British Olympic star launches 2016 Great East Swim
OLYMPIC silver medallist Keri-Anne Payne has urged people to experience the thrill of open water swimming at the launch of the Great East Swim 2016 which returns to Alton Water Reservoir near Ipswich for the eighth year on June 18. Distances at the event range from 250metre swims for children to a new 10km marathon. Payne said: “It’s for everybody, it’s for young people, old people, disabled people, it’s a sport everyone can do. I am so excited there are so many kids wanting to get involved in open water swimming.”
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The Monthly Club Update has a Makeover
The monthly Club Update is sent to all club Secretaries to then be shared with teachers, coaches, committee members, and other volunteers within their clubs. This month the update has had a makeover so will look different to previous versions. You can also find it each month on the east region website HERE.
European Records Smashed by Hatfield's Chris Dunn
Hatfield's Chris Dunn broke an amazing 5 European Records and 7 British Records, in the 70 to 74 Men's age group, at the South East Region Long Course event held at K2 Crawley on the 23rd and 24th January.
This outstanding achievement included European records set in the 400m freestyle, 400m IM, 200M freestyle, 200m IM and 800M freestyle events. Chris also gained British records in the above as well as the 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle events. Well done Chris!
WE are looking to recruit volunteers to help us manage the process relating to Licensed Swimming Competitions. ASA East Region has a responsibility to consider applications for Licensed Meets in accordance with the ASA Criteria and to monitor the reports. We would like to appoint a Regional Licensing Officer plus a small panel of up to four people to help spread the load.
Open Water Development Camp 2016 - Coach education
There are still spaces available for coaches to attend the Open Water Development Camp on 5th March and 11th June to take part in the coach education we will be running on both days. To reserve a place, please contact email@example.com.
Young Volunteers Needed for LEN European Champs 2016
The organisers of the London 2016 European Aquatics Championships are looking to recruit a team of 14-18 year olds to be part of the sports team at the iconic London Aquatic Centre from 16th- 22nd May 2016. They are particularly looking for a team of 10 to be kit carriers for the swimming competition. There will also be a training session with the date to be announced. Click HERE to complete an application form. Deadlines for applications is Monday 1st February.
IOS Courses Update - updated weekly
The IOS has advised us that there are a few courses which are taking place shortly with places still available for learners. Please click on the below links for more information
L1TA, Parkside Pools, 06.02.16
Improving Butterfly, Braintree Swimming & Fitness, 24.02.16
Integrating Autistic Children, Watford Woodside, 27.02.16
AquaFun, Braintree Swimming & Fitness, 06.03.16
A&C, Splash Leisure & Fitness Centre, 21.03.16
L2 TA, Fore Street Baths, 29.03.16
L2TA, Jack Hunt, 29.03.16
L2 TA, Sawston SC, 29.03.16
2016 East Swimming Long Course Championships
The ASA East Region Swimming Committee takes pleasure in releasing the Race Schedule and Qualifying Times for the 2016 East Swimming Long Course Championships. Conditions and further particulars will be published shortly.
Please click here for the documents.
The closing dates for entries will be Friday 1st April (noon) for weekend one (Norwich) and Friday 29th April (noon) for weekend two (Luton).
Queries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
ASA East Region - Dual Regional Para-Swimming Development Meet
The ASA East Region, Dual Regional Para-Swimming Development Meet is taking place on Saturday 5th March 2016, at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 2DL.
The closing date for entries is Monday 15th February 2016
Swimmers requiring classification must enter before Monday 1st February 2016
Please see the entry information pack here