Country, Wolverhampton SC||Central Baths, 3 Bath Avenue|
|Swim Wirral/Wirral Metro SC||Europa Pools, Conway Street|
|City of Cambridge Swimming Club||Parkside Pool|
|Leicester Penguins||Bosworth Academy, Desford, Ibstock Leisure Centre, Wigston Pool|
|City of Lincoln Pentaqua SC||Wragby Swimming Pool and Yarborough Leisure, Riseholme Road|
|Litchfield SC||The Friary Grange, Eastern Avenue|
|Lakes Leisure||Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road|
|Stratford Sharks ASC||Stratford Leisure Centre, Stratford upon Avon|
|City of Newcastle ASC||City Pool, Northumberland Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne|
|Plymouth Life Centre||Mayflower Drive, Plymouth, Devon|
|Wyre Forest SC||Harold Davies Drive, Stouport-on-Severn, Worcestershire|
|City of Stoke-on-Trent SC||Staffordshire, Fenton Manor, City Road, Stoke|
|Morpeth ASC||Riverside Leisure Centre, New Market, Morpeth|
|Middlesborough ASC||The Neptune Centre, Ormesby Road, Middlesborough|
|City of Chester SC||City Baths Union Street Chester CH1 1QP 01244 317300|
|Modernian SC||Bedford Modern School Pool/ Trinity Arts and Leisure/ Bedford School Pool/ Robinson Pool|
|London Disability Swimming Club||Mile and Leisure Centre, 190 Burdett Road, Mile End|
|Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club||1 Park Road, Hemel Hempstead, Luton|
|Clevedon ASC||Strode Road, Clevedon, North Somerset|
|Royal Tunbridge Wells Monson SC||180 Queenborough Road, Minster, Sheerness Kent|
|Maidstone SC||36 Walsham Road, Chatham, Kent|
|City of Canterbury SC||53 Augustine Road, Minster, Sheerness, Kent|
|West Norfolk Swimming Club||St James Swimming Pool, Black Friars Street, Kings Lynn|
|Basildon and Phoenix Swimming Club||Sporting Village Swimming Pool, Gloucester Park North Cranes Farm Road, Basildon|
|Team Ipswich||Crown Pools, Crown Street, Ipswich|
Use the drop down to choose a swimming club, using the contact details to enquire about Swimlinks.