Do your local Primary Schools offer swimming?
The ASA has recently published their third School Swimming Census with the main statistic showing that 45% of 7- 11 year old's in England are unable to swim the minimum statutory requirement of 25 metres unaided. This is a 6% improvement on last year's results, however there is still much more to be done to improve.
Regional Swimming Championships 2015
The Technical Swimming Committee has been working hard to secure pools for 2015 to fit into the new Competition Pathway calendar.
We are pleased to announce that we have now secured confirmation from the pools that we can have Luton on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of May 2015 and UEA Norwich on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of May 2015.
Bedfordshire are Masters Champions
BEDFORDSHIRE won the East Region heat of the 2014 ASA Masters & Seniors Inter-County team competition at the Newmarket Leisure Centre on Sunday, November 16.
The competition, with the return of Cambridgeshire this year, saw all six counties from the East Region competing for our own trophy and, once all the regions in the country submit their results, against all counties nationwide.
Norfolk were the early leaders and held on to that position for most of the gala, closely followed by Bedfordshire but in the last few events Bedfordshire managed to overhaul them by six points to snatch the winner’s trophy for the first time.
Licensed Swimming Meets
All swimming clubs are reminded that applications for a meet licence must be made at least two calendar months in advance of the competition, using the appropriate application form, which must be returned to email@example.com.
For further information on how to apply for a licence and to download the forms, please visit the ASA website at http://www.swimming.org/asa/clubs-and-members/licensed-meets/
Please do not blame our volunteer Licensing Officer, if you do not follow these timescales for licence applications.
ASA East Region Winter Championships
The Accepted Entries and an updated schedule of events with session start times is now available here
East Angels are UK Water Polo Champions
CONGRATULATIONS to the magnificent East Angels who were crowned the 2014 UK Inter-Regional Water Polo Champions in Liverpool at the weekend - the first Championship victory since the East Region was set up almost a decade ago.
They finished top of Group A after a 12-12 draw with East Midlands Hoods and wins over North West Thunder (9-6) and London Sharks (8-4). The Angels then demolished North East Steelers 19-3 in the semi-finals before claiming a nerve-jangling 7-5 victory over North West Lightning in the final.
Competition Pathway Implementation Presentation
Barry Saunders will be making another presentation of the Competition Pathway Implementation on Saturday 15th November in Loughborough at 1:30pm.
If any Clubs would like to participate via Webex please contact Jane Davies, ASA Swimming Management Group, before Thursday 13th November using the e mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also places for individuals to attend in person but appreciate that it is late notice and a long way to travel, hence the opportunity to join in via computer.
IOS Courses Update
Masters Swimmers - Research Participants Required
Volunteers are sought to assist with research into the impact swimming has on the immune system.