Referees' exam success
CONGRATULATIONS to the following Regional technical officials who have passed this year's British Swimming Referee examination: Andrew Fitt (St Ives SC), Derek Hughes (Hemel Hempstead SC), Graham Briars (West Suffolk SC), Mark Horrod (Hemel Hempstead SC), Nigel Utting (Great Yarmouth SC).
Last Updated (Wednesday, 11 December 2013 18:08)
Ipswich are top juniors at Winter Regionals
LUCY Oxbrow and Rebecca Sherwin powered Team Ipswich to the top of the junior medals table at the East Region Winter Championships in Norwich.
Oxbrow completed a hat-trick of wins in the freestyle events, while Sherwin equalled that feat in the backstroke events, as well as scooping two seniors titles - over 50m and 100m – in the process. Dolly Trigg (200 medley) and Dominic Scifo (100 butterfly) completed the Ipswich gold rush.
West Norfolk's Nathan Wells claimed the biggest individual haul of victories, claiming four regional titles in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke and 200m medley.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:33)
Hughes & Jackson are stars of the show
CALEB Hughes and Ellis Jackson dominated the East Region Winter Championships in Norwich.
Hatfield swimmer Hughes won eight gold medals to complete a fine individual haul, while Jackson, from St Felix School, swept to six victories in the women's event.
Hughes's Hatfield team were the dominant team over the weekend, topping the medals table with 20 golds. Katie Armitage backed up Hughes' efforts with four wins, while Martyn Walton and Philippa Shuttleworth also enjoyed individual success. And the Hertfordshire club completed a clean sweep of six relay wins.
Ellis's run of success was enough on its own to put St Felix in second place, ahead of Team Ipswich who saw four race victories shared between Rebecca Sherwin and Ryan Clay.
Richard Jefferies was a double winner for City of Cambridge with Luke Westwood also picking up gold.
Chloe Hannam and Katie Brown secured victories for City of Peterborough while there were also race wins for West Suffolk's Danny Proffitt, Team Luton's William Mallcott and Hoddesdon's Georgina Pryor.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 10 December 2013 08:26)
Spaces still available on workshops
Last Updated (Thursday, 05 December 2013 22:37)
Water Polo Championship dates
THE 2014 East Region Senior Inter-County Water Polo Championships will be held on Sunday, March 9, at Basildon Sporting Village, starting at 4pm. It will be the first time a women’s championship will be held as well as the usual men’s event. Players must be Cat 2 registered with a club in the county they are representing.
And the East Region Junior Inter-County Championships will be held on Saturday, March 1, at Basildon Sporting Village, starting at 6pm. Once again this event will be two separate competitions for girls' and boys' county teams. Players must be born in 1997 or younger, and must be Cat 2 registered with a club in the county they are representing.
Update on proposed new qualifying times
THE Technical Swimming Committee have listened to the coaches' comments regarding the qualifying times for the 2014 East Region BAGCAT and Youth Championships and have been discussing ways forward.
We have come up with a proposal but wish to discuss this with the coaches before publishing any new times. We will present the proposed way ahead at the Coaches Forum being held on Friday, December 6 and will publish the revised times early in the week commencing December 9.
We feel it is better to take a little more time and get a consensus rather than rush into a decision only to have to change things again. Thank you for your patience.
ASA East Region TSC
Last Updated (Tuesday, 26 November 2013 10:10)
Extra 'Time to Listen' course organised
Michelle wins Essex coaching award
CONGRATULATIONS to Michelle Young, Head Coach at Colchester Swimming Club, who has been voted Coach of the Year at the Active Essex Sports Awards. Michelle received her award at the Colchester United Community Stadium where the ceremony was broadcast live on BBC Essex radio.